fighting the lack of good ideas

moab con 2011

I was in Provo UT this week for Moab Con 2011.

It was a great week – got to meet lots of interesting people, learn how different companies and institutions are using Adaptive’s Moab product, and see where the roadmap for the product should bring it over the next 1-2 years.

bglug presentation – haiku fun

On 21 May
I am presenting at the
BGLUG meeting.

The topic will be Haiku.

I was an ardent BeOS fan/user for a while during their early Developer and Release days, and was among the saddest* to see them disappear as a company, and then even more saddened when Palm totally blew their chance to really run with the platform.

I’ll post the slides I use after the meeting.

*wrote that about 8 years ago

world war z by max brooks

Max Brooks is likely the world’s foremost authority on zombies – how to survive them, what to do if there is an uprising, etc.

In “World War Z – An Oral History of the Zombie War”, he tackles the issue of reporting on what happened by interviews with those who survived. From first-hand accounts from a variety of sources – early spotters, military members, religious leaders – from around the world, Mr Brooks presents a thrilling, chilling, engaging narrative of “The Crisis”: both as it happened, and what we need to do to continue to avert any further repercussions.

I have yet to find another report as balanced and in-depth as Mr Brooks with regards to this horrific chapter in human (and zombie) history.

  • Quality of writing: 5/5
  • Entertainment value: 5/5
  • Historicity: 5/5
  • Viscerality: 5/5
  • Overall: 5/5