Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): No such file or directory in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): No such file or directory in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): No such file or directory in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): No such file or directory in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): No such file or directory in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): No such file or directory in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786
May, 2007 | Jason E. Shao

Power Blip

Just lost power for about 20 seconds… it’s kind of strange when the lights go out, but the laptop stays on. Really, the biggest problem was that the net connection went down. Otherwise — the battery is supposed to be good for 3 hours or so… Heh. Tried to post this before the network came ...

Private Dreamliner: VIP Edition


Warning: getimagesize(/home/jayshao/web/jay/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/787-vip-interior.jpg): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/themes/montezuma/includes/thumb.php on line 115
Private Dreamliner: VIP Edition
Private Dreamliner: VIP Edition 787 Dreamliner Still Kicks Airbus’ Butt With Style – Gizmodo: “” I want one…

Facebook Platform – In-road to HE Legitimacy?


Warning: getimagesize(/home/jayshao/web/jay/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/facebook-platform.png): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/jayshao/web/wp/wp-content/themes/montezuma/includes/thumb.php on line 115
Facebook Platform - In-road to HE Legitimacy?
http://developers.facebook.com/index.php Facebook has once again made it the coolest platform ever by opening their API further, and most importantly supporting sessions that don’t expire every 24 hours. There’s been a lot of talk on the web about this helping them to monetize Facebook’s user base through commerce partnerships. I think that’s true, but I also ...

JRuby on Rails WARs

At Portlets2007 I was talking with Greg from St. Thomas about Rails, and he showed me a Rails app he had deployed out using JDeveloper and OC4J — basically Rails inside a WAR file. Very cool — and apparently easy enough to do that he got it working *during* my session on PortletMVC. Not sure ...

Windley Post w/Microforomat vevent in NNW

This was so cool: Phil Windley’s publishing event references as microformats (hevent) in his blog posts, and NNW picked them up and created a little “add to iCal” button. This was so cool I had to ping Phil about it: I’m excited that it worked! I’m playing with it. I just wrote an Emacs function ...

Gaming to Teach Java

via email from the Princeton JUG Another interesting resource for learning about Java and programming is http://www.greenfoot.org/. It is an interactive learning tool that starts by having you build a game world with actors, using a GUI. Then, you learn how to enhance the world by using Java code. It’s worth a look. At JavaOne ...

Portlets2007

I just got back from 4 days out at University of Montana where I presented a couple of sessions at the Portlets2007 conference. It was an interesting experience — most of my past experience has been at JA-SIG, JUGs, or other open-source heavy audiences which tend to be… shall we say… self-selected. I did 2 ...

The death of computing (Member view) : Articles : Future of Computing : BCS

http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.9662 If the gap between public knowledge and academic curriculum isn’t large enough, the gap between academia and industry practice is a gaping hole. While academic departments concentrate on developing new computer systems in an ideal organisational environment, a lot of industry has moved away from in-house development to a focus on delivering a service. ...

Instructional Text in the User Interface: Some Counterintuitive Implications of User Behaviors :: UXmatters

Instructional Text in the User Interface: Some Counterintuitive Implications of User Behaviors :: UXmatters The dynamics of how users interact with interactive elements within a user interface change how we must approach instruction that we deliver within user interfaces. Users skip static elements, such as instructional text, because they focus immediately on downstream actionable objects. ...

Sakai UI Issues

Sakai User Support Issues – Colin from the FLUID project is working to compile a list of outstanding UI/UE issues with Sakai, to target as FLUID gears itself up. Interesting list, though there’s a big project up ahead. Emerging themes seem to deal a lot with consistency and integration — not surprising considering Sakai’s architectural ...