Archive for September, 2007
We have created 3 NNTP newsgroups for 3rdRail discussions:
Magnus Flysjö picked me up at the airport. He also organized a customer visit with Extenda - an international IT company offering system solutions for department stores, fashion chains, commodity retailers and general merchandise chains. It was great to meat with them and see what the cool stuff they’re doing in Delphi.
After the visit with Extenda, we headed to the restaurant for dinner, beers and CodeGear talk. It was a great turnout in Gothenburg, and we had lots of fun. Unfortunately I was dumb enough to leave my camera in Magnus’ car, but luckily he had his cell phone and took these artistic shots.
Thanks Magnus for organizing a great afternoon/evening!
David requested picture proof of blogging on train. So here it is, uploaded and posted while still on the train.
I’m pretty sure this is the first time in history that someone is blogging about writing a Rails blog application, while actually using 3rdRail hooked into the third rail.
I just boarded the high speed train that runs between Gothenburg and Stockholm. They have wireless Internet on board. This is the way to commute if you have to!
Back to my blog app in 3rdRail.
Kirby asked in a comment on my 3rdRail video post what software I used to record the videos.
Don’t laugh, but I (and others) haven’t found anything much better than VNC to a Windows machine and use Camtasia, so that’s what we did.
Feel free to share your thoughts on what we *should* use for Mac. The solution we have is far from perfect, but it does work better than other ones we have seen.
Is there anything more frustrating than sitting on what feels like a 0.0000000001 GBps line at a hotel?
Shelby, Mark and I spent the better part of the evening and night recording videos for 3rdRail and I’m trying to upload them as I type this. They’re awesome videos and will serve as both internal training and videos for customers to watch. Thanks a million to Shelby and Mark for taking the time to sit down just before your well deserved vacations!
Oh, so back to uploading these things… The 72MB of sweet rockin’ SWF files are estimated at 40 minutes to upload. That’s almost longer than it took to generate them once recorded and edited. I’m almost afraid that it’ll take longer because I’m blogging this.
Oh, and to top it off, stupid me only bought an hour access at the rate of 6 Euros and thought I’d be in bed by now. It’s 4am in Berlin…
I’ll have to get another hour, so that I can get them up before getting some sleep.