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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

Foofoobar Re:Why bother? (352 comments)

Yeh and real tech cities like the Bay Area don't use .Net either though. Oracle, Pivotal, Sun, Spring, Groov, Grails... they all dominate here.

10 hours ago
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At 40, a person is ...

Foofoobar Re:40 is an artificial boundary (186 comments)

The sign at the entrance to our city park states, "You don't stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing".

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The head of my Warcraft guild says the same thing.

yesterday
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

Foofoobar Re:LOL (398 comments)

Yep this is true. I have stood by this and been harassed by corporations for doing this but said 'If you are going to sue, do it... but you can't be calling me up every night at 3am and not call that harassment'. No one ever sues because they are afraid of those facts being raised before a court and scrutinized. But as long as you stick to FACTS and show no opinion in those facts (treat it as journalism), you are fine.

about two weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

Foofoobar Re:What a minute here!! (398 comments)

Thats not the way corporations use it though. Here in the Bay, an Indian corporation was illegally importing Indian workers to do his IT work, Microsoft lays off employees here in the Bay and Seattle and them goes before congress asking for more HB-1 Visas, etc. It's a scam to get cheap foreign labor. And if the labor isn't up to par, they have one US employee training them all knowing he is going to get laid off once he is done.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Paying For Linux Support vs. Rolling Your Own?

Foofoobar Re:In my experience (118 comments)

The silly thing is... they NEVER hold these companies accountable. When have you ever heard Microsoft pushing a patch for Windows early or an extra update merely because a customer was 'upset'. And Redhat is actually pretty bad about support; they only support a VERY SMALL set of very old releases (vs Ubuntu which keeps their releases pretty up to date). The excuse is 'it might break something' which is a pile of BS since it wouldn't be in the core supported repo. I would laugh if companies actually DID hold companies accountable because then no one would provide support. Its a silly house of cards that I call BULLSHIT on.

about two weeks ago
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It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

Foofoobar Re:Constant Planning (186 comments)

No... you blow off all meetings, say you are working from home and then show up three days later with a solution and look like a winner. That way they say 'leave him alone and don't bug him' and have everything run through a project manager. :) Of course there is blow back when a C-level gets involved

about 1 month ago
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It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

Foofoobar Nope... Nailed It (186 comments)

Take managers out of the equation and work gets done. Pretty simple.

about 1 month ago
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WSO2 Starts War Over Who Owns API Chaining

Foofoobar Soap On A Rope (1 comments)

Actually their methodology looks more like 'SOAP on a Rope'; It's method chaining done with a SOAP call. Has nothing to do with API Chaining from the looks of their explanation. There aren't even passing state for each api in the chain.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Block Noise In a Dorm?

Foofoobar Re:Definitive best way to block noise (561 comments)

Fill the room with breasts. Attached to beautiful coeds. You won't hear a thing.

I'm sorry I cant hear you, I have breasts on my ears.

DAMN KIDS! get those breasts off my lawn!

about 2 years ago
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Best Language For Experimental GUI Demo Projects?

Foofoobar Groovy and Griffon (278 comments)

For those who love how Groovy/Grails makes Java less verbose and its convention over configuration approach, I highly recommend Griffon. It can work with Swing, AWT, QT or whatever you want to use and is very clean, simple and easy to understand and is based on tried and true technologies and libraries.

more than 2 years ago
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Global Christianity and the Rise of the Cellphone

Foofoobar Re:New technology, old mindsets (559 comments)

I never made a decision for them. You are making a decison for them when you force it down their throat by installing it on their phone. You make a decision for people when you shove it in their mailbox, or put a pamphlet on their car. Now you make that decision to put in on their phone. I merely say 'let people come to their own conclusions on their own and ask their own questions'. You seem to think people need to have every religion shoved in their face.

Isn't atheism/agnosticism/secular humanism an answer too? in which case. why are you shoving all this other nonsense in their face? They already have a conclusion and you are assuming you need to force yours on them.It is best to assume your anser is right for you and let others come to their own PERSONAL answer.

more than 2 years ago
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Global Christianity and the Rise of the Cellphone

Foofoobar Re:New technology, old mindsets (559 comments)

How is that a false premise? All scientific proofs, arguments, evidence cannot show the existence of a deity and as akhams ravor clearly states, the simplest explanation is often the clearest solution. Religion is self proving and therefore self defeating. Science at least is object in its puruit of truth so it can find real answers whereas religious has no ability to be objective; at the end of the day if they find god does not exist, god will STILL exist.

more than 2 years ago
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Global Christianity and the Rise of the Cellphone

Foofoobar Re:New technology, old mindsets (559 comments)

A knotty problem? which problem is that? the problem that no one asked for bibles in those countries where people are going? The problem that no one asked to be converted? the problem that no one gives a crap about their superstitious ideas and religioun? Indeed... that is a knotty problem that requires us to start brainwashing immediately.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Are the Open Source Jobs?

Foofoobar Re:Look for specific apps (506 comments)

Or java, Groovy/grails, Scala, Python job. I mean seriously, any web dev job is going to be open source as IIS is only 14% of the market and no one does mono on Apche as there's no real argument for it.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Setting Up a Wireless Catch-and-Release

Foofoobar Re:Catch-and-release? (332 comments)

I think it's something like Pray for a man and you save him once. Teach him to pray for himself and you save him for a lifetime.

actually its more like 'pray for a man and he easily ignores you, brainwash a man and he will pray with you'

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Learning Dart Development?

Foofoobar Re:Or, You Know, You Could NOT Be a Complete Dick (107 comments)

Thank you for an (rare) intelligent response and an even more rare modding up one. I for one am intrigued in DART as well because i always wanted a compilable replacement to Javascript so my code wasn't constantly needing to be downloaded and compiled on the fly or was cached for everyone to view and copy. My only bitch is that I effectively have to rebuild chrome in order to try and run DART and do anything with it.

Having played with it, it is very similar to Java's Groovy in alot of ways but the compilation of DART is so much of a pain that it will probably turn off alot of people until it gets built into Chrome. And the sooner the better.

more than 3 years ago
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The White House Responds To We the People Petition

Foofoobar Re:I stopped reading the responses after... (920 comments)

Yeah their response on marijuana was just a blanket statement on ALL drugs stating about an addictive nature and drug rehabilitation; ok then, when are we going to rehabilitate our president for the time he smoked in college or all the senators when they hit the bong at the frat house? When are they all going to be rehabilitated? How about the voting public that never commits crimes to support their marijuana habit... when are they getting rehabilitated? Because, excuse the pun but this seems like a smoke screen. Marijuana is about as addictive as beer and about as harmful but can actual have medical purposes such as helping with anxiety or appetite in cancer patients (or the odd case of glaucoma). Making some sort of blanket stament on drug addiction does not really apply when having a discussion/discourse on marijuana as very few people have to go to Betty Ford for marijuana addiction screwing up their lives or causing them to sell everything they own to get their next ounce of marijuana. Its just a bullshit response So how about we have a REAL discussion and talk about the REAL reason why... its the same reason you dont want gays to marry because you dont have the balls to make the change. You dont have the courage to commit. You know it doesnt make sense, you all went to college and hit the bong as senators and congressman but now you feel free to be hypocrites when even your constituency knows its harmless.

So what is it going to take to get a serious response especially from someone who smoked and became president??

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: GNU/Linux Laptops?

Foofoobar Mac != UNIX (708 comments)

I jumped onto Macs several years back because they were a nice platform for Java development but over the years I learned alot fo shortcomings that MAC has if you are a Java dev, open source advocate and just as a laptop in general: 1) 8 GB memory limit. This is what they tell you. This is what they support. This is their max in all their software... supposedly. You can look REALLY hard and find places that you can get upgrades to 16GB but if you are doing any VM'ing, graphics and/or heavy processing, 8GB's maxes out quick. And just to tell you how quickly, my wife actually got a new Macbook pro 2 weeks ago with 8GB of memory and it used 5GB with only a web browser open 2) not configurable. You can't change the battery and you can BARELY change the memory. They are working on fixing it so you cant even do that without bringing it in; they are switching to custom screws that no one sells screw drivers for and if you use existing screw drivers, you will strip the screws and make it so you can't fix or change out parts if they are broken. 3) HEAT!!! New mac book pro? 170 degrees in your lap when playing a youtube movie. 4) You dont own your media. Mac wants to index all your media, keep track of it, hunt it down and then make sure it doesn't work with anything if it doesn't recognize it. This isn't 100% true but they are dancing with media companies in that general direction and don't give a crap about consumers. 5) developers/open sources can go get screwed. Apple will gladly kick you off their app store and steal your ideas. Hell, they'll gladly kick you off the app store for arbitrary reasons. They have decided to tell Java developers to go get screwed. Macports breaks happily on updates and upgrades. So if you are in IT or are a software developer, get a machine that allows you to do software development and just create a Hackintosh as a VM. But if you are a consumer that wants to consume, go grab a Macbook so you can look cool with all your hipster friends before you go out for drinks; I'll be home programming.

more than 3 years ago

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WSO2 Starts War Over Who Owns API Chaining

Foofoobar Foofoobar writes  |  about 2 months ago

Foofoobar (318279) writes "WSO2 is refusing to budge saying (in the words of the CEO): 'API Chaining is not a set of words trade marked by you. We are free to use it any way we want' after creator of API Chaining, Owen Rubel, asked them to stop promoting their work as his own. This has led to an exchange on public forums with their CTO Paul Fremantle publicly stating they will not honor the Apache License that the works is released and copyrighted under."
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Ask Slashdot: Can A Confusing Article Ruin Early Adoption?

Foofoobar Foofoobar writes  |  about 2 months ago

Foofoobar (318279) writes ""I have spent the last year or more working on API Abstraction and API Chaining and speaking on it at SpringOne, APIDays, Apple, Mashery, Paypal and others. Recently I discovered an article by a company about API Chaining which I thought was flattering but upon reading it, realized they did't understand the concept at all and were writing about 'method chaining' instead. This can affect my ability to evangelize this new methodology if people confuse these two.

Do you think a bad article could confuse people? What can I do about this?""
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Can Bad Articles Ruin Early Adoption

Foofoobar Foofoobar writes  |  about 2 months ago

Foofoobar (318279) writes "I have spent the last year or more working on API Abstraction and API Chaining and speaking on it at SpringOne, APIDays, Apple, Mashery, Paypal and others. I recently discovery a company which is pushing API Chaining which is flattering but they don't understand it and are writing articles on 'method chaining' instead. This can affect my ability to push new methodology if people are confuse these two. What can I do about this?"
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CIO's Told to Leave Innovation To Marketing

Foofoobar Foofoobar writes  |  about 6 months ago

Foofoobar (318279) writes "Apparently all the REAL innovation in the technology sector these days is in marketing as now IT departments are being told to leave innovation to marketing, accounting and sales. While Marketing is outspending IT departments, does this necessarily mean that the innovation comes from them or that this is a marketing driven culture now?"
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Api Chaining

Foofoobar Foofoobar writes  |  about 10 months ago

Foofoobar (318279) writes "The Grails Api Toolkit offers a new feature called Api Chaining. Api Chaining is a fluent interface that offers the ability to chain api calls by url encoding them and allowing the response to loop through them. An online spec for this new api functionality is online. Reviews from the Api development community are positive but what do you think?"
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I, CTO

Foofoobar Foofoobar writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Foofoobar (318279) writes "Ever notice that the people in upper management don't have a clue about what it is they are supposed to be managing and the people who should be promoted to those positions never are? How is someone supposed to move into those positions when it seems the only thing people look for is branding or nepotism? Well now with this 6 step system, anyone can create the title they want to be able to move into their future career."
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Owens Rules Of Order

Foofoobar Foofoobar writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Foofoobar (318279) writes "I've run many a SCRUM and other meetings (like when define project specifications) and find they often turn into developer pissing matches at times with opinions and arguments running rampant which often have to be taken 'offline' which again take up valuable developer time. So instead, I implemented a series of rules for our SCRUM's which I call Owen's Rule's of Order to help us to better stay on track. It basically treats the SCRUM like an edition of 'Law and Order' with people being able to instantly object to anything in the meeting that if off point, conjecture, opinion or does not meet requirements. Feel free to add your own."
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Groklaw Says Mono Still Unsafe

Foofoobar Foofoobar writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Foofoobar (318279) writes "Even after Microsoft moved C-sharp and it's CLI under it's 'Community Promise', many still doubt Microsofts intentions including PJ from Growlaw who did a wonderful expose on Microsoft's intentions towards Mono and C-sharp. As recently as 2006, Steve Ballmer was quoted in the now defunct Seattle PI as saying '... the fact that [GNU/Linux] uses our patented intellectual property [sic] is a problem for our shareholders. We spend $7 billion a year on R&D, our shareholders expect us to protect or license or get economic benefit from our patented innovations. So how do we somehow get the appropriate economic return for our patented innovation...?'"
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Simultaneous 304/200 Codes in IIS

Foofoobar Foofoobar writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Foofoobar (318279) writes "When surfing the web, I've often come across a webpage that delivers just the source code and thought this odd but the other day I had it happen and took a look at the headers for the page. The page was coming from an internal IIS server our company runs and it was sending a '304 NOT MODIFIED' and '200 OK' at the same time; this tells the browser effectively to read from cache and load the new page... two contradictory codes. So I attempted to duplicate it by clicking a link on a page prior to a page finishing loading (or while refreshing a page) and was able to reproduce it 100% of the time. Does anyone know if this affects all versions of IIS? What percentage of webpages is IIS just showing code on?"
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Foofoobar Foofoobar writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Foofoobar writes "I work at a telecom here in Seattle and we just hired a new CTO whose first decision was to outsource all our internal tools that sit on top of a framework I built and maintain as an open source project to our team in Manila who barely understand OOP much less MVC. As the developer of the project and the lead developer in the company, I have never seen this done before. Are there any other developers of open source projects who have had had companies in which they have implemented there projects and had themselves removed from the project just so it can get outsourced? What were the repercussions? Was this a positive experience?"
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Foofoobar Foofoobar writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Foofoobar (318279) writes "When Atari released Neverwinter Nights for LInux, it helped to keep the game in circulation long after its shelf life. However with the release of Neverwinter Nights 2, the game is coded in proprietary formats (C# and DirectX) making it impossible to port and causing them to ignore the platforms and users that helped to make the game great and keep them profitable long after most games have gone off the shelves. So an online petition has been created to get the Mac and Linux community to speak out to both Infogrames/Atari and Hasbro/Wizards of the coast to get them to realize that they are leaving out a large percentage of people who helped to make the game great."

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