Competence Center Java

My employer is setting up a comptence center for Java. All the ussuall stuff you can expect. But the plus side is that I might be able to combine my studies with some work related stuff.

Now only to think up a way to sell it to my employer that any research done for my education will remain under my copyright. It would really suck if I think up something nice and my employer walking away with it taking the credit for it. Perhaps I should GPL it and then give it to my employer, that way I allways remain the owner of the original work and my employer is free do with it what they want under the condition that my name remains attached to any derived works.

My first kitchen…

Buying your first kitchen is really weird. It actually kinda freaked me out when I did. I passed a point of no return, now there is nothing going to stop me from moving out of my parents house.

Yeah, I’m kinda late with that, but I’m getting there. 😛 Anyway, expect some nice pictures in, oh, about five months.

Anyway, it will be a U-shaped kitchen, with mouse gray boarding and doors, except one stack of drawers in the bottom of the U. There the drawers will be red and 85 cm wide. Working top with a gray/black finish. 5 point gas stove, all equipement will be installed. Microwave, oven, freezer, refrigerator, washing machine and offcourse, a kitchen sink with a small sink to wash my veggies. :p

It’s gonna be cool.

Beginning Unix… Beginning Shell Scripting…

Beginning Unix (Programmer to Programmer)2 weeks back I bought a couple of books.

Beginning Unix (ISBN: 0-7645-7994-0) and Beginning Shell Scripting (ISBN: 0-7645-8320-4). Thoose books are brand new and somehow Wrox Press always seems to sell their books a bargain prices. 🙂 Which is a good thing. 🙂

Anyway I bought both books to have some light reading while commuting to work. I’m not that much of a Unix guru. And I believe that running over the basics of things is a good thing. I must say, these books are pretty well written.

Beginning Shell Scripting (Programmer to Programmer)I can go into detail, but for a Unix newbie these books are absolutely perfect. They were perhaps a bit of an easy read for me, but for someone getting started as a first timer? Go buy these books. After having read these books you ought to know enough to manage the rest for yourself. Because, really, everything in these book can be found on the internet and in the man pages. But having it sorted and put together in easy digestable chunks is very nice to have.

The writters of these books actually took the trouble of pointing out all the important differences and gotchas when using different Unix flavors. (BSD, Linux and OSX)

More info:
Beginning Unix (Programmer to Programmer)
Beginning Shell Scripting (Programmer to Programmer)

Maven documentation…

Damn, where to start?

In my own enthousiasm I’ve promised my employer to write a sort of introduction to Maven. Problem is that the maven site has improved a whole lot since the last time I checked.

This means I will be pasting a sh#tload of URL’s in the document. But then it won’t be that good of a read.

The best part is that most of the work on the document will be done in afterhours. But they pay compensation.