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 !