4 Nov 2004 snim2   » (Journeyer)

Wow. I really should post more.

My Colleague Steve Lakin and I spent last week at OOPSLA'04, which was pretty amazing, as was seeing Vancouver. Alan Kay's Turing Lecture was great, although I can't see myself using Squeak too much. I did have a play with it though and it's pretty neat. My boss' mate Steve Cook was there with a whole posse of M$ people, mostly advocating this model-driven architecture & development thing. Some very interesting thoughts on that and Steve's panel discussion was good fun. At the end of it all, I still find it hard to believe that people really write UML before they write code stubs. Somehow pen and paper seems so much more comfortable than a kb and mouse, or maybe I'm just a recalitrant luddite (who can't spell).
Other stuff
Other stuff in the group is going well and since term started it seems like the Uni is ten times louder than it was a couple of months ago. I guess that's a good thing :) More importantly, the two chickens at home seem pretty happy and continue to lay nice eggs. If you don't keep chickens already, consider getting an Eglu !

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