My move to Boston is almost completed. Home office is mostly set up, day to day things seem to go smoothly enough, so the time has come to start conquering New World! My first step is to attend Barcamp 6 in Boston, where I expect to meet some proper geeks, nerds and other amazing people.… Continue reading My first unconference in USA!
I’m currently preparing to become “a lawful wedded husband”, which involves buying tons of stuff. I was comparing various offers and one pattern emerged: if a thing X is renamed to “Wedding X” it automatically becomes at least two times as expensive. See for yourself: wedding photography costs 295-1500 GBP while corporate event photography 75-180… Continue reading Becoming a Wedding Software Developer
I spend long hours reading on-line (don’t we all?). Most of interesting material is available in English only (including en.wikipedia.org which is much superior to my native pl.wikipedia.org), so I tend to read all in that language. And as it is my second tongue, I need to use translator quite often. Google translator is doing… Continue reading TranslateMe – my first Chrome extension
Having worked with heavy J2EE applications for couple of years I have almost forgot how much fun one get from programming. I got used to massive tools, complicated frameworks and other Very Serious Stuff. And then I decided to give Microsoft Visual C# 2010 a try. It was a love from a first sight! The… Continue reading The quickest way to jump into Windows GUI application development.
Exploiting errors in software and firmware is actually more fun that using the device in first place. Recently I’ve discovered that HB354BS has an error that let’s one skip unskippable parts on dvd. No more annoying ads when I want to see next episode of ‘Allo! ‘Allo!. When you put dvd in the reader, the… Continue reading Hacking LG Blu-ray player
I just invented An Ultimate Scrambled Eggs. Here comes the recipe: 1/2 red grilled pepper 1 slice of ham 100g of king prawns Green Jalapeño peppers 1/2 lrg red onion 1 lrg carrot 1 lrg tomato 2 eggs. Chop veggies and ham and fry with prawns and three drops of Tabasco until carrot is tender.… Continue reading Ultimate Scrambled Eggs for Geeks
This Big Nate comic strip just made my day:
And it finally happened! Amazon started UK edition of Kindle Store!. If you have been using US version of Kindle Store, you need to transfer your account, which takes just two clicks. And that’s all. The new Kindle Store works perfectly with iPad, the prices I checked were are almost exactly the same as in… Continue reading Kindle store now open in UK! And it works with iPad :)
If you are fascinated by technology, get excited by possibilities of human determination, like suspense and thriller stories or just like the history books – Vulcan 607 by Rowland White is the next book you should read. It first strikes you with a background story – history of conflict on Falkland Islands. It doesn’t read… Continue reading The book you should read next
GeeCON is an annual Java conference I had a pleasure to attend to. Spending two days in awesome geeky atmosphere is definitely the thing to do! So, was there something apart from unlimited free coffee? Yes, there was! Conference started with Oracle’s official presentation on future of Java (Oracle Java… it still sounds strange, doesn’t… Continue reading Post GeeCON 2010 notes