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7 posts • joined 18 Dec 2006

Staying connected?

John O'Leary

Always on != has landline

There are many people (half of the world?) who are potentially always connected to the Internet but do not have a landline and do not use their connectivity because of cost or lack of cost transparency.

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BOFH: Damsels in distress

John O'Leary

Flown in Europe recently?

> Grab us a six pack of Tennants Super from your carry on will you?

Not a chance.

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John O'Leary

Flown in Europe recently?

> Grab us a six pack of Tennants Super from your carry on will you?

Not a chance.

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And the winner is...the laptop!

John O'Leary

Everything has a place

I tend to use my Nokia E61 (eur 70 or so with subscription) for simple tasks such as looking up something on the Internet or checking the date or time (programmers don't wear watches :-) The screen and keyboard are usable, the battery lasts a few days and it fits comfortably in a jeans pocket.

A laptop is something that I use when I need a 1920 wide screen or proper keyboard or heavy applications. But it is never comfortable on a lap so it is almost always on a table and plugged into the mains to save the battery. Lugging a high-end laptop around an airport is no fun, and the battery will only last a short flight.

Just my opinion,

John O'Leary.

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Top scientists list favourite gizmos

John O'Leary

Best invention

Most people will say that the mobile telephone is the best invention. And they are probably correct.

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Developers tell Eclipse why it sucks

John O'Leary

Why I use NetBeans instead

Double click on eclipse.exe:

!SESSION Thu Mar 08 10:40:27 CET 2007 ------------------------------------------

!ENTRY org.eclipse.core.launcher 4 0 2007-03-08 10:40:28.755

!MESSAGE Exception launching the Eclipse Platform:

!STACK

java.lang.RuntimeException: Could not find framework

at org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main.getBootPath(Main.java:639)

at org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:274)

at org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main.run(Main.java:977)

at org.eclipse.core.launcher.Main.main(Main.java:952)

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IBM builds Second Life store for Circuit City

John O'Leary

Not the first

Without a doubt, the World's oldest profession will come first.

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