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Archive for November, 2008

Apache CouchDB

It’s official. yey! Great news :) 

Damien’s post.

NYU visit to hawthorn

I had to pleasure to be one of the hosts for NYU group visit in Hawthorn. The students were very lucky and got to see really good talks. Robert Morris presented explained why services are so important for IBM and how research applies to business. It was really an excellent spontaneous talk and it was to bad he didn’t stick around so I could talk to him about it. Then they got to see talk on Stream Processing and how to manage real time processing and analysis for quantities of data that are possible considered impossible to handle by most common people. I also managed to see Grady Booch for the first time, in second life. He also gave an great talk about the beauty of software ( and showed the potential of second life for this kind of event. By then both Robert and Grady had my curiosity set on the future in what concerns intellectual property but I guess that’s not a good subject for showing IBM to graduate students :) eheh. It finished in beauty  with Laxmi talking about the famous Genographic Project ( For those who still don’t know the genographic project is a joint venture between IBM and National Geographic where they try to find out more about the history of migrations using DNA. Cool!! The social aspect was also really important and I think students were happy with the feedback we gave them about IBM. By the way the lack of blog posts is mostly because Twitter is taking over all my blog post that can fit in under one hundred and something chars.


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Clojure – Ulisses this one is for you

Clojure is a dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine. It is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language – it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Every feature supported by Clojure is supported at runtime. Clojure provides easy access to the Java frameworks, with optional type hints and type inference, to ensure that calls to Java can avoid reflection.

Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system. Clojure is predominantly a functional programming language, and features a rich set of immutable, persistent data structures. When mutable state is needed, Clojure offers a software transactional memory system and reactive Agent system that ensure clean, correct, multithreaded designs.

Now that sounds nice right? Give it a try.

Sobre o Windows 7

Como é obvio vou falar mal. Alias diariamente uso windows e é provavelmente a coisa mais infeliz do meu dia a dia.

Anyway acabei de ver um vídeo a mostrar os corners (no windows 7 são top down left e right em vez de actual corners como nos macs) e multi-touch. O senhor que estava a apresentar é descarado o suficiente para dizer que isto é algo que o iPhone tem mas os macs não.

AMIGO: Os corners já existem nem sei a quantos milhões de anos. Quanto ao multitouch já vão alguns meses.. Pelo menos. Mentir para que? Vão sempre copiar a mac. Vão sempre usar o raio do DOS que toda a gente sabe que é foleiro. Se querem inovar. Inovem. Se vão copiar admitam. SIMPLES NÃO?! Já agora, para além de admitir paguem… Eu nem gosto muito de IP mas se a apple fez e vocês copiaram então paguem. Ponto!

Conselho de amigo. Querem fazer algo de jeito deitem lá fora isso que chamam Windows e começem do zero. Com esse código nunca na vida vão lá.

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links for 2008-11-05

A Internet da America

Bem não parece ser novidade que em Portugal ninguém tem acesso a sites excelentes como o hulu ou o SouthPark Studios. Também não parece existir um site como o meetup, e garysguide. Tudo sites excelente que fazem todo o sentido em nova york. Estava a editar os meus detalhes no garysguide e dei de caras com isto:

Mas não, não foi a primeira. Quem é que se lembrou de por aquilo ali? Não, não faz sentido nenhum amigos.