During my day job at $BIG_MONEY I’m behind a restrictive corporate firewall and as such can’t ssh to anywhere in the outside world. Which makes me sad. Step in AjaxTerm:

Ajaxterm - screenshot

What you are seeing is a screenshot of my screen session for a project I’m working on.

Editing a Perl script with vi in my web browser, I love it!

Windows rage

A Windows 2000 workstation, the bloated Office 2003 suite, web-apps that only work with Internet Explorer…

Carving a niche

The past 4 weeks have been hectic: I’ve been overwhelmed with new information and I’ve developed a dependence on searching old emails, miscellaneous text files and word-of-mouth information.

There is a plus side though: our team has a wiki. Free software to the rescue once again!

The only problem is that a lot of relevant information is either missing, incomplete or of otherwise poor quality, so I found myself compulsively editing and I’ve set myself the challenge of improving the documentation of the various processes our team is associated with.

On a technical note: the authentication system of the wiki software isn’t properly configured, so I’ve taken it on myself to read the documentation and get the situation rectified. Playing around with Tomcat, JSPs and battling with reference material hasn’t been the must fun thing I’ve done but I’m now waiting on the rest of the team to check out my local copy before any live changes are made.

The spirit of Saint IGNUcius is strong with me today: information wants to be free!

BarCamp Cometh

I’m now at BarCamp, hyped up on free coffee and looking forward to the upcoming geekiness.

It’s been years since I set foot in a lecture theatre at Queen’s and in fact, I think I used to attend Computer Architecture lectures in the very room I’m in now.

The line-up for today includes both technical and non-technical topics. and unsurprisingly, it’s the techy stuff that’s appealing to me more, in particular the planned talks on Zope and Ruby.

Geek on!

BarCamp Belfast

It looks like I’ll be attending BarCamp this Saturday. I had initially ruled it out, what with my hectic schedule, but my employer is sponsoring the event and as such I’ll be able to get Monday off work in exchange for representing the company. Happy Days.