January 2008 Entries

Sun to buy MySql - Is this good news?
http://www.mysql.com/news-a... I'm not much of a MySql user but I certainly appreciate the popularity of the lightweight open source database. Will Sun acquiring it kill it? Will Sun acquiring it help? How? Technorati Tags: Sun,MySql ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 16, 2008 9:28 AM | Comments (1)

Visual Studio 2008 Launch Event Registration (Canada)
AJ pointed out that registration was open for the Visual Studio 2008 / Windows Server 2008 launch event. Here is the registration site for Canada launch events. http://www.microsoft.com/ca... The theme for the launch is 'heroes happen {here}.' I'd like to point out the clever use of 'squiggly brackets' to my friend ET who as a VB developer despises them :) Technorati Tags: VS2008,launch event,squiggly brackets ......

Posted On Monday, January 14, 2008 2:02 PM | Comments (1)

The end of the plastic bag?
China has announced a ban on plastic shopping bags. http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/... The interesting bit here is: "China's State Council said the ban will start June 1. Firms that continue to sell, make and distribute bags thicker than 0.025 mm thick will be given fines and authorities may seize goods and profits, the State Council said." I suspect that many of the plastic bags we get from stores here in North America are manufactured in China. Will this move be the trigger ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 8, 2008 1:59 PM | Comments (0)