bbum’s blog-o-mat: WebObjects Pub Night @ WWDC 2005

Perfect! The WWDC Blogger’s gathering and WebObjects Pub Night overlap, at the same place! Yay, synergy!

bbum’s blog-o-mat: WebObjects Pub Night @ WWDC 2005

I guess that means I’ll be able to hit both events!

Update: – well, the registration for the blogger’s gathering is closed (it’s a catered event, and they needed payment etc…), and the WO gathering has moved to the Chieftain Irish Pub. Looks like I may wind up at the Chieftain, or take the evening to stroll SoMA (or head to the waterfront?).

BSG Season 2 Is Coming!

Battlestar Galactica Season 2 is coming, and much sooner than I was thinking! It looks like it’s starting July 15 in the States! This is going to be good…

Season 1 was probably the best scifi ever made (it’s definitely the best TV scifi, and probably in the top 10 best scifi of all time – movies and TV!)

When Was Your Blog-Ha Moment?

Alan’s talking about his Blog-Ha Moment – when blogging “clicked” for him, and suddenly became part of what he did every day.

For me, I started dabbling with blogging after the dot-com eLearning company I was working for self destructed at The End of The Internet Bubble, in March 2001. I needed something to distract my mind from litigation, corporate cornholing, and other business-related evilness.

So I started poking around with Blosxom. I wanted to pick up a bit of Perl, and wanted to start a journal. Yes, my first blog was a lame-assed “it sure is hot today” personal journal. There’s a reason why the online archives of my blog don’t go back to the beginning… actually, I remembered this wrong… I started with MacJournal, in an offline journal, while poking around with the source for Blosxom to see what good Perl code looked like. The two things didn’t meet for a few months…

For the first few months, I was just toying around, and writing a bit. The first incarnation was hosted on the machine I was using for consulting (the birth of CAREO) – a spanky new Powerbook G4 400 – and the blog was hosted as static files on my .Mac account (gasp! no comments!)

Sometime after I started working full time at the Learning Commons, I bit the bullet and migrated my blog to MovableType, hosted on the LC”s webserver. This went on for about a year, when I switched back to Blosxom. Then to WordPress.

My Blog-Ha moment was likely the same one as Alan’s – the What’s the Fuss About RSS? presentation/performance-art doowackie I did with Alan and Brian in July 2003 (the first Three Amigos Joint) pushed it over the edge for me. Blogging was now a powerful tool for forming strong professional (and personal) relationships – which have lasted to this day.

Once I realized that blogging was more than just me documenting banality – it was a way to communicate and collaborate etc… – blogging switched into an indispensable part of what I do.

Update: I just realized – I didn’t start blogging with Blosxom. I started offline, in MacJournal (which is a pretty cool journal app). It was only after a few months of offline journalling that I started migrating to online stuff.

I just took a quick look through my archives, and it’s kind of funny to see the posts-per-month increase rather dramatically in the spring of 2003, building up to the Fuss about RSS presentation, and just keeping on going after that…

XCode WebObjects CodeSense Script

Someone on the WebObjects-Dev list, known only as “LD” just posted a tip about getting CodeSense completion working in XCode2 for WebObjects code. I took his tip and wrote an easy-peasy shell script that got the job done on my 2 machines.

If you need to enable CodeSense completion for WO, just grab a copy of this script, and run it in Terminal.

$ ./xcode_webobjects_codesense

You may first need to chmod +x xcode_webobjects_codesense first, to get it executable, but that’s about all.

Thanks to LD for the detailed description!

Updated PlanetADCE

I just took a few minutes to tweak the UI of Planet ADCE, to better match the rest of the ADCE blog layout.

I also hacked in a simple ADCE blog search, using Google. And I added links to the public blogs, so you don’t have to go rooting around for them. I’m toying with the idea of exposing a combined RSS feed, but haven’t gotten around to that yet.

If there’s anyone at Apple reading this, I’d be more than happy to ship what I’ve got so it can live on the edcommunity server…