L.A. Burdick – Chocolate Dipped Fruit – Ginger

Maybe my fan-dom of Ginger has made it around the world and back?   And others are just making these ginger treats for my benefit.  I realize the reality that there are others that share the same passion. LA Burdick, a small chain of shops, located in New England and New York City. One store, […]

My Introduction to Liberty and WebSockets

Recently, I’ve been turned on to IBM WebSphere Liberty – super fast and highly configurable Application Server Runtime.  The runtime requires Java 7.0 to get access to the latest features to build web applications, OSGi applications and EJBs. Two features caught my eye were Java Servlet 3.1 and Java API for WebSocket 1.0.  The WebSocket […]

Mastering Firebug NetListener

In more recent versions of Firebug, the developers pulled out the integrated Firebug trace function.  If you want the functionality, you should install the FBTrace Extension; it’s almost required if you want to develop a Firebug Extension. The FBTrace Extension is at https://getfirebug.com/wiki/index.php/FBTrace  I built an extension following the following tutorials and code: http://www.softwareishard.com/blog/firebug-tutorial/extending-firebug-hello-world-part-i/ http://www.softwareishard.com/blog/firebug-tutorial/extending-firebug-net-panel-listener-part-viii/ […]

Simpson Spring – Ginger Ale

Saturday found me again at the Natick Farmer’s Market. The Market has moved inside and is shockingly well attended even with the venue changed from the common. It’s moved across the way to the Common Street Community Church. One vendor is particularly good – Simpson Spring Beverages. Simpson Spring is “the oldest independent bottling plant […]

IBM Design Language… a Good Resource…

I’ve continually heard rumors that the IBM Design Language would be posted and made available for everyone.  These rumors have turned out to be true… the design language is posted on the IBM Desing site – http://www.ibm.com/design/language/ Why do I care, and frankly, why should you care… to quote the IBM Design Language site – […]

Head to Head – Fever vs Trader Joes

I enjoy ginger – ginger ale, ginger beer, ginger brew. I tend to accumulate random bottles and things to try.  My secret backlog had Trader Joes Triple Ginger Brew and Fever Tree Ginger Ale. Does anyone else think “head-to-head taste-off”?  I certainly didn’t… who wants to mix awesome flavors.  I want to drink every incredible […]