Newer: Druivenveldrit 2008
Last week (Dec 8-12 2008),
there was Devoxx
(formely known as JavaPolis)
in the Metropolis in Antwerp.
The fair usually welcomes 2000
developers for technical conferences
on Java, PHP, JavaFX, Scala,
Ruby on Rails...
IBM invests on this event
and this year Robin Mulkers
proposed to demonstrate IBM's
technology leadership with a
real use case of one of the
hottest technologies: RFID.
The project was exlained
in the keynote
(see some photos here below)
Furthermore, it's a usefull use case for the
Devoxx Organization : All participants
receivedan RFID badge. Those badges
were tracked so that one could
for example see which
sessions were the most popular. Or
participants could leave their name
at the booths by letting the hostess
scan their badge to participate
to games or request for more information.
At IBM, we call this innovation that matters !
PS : Devoxx is one of the best
events that I know. The organization
is really great. You have free WiFi, you
can take drinks directly from
the fridge, speackers are accessible,
topics are cool...
Everything is in place to have a great
Developer experience !
Go to the page | Comment | 592 | Sunday 14 Dec 2008, 13:32
Dimanche 7 décembre,
nous étions invités par IBM
au Cirque Bouglione pour
N'hésitez plus, allez-y.
Je vous le recommande :
Le spectacle est vraiment bon.
Go to the page | Comment | 593 | Sunday 14 Dec 2008, 13:12
In the past I had already
designed goal trees using UML.
Today I have developed
several diagrams for one
of my customers :
goal trees, project lists,
I have put it all in one huge diagram,
that I have called a mind map.
So I have effectively
a mind map
using a UML Modeling tool.
I can't show you because
it's confidential but
I find it quiet interesting
and I will do it more and more.
You can try it at home...
Go to the page | Comment | 594 | Thursday 11 Dec 2008, 19:03
This weekend I took some time to have a look at Ubuntu. I find Windows Vista is very slow and I wanted to know how Linux would run on my machine (Acer Aspire 5315, Intel Celeron 1.7 Ghz).
I downloaded a CDRom from Ubuntu's website. You can boot from that CDRom and run Linux without making any changes to your machine.
Directly, I was convinced by the performance : Linux is much more reactive. When applications are slow, the OS isn't and that makes all the difference.
There are however some things that make me realize it would cost me time if I would completely switch to Ubuntu :
Go to the page | Comment | 519 | Sunday 07 Dec 2008, 23:28
Go to the page | Comment | 518 | Tuesday 02 Dec 2008, 21:36
This Sunday (Nov 30, 2008) we were at the Lotto Arena in Antwerp for the last concert of Natalia's Glamorous Tour.
It's the 4th time I see Natalia in concert. The first time was ok. The second time I was disappointed. The third time was ok but I still found she was shouting instead of singing.
This time was ... exceptional :
1. She was singing and not shouting: real emotions could flow instead of a mass of decibels.
2. There was a real dance floor : Natalia and the dancers provided a superior experience.
3. There were nice surprises like singing Prince and the appearance of Stam van Samang.
So it was an excellent concert this time !!
Go to the page | Comment | 517 | Tuesday 02 Dec 2008, 20:58
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Go to the page | Comment | 515 | Thursday 27 Nov 2008, 20:50
Vous y croyez- vous ?
Go to the page | Comment | 514 | Thursday 27 Nov 2008, 17:37
Last week I bought a CD and a book.
The CD is "I Love Techno 2008" : 7.5 / 10 because some parts are a bit boring.
The Book is the new Jacques Attali : Gandhi ou L'Eveil des humiliés. I have not started reading it yet.
Go to the page | Comment | 513 | Sunday 23 Nov 2008, 19:06
Fernando Arabal : "L'artiste, c'est celui qui rate"
Dans le sens : l'Artiste est celui qui ose prendre le risque de ne pas réussir, celui qui ne vise pas toujours à réussir, celui qui s'expose le plus en mettant en jeu sa propre image.
Go to the page | Comment | 511 | Saturday 22 Nov 2008, 12:35
I'm looking for an association that would take my old bike and give him a second life (send second hand bikes to poor countries).
Here is what I have found so far in Belgium http://www.quefaire.be/annonces/A-r-un-velo-583304_1405.shtml
If you know such an association, let me know.
Go to the page | Comment | 510 | Saturday 22 Nov 2008, 10:53
What a mashup can do for you ?
See this French mashup in Paris it shows you were there are parties, concerts, exposition, theaters tonight in Paris. See
Go to the page | Comment | 509 | Thursday 20 Nov 2008, 09:53
Certains spécialistes informatiques (peut-être moi-même) devraient y penser de temps en temps : notre language est très particulier et peut-être un peu opaque.
J'ai trouvé ici un bon article qui illustre cela :
Go to the page | Comment | 508 | Wednesday 19 Nov 2008, 14:47
Yesterday we were in Brussels to see the Cirque du Soleil : Quidam.
It's the 3rd time I go to a show of the Cirque du Soleil. This time we had places on the first row and it was really a great experience.
Go to the page | Comment | 505 | Sunday 09 Nov 2008, 12:59
Ce matin Tom a fait trois beaux dessins avec la palette graphique.
Go to the page | Comment | 504 | Sunday 09 Nov 2008, 12:19
It was now the turn of Nokia to invite us to a party this Tuesday Nov 4th 2008 : Xperience 08
The party was in Noxx, which is a nice place to party. We had already been in Noxx for a Tiesto Concert.
There was a concert foreseen of The Glimmers. I fact they were the DJs. I would have prefered they play their own music as their Mix for Xperience 08 was very "conventional". Hopefully there was another salon where we could dance on a music in the Noxx style. I guess it was with Noxx's DJs.
Go to the page | Comment | 503 | Saturday 08 Nov 2008, 11:11
After the FSI reader of Playmobil, I see today - thanks to a Twit of Jean-François Ruiz - that Metro (the free newspaper) also found a good solution to let people read their newspaper online.
Not a bad system. So simple...
Check an example here : http://www.readmetro.com/show/fr/Paris/20081103/1/16/
Too bad : the Belgian edition is not available on this format.
Go to the page | Comment | 502 | Monday 03 Nov 2008, 13:20
I just installed Gmail Mobile v2.0 on my mobile phone.
Go to the page | Comment | 500 | Monday 03 Nov 2008, 12:43
Go to the page | Comment | 499 | Sunday 02 Nov 2008, 11:02
The big ePaper / eReader market battle is about to start. See how much companies are developing products for this potential huge market :
Go to the page | Comment | 498 | Saturday 01 Nov 2008, 12:41
Commentaire de Thomas : "Je connais deux sortes de camion de pompiers: le pompe tonne et le camion avec la grande échelle. Ici j'ai dessiné le pompe tonne"
Le dessinateur : Thomas
Go to the page | Comment | 491 | Saturday 25 Oct 2008, 11:39
What makes China happy ? Youpie Yee !
See here : http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=atP_VnQL3Gc
Go to the page | Comment | 489 | Wednesday 22 Oct 2008, 10:37
"Aujourd'hui, il vaut mieux avoir les bourses en action que des actions en bourse".
"Vendez vos actions en bourse et achetez un chien : Il n'y a plus que ça qui rapporte" (Laurent Ruquier)
Go to the page | Comment | 488 | Wednesday 22 Oct 2008, 08:45
Yesterday I spent some time improving my start page. You can now browse my published articles month by month and one by one. See some details here : http://www.lowas.be/index.php?pagename=BrowseNews
Go to the page | Comment | 487 | Wednesday 22 Oct 2008, 08:38
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