Thanks to this post at Argolon , I’ve now enabled Sxore on Technology in Plain English.

Sxore is a way of sharing your identity (if you choose) so that you don’t have to sign in to multiple blogs to leave comments. For the blogger , it reduces blog spam by more clearly identifying who is human and who is not.

Now, if I could only find a wordpress plugin to solve my Technorati problems

Technical Knowledge Base – Just Launched

Our Technical Knowledge base has just been launched.

We found that over the last 5 years , 80% of the solutions we were building were the same. How many ways are there to take information from the web, apply some business rules or logic to it, and then save it into a database?

Currently the knowledge repository contains information on Enterprise Java , XML , Eclipse, Oracle, Architecture, Project Management as well as a lot of useful links for Dublin, Ireland and Technical specific areas.

The public area to the site can be found here. All information is generic, non-client specific, and can probably already be found on the web, although it is much easier to read it here!

Be nice to your System Administrator

Probably the toughest assignment of the Master’s course so far, but we made the deadline and have now learnt how to be nice to System Administrators. This did not involve us learning how to make them cups of tea, get them the newspaper etc. What it did involve is building systems that manage themselves.

To see what we’re talking about, take a look at the project we put together (links below). It’s a document share system running on 1, 10 or as many computers as you want. It uses Peer-2-Peer (p2p) technology so that even if you pull the plug the others take over and replicate the documents. Ok, it’s not quite ready for venture capital funding, but this idea of ‘self-management’ means that nobody get’s called out of
bed for something that the computer can learn to manage itself.


  1. Download Code as Zip
  2. Browse Code Online
  3. IBM Framework for Autonomic Computing (using Eclipse)