Work, work, work. The “Secret Project” is rooling, we are finaly near the part in which real functionality starts kicking in, this starts to be the fun part I like it.
My Psion is broke, the nearest technicall center is in Budapest, and the reparation would be quite expensive, so I decided to try something different, an Handspring Visor Deluxe the Ice model. Initialy I wanted the Platinum model, but I forgot that I’m in Romania and there seems to be no Platinums in stock in Eastern Europe 🙁
Seems that the client side of the web is quite resistant. When Sun first came with the Java language they where mostly thinking at applets, time and market decided that Java is for servers. The same thing happened with the XML. The initiall creators where, again, having in ming the client part of the Web, yet everybody is using it on the server side. I’m just curious for what will use peoples my next product, which for now is secret but like usualy is great and OpenSource.
Eazel, a company in which many (including myself) has put their hopes to improve Linux GUI and usability is going down. Unfortunately not many Linux companies remaining, I’m wandering when Ximian is going to close their gates.
Even if the unfortunate dot.com bang wouldn’t be associated with the OpenSource and Linux, Microsoft war machine is all over Linux these days. There seems still that one thing they can not understand. Yes they can demolish Linux (OpenSource) based companies (what’s left whatever) but they can not make Linux disappear. Linux is not a company and doesn’t depend on corporate financing, Linux is volunteer work and passion, you can’t fight that :))), in fact I have the feeling that they will grow our numbers :)).
What amazed me this morning that I found an article about Linux in an magazine. Then I shaw the date August 1999. Which magazine have now the guts to write about Linux, even the truth ? Still I learned one amazing thing from it, Jon Hall, the executive director of Linux International (an organization which promotes Linux) is an manger at Compaq !.