Sunday, March 31, 2013

To blog, or not to blog

I've largely neglected this blog for quite some time. All blogs actually. I'm thinking about starting to use it a bit again. We'll see where it goes.

Right now I'm guessing entries will by and large be around just a few categories:
  • Health/exercise related
    • Running log
    • Weightlifting log
  • Agile related
    • Scrum
    • FDD
  • Technology related
Other things might emerge too, but these are areas that prompt me to consider starting to blog a bit more.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

No coincidence

Sometimes you run across things (or old friends) at nearly the same time, and it seems like they just naturally belong together.

Highly automated installs and clouds seem like they just go together. Perhaps a fun experiment here in the future.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Having some fun with JAXB the past few days. Working with a schema (FDDI) that lends nicely to inheritance. I didn't (haven't) found a good way to do it automatically -- maybe with some binding files, but that would probably be more work than doing it manually; so that's the approach I've taken.

I found some information posted here regarding the jaxb.index file which helped me get over a hurdle, so now I'm moving forward again.

JAXB is another example of how Java can be impressive. Just a few lines of code to accomplish a great deal; as long as you know the library well. Unfortunately the documentation doesn't seem to be as available or useful as it could be, at least for my situation.