I submitted a registration form for PenguinSound to sourceforge. The project
page seems to be there, but I haven't received any email
from the sourceforge administrators regarding it.
I bought Intersound - the new album from Ju Ju Space Jazz.
It sounds much more mature than past albums. I'm very
impressed with track 7 "Secrets", I'm sure I've heard it
before. Intersound was released by Creative Vibes who also put
out the wonderful "Just Is" compilation.
I went to Object
World in Darling Harbour, courtesy of the
company I work for. I haven't been to Darling Harbour for a
long time and apart from Sega World I was pleased with what
I saw, although they could do with a few more trees to
provide shade along either side of the the harbour.
The seemed to be a stong contingent of
Java programmers present and many of the talks were about
Java related technology.
Brad Abrams gave a talk on Microsoft's .NET framework. They
have developed a Common Language Runtime that enables COM
objects to be treated as standard objects in each language.
Any .NET class written in any language, can be used as a COM
class without any extra work. The compilers for each
language emit code in an Intermediate Language - MSIL. The
MSIL code can be compiled to native code at run-time or
install-time. Brad Abrams emphasised the freedom of the
developer to develop in their prefered language. He was met
with questions regarding the support of J++ under .NET, and
ponderings on paper clips.