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February, 2010 | Jason E. Shao

Trying IntelliJ, For Real this Time

So – have been getting an increasing amount of weirdness with Eclipse/m2Eclipse/STS recently, which has made experimenting w/Intellij increasingly attractive. Going to try doing a mostly turkey switch for a few days, and see – since many people I know and respect rave about it. Initial thoughts: Maven import was real easy, and looks to ...

What’s Jason Up to?

Some people have commented on updates to Facebook & Linked in, so thought I’d author a quick post detailing what I’m up to these days. For anyone who’s wondering, as of January of this year, I am no longer at CampusEAI – I’ve chosen to join ContextWeb, an advertising network/exchange vendor based in NYC, as ...

[Fixed] Ubuntu 9.10 & Compiz Breaks VNC

So, found out while trying to VNC into my work box, that the “Visual Effects” in Ubuntu breaks the built-in GNOME VNC server – what happens is you can input text, click on controls, but changes are not refreshed into the view (the view isn’t “Damaged”). The current workaround seems to be either moving back ...

ContextWeb is Hiring Java Developers in NYC

For people who have heard, I recently started a new position as a developer at ContextWeb. ContextWeb is a targeted/contextual advertising provider and exchange, and recently embarked on a technical re-architecture moving from C# to Java, moving from DBs to Hadoop, running a SCRUM/Agile environment with a bunch of pretty sharp people, free coffee, soft ...

Buried Pretty Deep (Snow)

Buried Pretty Deep (Snow)
We’re buried pretty deep now – looks like a bit over 1 foot (hey, it’s a lot for NJ) and it’s still coming down. Lisa just asked how we’re going to handle digging out… uhh… yeah, a plan would be good. Kicker for today was the local newspaper: “Woodbridge Snow Plow Driver Finds Wandering Seal” ...

Official Google Blog: Introducing Google Buzz

Official Google Blog: Introducing Google Buzz: “We’ve relied on other services’ openness in order to build Buzz (you can connect Flickr and Twitter from Buzz in Gmail), and Buzz itself is not designed to be a closed system. Our goal is to make Buzz a fully open and distributed platform for conversations. We’re building on ...