Andrew Pollack's Blog

Technology, Family, Entertainment, Politics, and Random Noise

I got to speak at length with Ambuj Goyal tonight...

By Andrew Pollack on 01/24/2004 at 11:34 PM EST

Hey -- welcome to the first of my LotusSphere 2004 blog entries. I've been away from blogging for a few weeks. Here's what I've been up to:

Adopted Eclipse as my java ide of choice.

Re-wrote nctSerach as a multi-threaded java object set -- more details on that are forthcoming, but if you're at LotusSphere, you may get to see early beta running live at Brightline's booth.

Working with Rocky, created and had printed 1350 "CULT" LotusSphere t-shirts (You'll see them if you're down here).

So....sorry I've been away, but I've been too busy to write.

Now, on to tonight.

Tonight was the annual Penumbra dinner at Fulton's Crab House. This is a private even where we invite members of the IBM & Lotus crowd and a few others for a semi-formal dinner and cocktail party. Ambuj Goyal was kind enough to attend this year, staying as long as he could.

Friends, this is an impressive man. We haven't had a real developer running Lotus in a very long time, and his leadership is working -- at least so far. Though I'd gone over simply to compliment him on a job well done thus far, I ended up (to my great surprise) in a serious discussion of Eclipse. I knew he was a developer and well respected technical person but I had no idea just how up to date those skills and interests were. Let me tell you though, with the conversation we had it would not surprise me in the least to hear that he had a copy of Eclipse (or something built on it) on his desk and that it had seen at least enough use to understand its strengths and weaknesses. I seriously doubt this could be said of other recent leadership at Lotus.

So --- things look good for all us treehuggers and futurists alike.

There are  - loading -  comments....

coolBy jonvon on 06/23/2004 at 11:21 AM EDT
andrew, you are the man! i still haven't written any multithreading code yet. i LOVE eclipse. it's the bees knees. hope to see you around the sphere... :-)

Other Recent Stories...

  1. 01/26/2023Better Running VirtualBox or VMWARE Virtual Machines on Windows 10+ Forgive me, Reader, for I have sinned. I has been nearly 3 years since my last blog entry. The truth is, I haven't had much to say that was worthy of more than a basic social media post -- until today. For my current work, I was assigned a new laptop. It's a real powerhouse machine with 14 processor cores and 64 gigs of ram. It should be perfect for running my development environment in a virtual machine, but it wasn't. VirtualBox was barely starting, and no matter how many features I turned off, it could ...... 
  2. 04/04/2020How many Ventilators for the price of those tanks the Pentagon didn't even want?This goes WAY beyond Trump or Obama. This is decades of poor planning and poor use of funds. Certainly it should have been addressed in the Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan administrations -- all of which were well aware of the implications of a pandemic. I want a military prepared to help us, not just hurt other people. As an American I expect that with the ridiculous funding of our military might, we are prepared for damn near everything. Not just killing people and breaking things, but ...... 
  3. 01/28/2020Copyright Troll WarningThere's a copyright troll firm that has automated reverse-image searches and goes around looking for any posted images that they can make a quick copyright claim on. This is not quite a scam because it's technically legal, but it's run very much like a scam. This company works with a few "clients" that have vast repositories of copyrighted images. The trolls do a reverse web search on those images looking for hits. When they find one on a site that looks like someone they can scare, they work it like ...... 
  4. 03/26/2019Undestanding how OAUTH scopes will bring the concept of APPS to your Domino server 
  5. 02/05/2019Toro Yard Equipment - Not really a premium brand as far as I am concerned 
  6. 10/08/2018Will you be at the NYC Launch Event for HCL Domino v10 -- Find me! 
  7. 09/04/2018With two big projects on hold, I suddenly find myself very available for new short and long term projects.  
  8. 07/13/2018Who is HCL and why is it a good thing that they are now the ones behind Notes and Domino? 
  9. 03/21/2018Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back. 
  10. 02/15/2018Andrew’s Proposed Gun Laws 
Click here for more articles.....

pen icon Comment Entry
Your Name
*Your Email
* Your email address is required, but not displayed.
Your thoughts....
Remember Me  

Please wait while your document is saved.