Archive for September, 2006

I can post to the blog from my mobile!

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

This one is probably obvious to people more used to blogging, but I still thought this was pretty cool 🙂


Windbg can do my job for me ;-)

Friday, September 29th, 2006

windbg is a debugger for Windows. It can step through programs while they run, or be used to examine the dumps produced when Windows crashes or hangs (including when you get the infamous blue-screen-of-death).

And with a couple of simple commands, it can get you a long way towards figuring out the cause of the problem.


Java 5 introduces support for thread pools

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

I’ve been having a bit of a play with Java 5 to see what is new, and I’m impressed. There’s lots of neat little things to give developers less to worry about. One of these is the introduction of in-built support for thread pooling.


IBM’s plans for an Intellectual Property Marketplace

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

I listened to a new IBM podcast on the drive home this evening – an interview with IBM vice president of technology strategy and innovation Dr Irving Wladawsky-Berger.

In it, he discusses IBM’s views on patents and the patent system – highlighting “…the importance of patent quality…” and “…how the ability to share ideas stimulates innovation”.