Archive for June, 2008

386,899,200 seconds

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Goodbye Borland, and thanks for all the fish! It’s been a great ride, and tomorrow starts another great ride with Embarcadero Technologies!

386 million what? Oh, David and Allen was mentioning days, so I just wanted a bigger number, since my number of years is less… ;)

The below picture has nothing to do with anything, really. It’s last night’s smoggy sundown in Santa Cruz, and I figured I’d put it in here.

Smoggy sundown

Nikkei Software interview

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

While in Tokyo, I also did four press interviews. I just found this one - Mr Harada-san with Nikkei Software interviews me - http://itpro.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/Interview/20080612/307894/

Google translate doesn’t really do a good job, so maybe I can dig up a good translation soon. :)

Earthquake!

Friday, June 13th, 2008

I was busy contemplating the Tokyo subway map trying to figure out how to get to a good toy store, when the building started swaying back and forth, lamps shaking. I instantly knew it was an earthquake, and a strong one… It was a good minute or so. I looked it up, but couldn’t find it right away, but just now it was posted on USGS. About 200 miles north of where I am. 6.9 magnitude.

Tiburon meeting

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

We had a good Tiburon field test meeting at the Developer Camp as well. Afterwards we went out to dinner and enjoyed awesome Japanese food and drink!

I swear it’s a total coincidence that all the distilled products are in front of me… :)

Developer Camp, Tokyo

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Fujii-san took this picture of my opening session at the 9th Developer Camp in Tokyo, Japan. I also had a session on Delphi for PHP version 2.0, as well as many press interviews over the last couple of days.

All in all, a fantastic event, and I’m honored to have been invited as the featured speaker.

Thanks Japan!

Monja Master!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Fujii-san told me I am the first non-Japanese CodeGear person to dine on Monja.

But hey, why stop there? :)

Under Fujii-san’s expert supervision, I became the first non-Japanese CodeGear Monja Master.

Mal, you really need to try this stuff. It’s the bomb!

The Okonomi-Yaki was awesome too!

Fish Jerky!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

I have arrived in Tokyo, for the 9th Developer Camp put on by the CodeGear Japan Team. It’s a customer event designed to provide updates and technical training for existing customers, as well as information to new prospects.

That’s awesome, but what do you mean by Fish Jerky?

As you may be able to tell, I’m sitting in a traditional Japanese restaurant eating a favorite food of mine, and since it’s dried fish we (Fujii-san, Yaegashi-san and myself) to call it "Fish Jerky".

OK, back to working on those slides…

:)


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