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Walker Software Weblog - Articles Work. In. Progress.,2005:6229ae49d3a6614720d8ba5535559bfa/articles Textpattern 2010-06-08T00:34:34Z Adam Walker Adam Walker 2010-06-08T00:33:33Z 2010-06-08T00:34:34Z Tumblr,2010-06-07:6229ae49d3a6614720d8ba5535559bfa/6eee711d2ca5dc265f0e4a0005f182c4 I've setup a Tumblr for new content at

Adam Walker 2010-02-23T21:18:25Z 2010-02-23T21:23:29Z Feb 2010 Update,2010-02-23:6229ae49d3a6614720d8ba5535559bfa/38c1c9c7eb4faaf4c73e548bda67b579 My God, it's full of stars....

Uh, I really need to update more often.

I've been consulting non-stop. Over the last few months, I've been working on a project in Java that uses the Eclipse SDK. I've been adding more logs to my "Eclipse IDE Hate Bon-fine". Using the open-source edition of IDEA for day to day editing on the project.

With few exceptions life's been good.

Adam Walker 2009-07-08T16:34:12Z 2009-07-08T17:01:36Z Google Chrome OS,2009-07-08:6229ae49d3a6614720d8ba5535559bfa/a9b6dba34c144bf861a34b6c42f340c3 Google announced Chrome OS.

However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web.


And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don't have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates.


The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel.

My first reaction was thinking this was going to be a glorified linux distro. Then I remembered that a "new windowing system" running on top of an older kernel sums up Mac OS X (along with a ton of new APIs and different way to package applications). So maybe this has more potential than I assumed.

I have to wonder if "Google Chrome running within a new windowing system" means something more than an SDL version of their browser. How much of linux will they use? Just the kernel? Filesystems? Filesystem layouts? How does that get around security updates for the browser/OS?

Viruses could still target this system. Phishing and Cross-site scripting will have a bigger emphasis. Change the mousetrap, expect the mice to change.

More questions than answers I'm afraid.

Adam Walker 2009-06-18T00:28:16Z 2009-06-18T00:30:51Z Synergy,2009-06-17:6229ae49d3a6614720d8ba5535559bfa/188509df4c08fdcf21113f4bf8a84978 I across Synergy today...

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It's intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).

Adam Walker 2009-05-26T20:04:47Z 2009-05-26T20:18:44Z April/May 2009,2009-05-26:6229ae49d3a6614720d8ba5535559bfa/32c84edfe80cd8a374fd2e488509e657 In April, I was rear-ended. Totaled my car. No one was hurt. I got a nicer car, a Nissan Altima Coupe. So that worked out. As far as traffic accidents and spending thousands of dollars on short notice can work out, it was ok.

Over the last two months I finished my first Java project since becoming a consultant a few years back. I haven't missed Java and it hasn't missed me. I can't tell you any details due to NDAs. But I know more that I ever wanted to about NTFS now. And I've extended my love/hate relationship with Eclipse.

The project made me think of this blog again. Due to lack of free time (and my waning interest in Java) it has atrophied. I think it's time to change the focus of this site and resurrect this blog.