James Min | 21 Oct 2007

When it comes to being wired, the US is in the stone ages. No joke.I've been reading this series of articles on CNN the past few weeks: Eye on South Korea. It's a series that highlights the cutting edge stuff going on in a country that only 3 or 4 decades ago was still considered a 3rd world nation. Only 10 years ago was the Asian Financial Crisis (some refer to this as the "IMF...

Ivan Cheung | 19 Oct 2007

What is Liferay? Liferay is the reason I'm here in Dalian.   What is Dalian? It's the city that has welcomed us to the Middle Kingdom, but it's also a place with interesting geography. This second tier city is a peninsula boasting clean water and blue skies. Mounds of green hills scatter the city, a remarkable addition to the scenery you'd enjoy out of our twelfth floor...

Brett Swaim | 18 Oct 2007

Today is the day I will try to fly home with no ID. I will be handing my ID to my co-worker and he will walk through security with it. I will keep you updated as time goes on with the status of my flight plans, and in the end if I succeed or not.

James Min | 17 Oct 2007

"What? Liferay Portal source build in about 2 1/2 minutes, you say? How?"Well, first of all, I'm on Ubuntu Linux which is more efficient than Windoze in file I/O and management. So the packing and unpacking of JAR files is much faster. But on top of that, I swapped out Jikes for the ECJ compiler as outlined...

James Min | 15 Oct 2007

Traveling a lot lately, I've had to take some measures to get some American TV. So I set up a SlingBox with my TiVo HD Series 3 back home. I would have tried to set up a MythTV box with the streaming plugin, but I simply had no time. And as well, MythTV doesn't work with the cable cards (as far as I know). Anyhow, I got SlingBox/TiVo working beautifaully, but the SlingPlayer client has...

Brian Chan | 15 Oct 2007


James Min | 14 Oct 2007

Guten tag aus Deutschland! I've had a very busy week, training and traveling, but I found some time today to blog. Just a few pics from the training session I gave in Hamburg, and our office in Frankfurt, Germany:   Outside Hamburg Hbf (main) station: Hamburg Hbf From the train:     ===   Liferay Europe Office:   ...

James Min | 11 Oct 2007

I was looking for a while for something small, fast, and with some decent space. Finally found this:     160GB, 2 MB buffer, 5400 RPM, USB2.0, and it is powered via the same USB cable. NICE! 7.2 x 6.3 x 3 inches ; 3.7 ounces, it is about the size of a Nintendo DS Lite. NICE! They just came out with a 250GB version.   I highly rec'd this if you travel...

James Min | 10 Oct 2007

Some pics from the guys in the new China office:     Training sessions:    

James Min | 10 Oct 2007

I'm listening to and watching a lot of podcasts lately. Here's what's on my iPod:Yeah, yeah... I still listen to Loveline... ever since my high school days late at night on KROQ. I wish they brought back the full hour free though. That 10-minute sample stuff blows.My fav these days is GeekBrief with Callie Lewis! OMG, she is really up-to-date on her gadget and techie know-how, and...

Nate Cavanaugh | 10 Oct 2007

Pagination sweeping the nation. Well, Liferay version 4.3.3 has come out with 2 new "features" (they're more improvements), but I was really happy with how they came out. The first one is that we've fixed our horrendous paging mechanism. The old way of selecting pages was annoying to say the least. Let's revisit our old friend: That beast is simple and all, and I love me some...

Nate Cavanaugh | 02 Oct 2007

One thing I've wished was a reality for Mail applications is to highlight all messages by a certain sender. I know everyone sorts and groups their emails differently, but I would think that sorting messages by Date is one of the most common.Sure, some people sort by title, some by Read or Unread status, but by far the most common use case I've seen is to sort by date, so you know...

Ivan Cheung | 27 Sep 2007

Here I am in Dalian, China, an area which I hardly know. I want to be open and excited about new experiences in a city not as documented as Beijing on the internet, but I can’t help but feeling helpless in many ways. I have one friend here (coworker), wireless router isn’t working properly..i haven’t found a bus schedule or foreigner friendly map…and the worst thing is that I...

David Truong | 26 Sep 2007

A recent blog made a comparison between Lotus 123 and Microsoft Excel.  I found it interesting because our CSA Brian Chan often uses this example when describing Liferay's company strategy.  And while I already posted on how I felt our product has become somewhat bloated, the article reminds me all the more, that it definitely is better to have too many features rather than...

Bryan H Cheung | 25 Sep 2007

I'm currently at the Web2ForDev conference in Rome, Italy, sponsored by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and many other organizations, including the International Fund for Agriculture Development, one of our clients. It's great to see how the development (as in developing countries, not software development) is using technology to empower the poor to help themselves.   ...

David Truong | 24 Sep 2007

I've noticed in alot of our projects, we've been ripping alot of the "features" from Liferay and it got me thinking...  Maybe we built Liferay backwards and judging by the new features we've been implementing (plugin system most notably), I'm almost certain we did.  The portal might be the most featured packed portal out in the market but unfornately, most projects we've been...

Shepherd Ching | 24 Sep 2007

  Anton Ego: In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more...

Nate Cavanaugh | 19 Sep 2007

Hi there, if you're reading this, let me say hello and give you a warm thank you for stopping by.My name is Nate Cavanaugh, and I am the Director of User Interface Engineering here at Liferay. What does that title even mean?Well, it basically means that I have minions do all of my work for me, while I blog online ;)Actually, it means that I'm the guy who is in charge of the UI, and...

Neil Griffin | 18 Sep 2007

On 7/23/2007, Liferay and ICEsoft announced a technology partnership aimed at making the ICEfaces component suite available to JSF portlets within Liferay Portal. Work towards this goal actually began back in late 2006, when ICEsoft decided to make changes to their framework in order to support JSR-168 portlet containers. Back on 12/14/2006, ICEsoft posted a message at the ICEfaces...