Friday, August 27, 2004

Ten *fresh* BorCon 2004 admissions on EBay!

BorCon 2004 tickets on EBay!

BDN article

The last auction was heavily sniped at the end, so make sure you put in your max bid early. Bidding went from $800 to $1175 in the last half hour.

Enjoy! Good luck! And see you at BorCon 2004 in San Jose!

Friday, August 20, 2004

We're doing it again! BorCon 2004 admission on EBay!

BorCon 2004 tickets on EBay!

BDN article

The last auction was heavily sniped at the end, so make sure you put in your max bid early. Bidding went from $700 to $850 in the last seconds last time.

Enjoy! Good luck! And see you at BorCon 2004 in San Jose!

Made in Borland hat

This thing's been sitting in my office ever since I had it made. It's better off actually being used by someone who wears hats than collecting dust in my office.

"Made in Borland" hat


One more sticker on EBay!

BORL sticker

Proceeds pays for DevRel lunch! ;)

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Borland Online Picnic September 18th, 2004


It's time again for the annual Borland Online Picnic, and You're Invited!

Every year Borland hosts a picnic and fun fest for Borlanders, TeamB, and our online community. This is the first year that the picnic will be held in conjunction with the Borland Conference so we hope to have a large turnout. The picnic will be held on Saturday September 18th, 2004 from 11am-3pm at De Laveaga Park in Santa Cruz, California. We will provide food and drinks. Space to play Frisbee, softball and other outdoor games will be available. Parking is metered but there are quite a number of free spots in the area.

Everyone is welcome. If you would like to attend please RSVP to *no later than* September 10th. Be certain to use a subject line "Online Picnic" and the total number (including yourself) of adults and children attending.

For more information about TeamB please visit

For more information about the Borland Conference, please visit

The six hour thriller! Pass the popcorn!

Little less than 6 hours left of this incredibly suspenseful thriller. Come watch the ACTION!

Pass the popcorn, please!

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Update: Last chance for a SUPER deal on BorCon 2004!!!

Get your BorCon 2004 pass on EBay

There are currently 4 bids, which means that 4 passes will sell, and the 5th one could be yours!

Bid now before you forget!

Update: There are 12 people watching this auction right now! It was 8 last night and 4 yesterday morning.

"Watching" means that they have it on their watch list, and will get reminders (I think) as the auction is about to expire. In order to avoid being sniped by one of these people, you need to put in your bid now, and as you may know, you only get an "out bid" email once you get sniped, and that might be too late.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Borland joins ECMA

"We're delighted to be a part of Ecma International -- to play a more active role in furthering the evolution of the .NET platform and strengthening our support for C# development," said Patrick Kerpan, chief technology officer at Borland. "Because Borland is a platform-neutral vendor, we're in an ideal position to lend objective insight into the formation of standards. This is just the latest example of our continuing commitment to helping ensure that these standards meet the needs of developers."

"I am very pleased that Borland has joined the Association," said Jan van den Beld, secretary general of Ecma International. "Getting broadly applied, high-quality standards require active participation of stakeholders in a technology -- i.e. the .NET platform -- and its building blocks. Borland's critical and constructive support is highly appreciated."

Press Release

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Thanks for lunch, Chris!

A couple of weeks ago I sold a BORL sticker on eBay, and it sold for a whopping $56.55 to Chris Dickerson.

Today, DevRel was finally able to enjoy lunch all at the same time and place (Yamamori Sushi here in Scotts Valley).

Thanks again, Chris!

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

This image is part of the cycle on the main page. Just in case you missed it, here it is!

JBuilder 2005 Announced and Available for Pre-Order

JBuilder 2005, our latest and greatest Java version of our award-winning Java IDE, has been announced and is available for pre-order.

For links to the press releases, and other information, please see my BDN article

Friday, August 6, 2004

BorCon 2004 Math Excercise of the Day

As John's article points out, you can buy Delphi 8 at BorCon 2004 at 2/3rds off. Software Assurance on this deal is mandatory. And this will guarantee you a copy of the next version of Delphi!

To fully understand the magnitude of this extraordinary deal, I hereby offer the following math problem:

D8+Dnext = 1/3*D8 + SA

This gives:

Dnext = SA - 2/3*D8

We also know that:

SA = 0.3*D8

Substitution gives:

Dnext := 0.3*D8 - 2/3*D8 = -0.37*D8

With D8 = $3,000 we get:

Dnext := -$1,110

Is that a deal or what?