For handsome, smart, educated, awesome, people such as myself, it is a lifetime of treasures, hidden within RSI-inducing key bindings, no matter where on the keyboard one puts C and M. For leprous, primitivist, stinky, bottom-feeding, monkey-scratchers, it may be a befuddling plethora of options and flexibility that forces the user to form their own [...] Read more – ‘What Emacs is …’.
I just finished a project upgrading a mid-sized Java EE6 application from Seam 2 to Seam 3 (and JBoss 4 to 7). It has been a fun ride with lot of roadblocks, head-aches, “Aha!” and “F*ck-this-I’m-done” moments. The Seam 2 part is now upgraded to Seam 3/CDI, Richfaces to Primefaces, JBoss 4.x Scheduler MBeans to [...] Read more – ‘Statistics from my recently finished Seam 3 Migration Project’.
1. a professional programmer picks a worthwhile problem to attack; we are engineers, not scientists, and therefore should attempt solutions that will solve real user problems. 2. a professional programmer has a dedication to the end-user experience; most computer applications built these days are Web applications built by small teams and hence it is now [...] Read more – ‘→ Professionalism for Software Engineers’.
As you can see from the trend in my blog posts and my tweets, I have been a fan of Clojure language and pursuing the mastery of it with great interest. I’m a member of the friendly Amsterdam Clojure meetup. I try to attend the monthly meetup but I’m not as regular as I wanted [...] Read more – ‘Announcing Rotterdam/The Hague Clojure Meetup’.
As a member of Images International Photography Club, I recently got a chance to shoot a Dutch Basketball league match between Leiden and Groningen. This was the first “real” sports photography assignment for me. I tried shooting with different settings and lenses and in process learnt a couple of new things how to shoot sports. [...] Read more – ‘Photos from Basketball Match – Leiden vs. Groningen’.
I am currently working on porting a Seam 2/JBoss 4.x application to Seam 3/JBoss AS 7.x. The old codebase contains some “jobs” that use ServiceMBeanSupport, that are triggered at regular intervals using JBoss varia module. Since the module isn’t there anymore, I wanted port the “jobs” to Quartz. Adding quartz was easy enough, but the [...] Read more – ‘A quick way to integrate Seam 3 CDI and Quartz Jobs’.
Recently, I assisted photographer Barbara Smeenk in making some photos of a clothing brand. The collection is created by Simon Kos and is called “DELOREAN Collection” which is inspired by the movie Back to The Future. Here are some photos I took during the photoshoot near EYE film museum in Amsterdam. Read more – ‘Some photos from Delorean Collection Photoshoot’.