The Hoju Saram

Monday, August 18, 2008

Your not bald until google says so.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Origami Friends

I can say much yet.. Except watch this space.. Origami Friends is coming and it is one of the craziest ideas I have had for a while.

Update 04.07.2008 :: I have a logo..

Gartner Application Development, Integration & Web Services Summit

Just got back from the Gartner Application Development, Integration & Web Services Summit in Sydney... Pretty interesting but not for the reasons I had thought. The main focus was on Business Process Management and Service Orientated Architecture. Interesting enough, but the two "side" topics of the conference I found more interesting. These were "Generation Y" and "Cloud Computing" and how both of these are going to have a significant impact on the entire IT industry.
It was very apparent from the conference that IT has a significant problem with resources over the coming years. I had to be one of the youngest people at the conference, and I am pretty sure there was noone there under 28.

It may be that we need "Cloud Computing" because there isn't going to be anyone to do the work anyway, as there are no young people coming in and a whole lot of old people going out.
As per usual there were the usual gartner buzz words and hype, but all up it was a very well rounded and valuable conference.

Amazon Web Service play

I had a bit of spare time last week so I did a bit of playing with amazons web services to download album art and track details of albums.

Thought I would share the helper I wrote for the amazon service to do this, in case anyone else is trying something like this with other services.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

My WebDisk Client

After a long long break from coding the webdav stuff, I have got around to doing something again. After building the SQL backend WEBDAV server I realised the limitations of windows as a webdav client and webdav as a protocol. So I have decided to start building a new server and client based on a new protocol. You can see from the screen shots that I have got the PROPFIND equivalant already working along with some nice code to automatically detect and build the associated icon for the file type.
From this client/server I am going to implement all of the standard file operations(like WEBDAV), versioning, check-in/check-out and Access Control. I will also be implementing a launcher so you can launch the the client directly from a browser.
More pics to come as I work through the development, but will probably be slow as I am finding it hard lately to find any spare time.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My house in Townsville is on the market

I am not particularly happy with the pictures. So I am hoping to get the real estate to update the photos soon.



My kids and I are currently addicted to 오예스. In english this is "Oh Yes". They are a sponge cake biscuit. They are amazingly cheap in brisbane, where you can get a pack of 20 for $5. They are about the size of a wagon wheel.

Anyway, while eating one the other day I discovered a beatiful bit of konglish written on the packet that I thought I would share

You know that sweet things make smile.
We love to see you smile with your people
So just taste this cake.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Life Updates

The last month or so has been crazy. I have sold more software and everyone wants "special" features added so I have been not been sleeping much due to my workload. But thankfully that is over now.

Around my workplace has become little seoul so I spend my lunch time eating korea food like 어징어덥밥 (spicy squid with rice). Here are my other updates

Monday, April 28, 2008

사랑방선물 - Love room gift ??

A new korean supermarket has just opened around the corner from my work. While browsing its aisles to day I came across this candy. I had to buy it because if you literally translate 사랑방선물 it says "Love room gift". Which in english is pretty funny for a packet of candy balls.
I assume however it doesn't actually mean that, but I can find any other meaning for it. Any koreans out there who can give me a hand??


Saturday, March 29, 2008

Proud Father

Usually I wouldn't do this but given the photos it is impossible not to be a proud dad. These are two great picture of my kids in there traditional korean dress. 한복 (E:HanBok)

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