I managed to combine three of my favourite things yesterday: SketchUp, Ruby and Second Life. I’ve written up the hack over at Eightbar. I’m still polishing it, but let me know if you’d like to have a go at it. Update: I’m collecting coverage of the hack: 3pointD del.icio.us Make blog Hugo Bauer Hiro Pendragon […]
The page for NMKs’ My So-called 2nd Life conference just got updated, so I can confirm that I’ll be speaking. Hurrah. Also presenting are Justin Bovington – CEO, Rivers Run Red Esther MacCallum-Stewart – Researcher, University of Sussex Gauti Sigthorsson – Lecturer in Media, University of Greenwich Michael Smith – CEO, Mind Candy (makers of […]
Ray and I went out for an evening walk today, aiming to take photos of the motorway and (Rachel’s idea) of trolleys in the Sainsburys/Marks & Spencers car park. While we were out, we came across a crowd of at least two or three hundred people at Hedge End. Rachel asked someone what was going […]
I was invited to attend an Internet People dinner at Adam Street (just off the Strand) last night. The room was chock full of interesting internet people. The companies represented included New Media Knowledge, Inspiring Eve, Squiz, Directgov, Monochrome, Mint Digital, Sub Hub, Last.fm and The Friday Project. The food, wine and company were superb. […]
A busy day yesterday. It started with a press event at Southbank (IBM’s London location), where I met with a few of the (great many) IBMers who have an interest in Virtual Worlds. This notably includes Irving Wladawsky-Berger, who was there to spearhead the meetings with various press agencies. Update: this already yielded one story, […]
Ok.. so I was photographing rather than participating, but there was some very cool kite surfing happening at West Wittering this weekend. There were horse riders, walkers and windsurfers too.
Jim Weirich (author of ‘rake’, among other things), presented on tips to avoid being a Leeroy Jenkins in the Rails community. He gave some very helpful, concrete examples of things to avoid when modifying or adding behaviour in other people’s classes. Next was the much anticipated presentation by ‘why the lucky stiff‘, author of Try […]
A very short walk from my hotel to the conference center. More mingling (checking out the free t-shirt, getting on to the wireless network), before we take our seats and David Black introduces the first speakers. David Heinemeier Hansson (or ‘DHH’), the creator of Rails and a partner in 37signals, gives a deeply technical roundup […]
RailsConf Europe starts tomorrow morning. I arrived this evening for PizzaOnRails, a social gathering for Railsters, tonight held in 1 Leicester Square. It’s a chance to meet people who’ll be around for the conference (and, it turns out, people who won’t be there and came just for the pizza event). It was a good evening […]
I’m off to RailsConf Europe later. Registration and the first session is tomorrow morning, but tonight the participants have been invited to attend Pizza on Rails, a social with pizza and beer. I’ll be taking my laptop, a camera, some business cards, and a Moleskine notebook. Looking forward to taking plenty of notes and photos.