A CompactFlash size Linux computer Jul 19, 2005 SBCs (Single Board Computers) are rapidly growing due to the raise of the M2M (machine to machine) and embedded industry (or is it the same industry?). While the number of manufacturers grows, the size of these devices shrinks. This ucLinux computer with 32Mb and 8Mb of FLASH running inside a CompactFlash card is a good example.It has been manufactured by C Data Solutions. The computer runs a Motorola 32 bit Coldfire processor MCF5272. ...
SWT and multithreading Jul 18, 2005 I must admit that I have always hated Swing and AWT. It took me several weeks to (fully?) understand all the events stuff. Regarding the GUI, I was a VB guy, and that means dragging and dropping visual components. In the early days it was slow, very slow. I remember running a Swing application remotely in a HPUX server using a X server like a bad nightmare. So I dropped rich clients in Java and embraced server side development with Servlets and JSPs. ...
Data GPRS/UMTS fees in Spain Jul 17, 2005 I have found this article (spanish) about the cost of a data connection in Spain. It compares the different price plans of the three mobile operators in Spain: Amena, Vodafone and Movistar. It’s nice to see how prices have dropped dramatically in order to increase the traffic data, specially UMTS.
Back again Jul 17, 2005 I had tons of work last weeks, so I dropped my ‘relationship’ with my blog. I hope that my work and my life let me dedicate some time to the blog.
The art of manipulation: Business Analyst Reports Apr 17, 2005 This week I read a Business Analyst Report from Forrester: Application Server Platforms Q1 2005. I think everybody has read some paid reports from these analyst firms before, and I guess it is not a surprise to find conclusions that put on top of the rest of the competitors the company that paid the bill of the report (the sponsor). But I don’t understand why these companies throw away their reputation makind this kind of public reports. ...
Server online again Apr 17, 2005 The server where I host my blog and my personal web page has been down for a couple of weeks. The ATA controller broke and made nasty things to the data in the hard drives. But I’m back in the saddle again.
The Google model of development Mar 26, 2005 I have read this post about the Google model of development. It seems that Google encourages creativity in different ways, but they even let workers to spend 20% of their time in non-Google projects. And in working hours, not spare time. I really envy Google’s workers. The fact is that running a small company 100% (200% should be better…) of my time is dedicated to have success in our projects. If a project fails, we will have problems in our finances, and may be we would have to lay off workers… But working in a big company everything is about burocracy and politics. ...
Welcome to my blog Mar 25, 2005 Welcome to my blog. Well, this is not my first weblog, I had run weblog in spanish for almost a year, but I changed my mind, and now I think it’s better to run the weblog in english. Why? Just to practice the language… So please don’t be too hard with my spanish high school english. Though in my business cards you can read ‘Technical Lead’ or ‘Technical Manager’, I think that I can define myself as an ‘Enterprise Architect’. ...