Archive for May, 2004

Cool R/C stuff

Saturday, May 29th, 2004

Just in case you haven’t seen it yet…

Michael Swindell found this stalling airplane. Having the plane stall, balancing into the wind, mere feet away from your face is pretty damn cool. It’s a good 9 minute drool. The music ain’t bad either :)

Then there’s the larger scale models… Allen Bauer found this 300lbs B-52, but it appears they had bandwidth problems… I didn’t get to see it… *sniff*

Spammer sentenced to 7 years in prison

Friday, May 28th, 2004

Excellent! Finally some justice!

But he only got 0.26 seconds of prison time per spam he sent.

Hopefully they make him eat his own diet - spam… ;-)

"A man who sent 850 million junk e-mails through accounts he opened with stolen identities was sentenced to up to seven years in prison on Thursday."

CRN article

Eyes on the ball

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

"Will Borland ever officially support the Mono platform?" "Or is there a clause in the Microsoft Framework distribution which makes it legally tricky?"

See what Danny has to say about it

PC Pro: Borland’s new model of Togetherness boosts .Net development

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

‘Many forward-looking companies are already on-board with Microsoft .NET for the competitive edge it offers, but they face an increasingly complex application development environment,’ said Raaj Shinde, general manager for the Borland Together Business Unit. ‘Modelling is playing a key role [in reducing these development risks]. Together Edition for Visual Studio was the first advanced modelling environment to exist for .NET technologies, and we’re now building on its success to bring more affordable modelling to the masses.’

PC Pro article

My note: $199! Can you afford *not* to buy it? ;-)

Anders Hejslberg stops by to check out Together for Visual Studio .NET

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004


John Kaster impresses Anders Hejlsberg with TVS 2.0


The obligatory photo op! Thanks for stopping by, Anders!

You know you’ve watched too much TV…

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

…when your hotel TV crashes and says that the server is too busy…

If I hadn’t taken this photo, I’d probably think it was a bad alcohol induced dream… ;-)

Photos from TechEd 2004 San Diego

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004


The Borland booth was packed with folks on Monday!


Dale Fuller (CEO Borland) and Jeffrey McManus (Sr Mgr Platform Evangelism EBay)

Borland Teams Up with eBay and PayPal To Expand Developer Opportunities

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 26, 2004– At this week’s Microsoft Conference, eBay and Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq:BORL - News) announced a new relationship that will provide Borland developers with access to tools and resources for creating Web services applications for the eBay and PayPal platforms and communities.

"We are pleased to team up with Borland, which has one of the industry’s strongest developer communities for Microsoft Windows and .NET," said Randy Ching, vice president, eBay Platform Solutions. "With access to the eBay and PayPal SDKs, Delphi developers will have new opportunities to innovate on today’s leading Web services platforms."

Press Release

TechEd: Borland to encourage developer use of eBay SDKs

Tuesday, May 25th, 2004

"Borland Software Corp. has entered into a cross-marketing agreement with eBay Inc. to promote software development kits (SDKs) from eBay and its PayPal unit among Borland developers, the companies plan to announce Wednesday at Microsoft Corp.’s Tech Ed event in San Diego."

"As part of Wednesday’s agreement, the Borland, PayPal and eBay Web sites will feature information, resources, tutorials, code samples and tools to encourage Delphi developers to learn about and use the PayPal and eBay SDKs, officials said. In addition to that, the SDKs will be bundled with the next major Delphi upgrade, they said."

ITworld article

Borland wins 3rd Annual People’s Choice Awards 2004

Monday, May 24th, 2004

Kevin James, VP of Sales & Marketing with MSD2D.com, presented us with the awards today at the booth here at TechEd 2004 in San Diego.

Delphi 8 for .NET won in the IDE category, and Together for Visual Studio for .NET 2.0 won the modeling category. We got two nice certificates to hang on the wall, plus this great award as a company.


Kevin James presents me with the award on Borland’s behalf.

It’s been a great day here at TechEd. Lots and lots of people coming by to check out all of our ALM tools. Lots of interest in TVS 2.0, which is awesome!


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