F# Being Productized

The recent announcement by Somasegar at Microsoft that F# is being “productized” has now started to be picked up by various news agencies. Being productized means some future version of the F# language and its Visual Studio integration will be officially supported by Microsoft. However, I see a couple of people are implying that because …

Orange Coriander Ale

All good things come to an end, and so it is with my Dark Chocolate Ale. My stores are generally getting low – now I’m left with only a couple of bottles of Spicy Ghost and a crate of Chilli Lager. Time for another brew. Next week I’m off to Europe for a couple of …

Feisty Fawn

Today, version 7.04 (“Feisty Fawn”) of Ubuntu Linux was released. Yay! Earlier this week I installed the Feisty beta release, and rediscovered Linux happiness. I first started using Linux at home in the mid/late 90s, installing Redhat Linux 4 on a second-hand PC. I faithfully followed the Redhat releases, installing Redhat 6 on a new …

Upgrade to WordPress 2.1.2

I’ve finally upgraded from my original installation of WordPress 1.5.2 to WordPress 2.1.2, mainly to take advantage of the Akismet spam catcher. I’ve been getting 3 dozen spam comments a day, which I’ve had to manually delete, but hopefully I won’t see any more spam now. I was going to upgrade earlier, to WordPress 2.1.1, …

linux.conf.au 2007 Open Day

Joe Hurd is in town – he’s been working with some other local researchers on how to verify probabilistic computing systems. We were looking for some place to meet and catch up with each other, so I suggested we go to the Linux Conference Australia 2007 Open Day. It was an interesting afternoon – a …

Christmas Chilli Lager

Someone at work asked me for some bottles of chilli and lime lager to put in their sons’ Christmas stockings, and when I went rummaging around in the cellar, I reaslied that I was down to my last three bottles. With two now gone as Christmas presents, I’m left with one tallie, to drink some …

Lemon Cordial

As well as making the occasional home-brew beer (since the early 90s), I’ve also been making “home-brew” cordials (since the late 90s). Last night I whipped up a quick lemon cordial. Lemons were cheap at Norton St Grocer, and I’d run so low on cordial that I’d had to buy some commercial stuff. My cordials …

SEPG Australia 2006

The day I got back from Rio, I was on the plane again to go to Melbourne, for the SEPG Australia conference, where I presented a talk Why Organisation’s (Don’t) Choose CMMI. The talk was a variant of the one I’d done for the ESE Breakfast seminar. For this audience I didn’t need to provide …