Tom Raftery just took us out for a great dinner. We’ve arrived safely in Cork. How did I recognize Tom? He was the only one with white headphones in the airport.
I gotta go to sleep. Tom has a full day arranged for us tomorrow. Martin Fowler reports that John Vlissides died over the weekend (wrote a great book on software design, Martin says).
Speaking of Tom, he was raving about his podcast interview he just did with Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch. It’s a bizarre world I live in. I visit with Micahel often, and now fly around the world to meet Tom who interviewed Michael over the phone. Wacky.
Speaking of podcasts, Jeff Clavier, Silicon Valley VC, says that IT Conversations’ PopTech podcasts are worth a listen.
A quick tour through my feed reading (I read all my feeds on the trip today):
Ben Rockwood has a First Person Shooter Roundup.
Phil Wolff, over on Skype Journal, has an excellent Monday reading list, which includes a profile of Niklas, founder of Skype. I saw that in the local papers yesterday.
ActiveWin reports that Paint.NET v 2.5 final release is now available.
Claire Giordano says she’s leaving Sun Microsystems to work for Amazon’s A9 search engine. I hope she keeps her blog going, I always enjoyed it.
How did I miss Tabletology? That site is awesome. JKOnTheRun has the details.
Gary Price links to NetLibrary: Over 100,000 digitized and searchable books are available online.
Evan Williams Ten Rules for Web Startups was linked all over the place. It’s most excellent.
Happy Birthday to Renee Blodgett, Silicon Valley’s star PR’er.