· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · November
· · · · 08 (3 entries)

Frankfurt Verticals · This week I saw quite a bit of Frankfurt and for some reason all the interesting pictures were of tall things ...
That License Thing · CNET <a href='http://news.com.com/Sun+names+likely+license+for+open-source+Java/2100-7344_3-6129906.html'>says</a> Jonathan says CDDL. Slashdot <a href='http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/08/0221255'>says</a> CRN says GPL. Who ya gonna believe? (This is fun!)
Making Presos · When I do talks for Sun events and where the material needs to be re-usable, I always use the <a href='http://www.neooffice.org/'>NeoOffice</a> version of OpenOffice.org, because then I can give people ODF (or PPT, or PDF, or just about anything else you can imagine). When I’m doing an outward-facing presentation and either I really <em>really</em> care about trying to move the needle with the audience, or I have my back to the wall time-wise, I use <a href='http://www.apple.com/iwork/keynote/'>Keynote</a>. It’s been a few busy travel-packed weeks, and I had speeches to make at <a href='http://jax.de/'>JAX.de</a> and the <a href='http://phpconference.com/'>International PHP Conference</a>, both audiences important, I thought, so they got Keynote presentations. Anyhow, my real purpose here is just to say that the Keynote authoring interface is just totally excellent, amazingly good; and I speak as a pretty expert user of both PowerPoint and OpenOffice.org. For my money, maybe the best app Apple ships.
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