Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Unhibernating – with a T-shirt

Dear reader,

I’m fully aware that I was silent for a long long time.

That’s how life goes. Sometimes you have time to think and write and sometimes software has bugs, children are growing, house is telling you that it shouldn’t be in the “fixer-upper” mode anymore and the body starts warning that the guaranty has expired. Plus the days suddenly have only 24 hours and not 28 as it was customary for the last ten years.

In short – I had no time. Life was going on. And around. And over me. Especially over me.

Luckily, everything is turning out fine and I will again write about my Delphi adventures.

Today I visited the RAD Studio 2010 presentation organized by Embarcadero and Slovenian Delphi dealer, Marand. Mark Barrington and Pawel Glowacki were showing RAD Studio 2010, Embarcadero’s database tools and All-Access. Sadly, I only had time to attend the Delphi session which was very good and informative. (Thumbs up, Pawel!)

There were also T-shirts and I was lucky to get one.


Nice T-shirt but it’s even better if you look closer at the code.


Parallel Erathostenes sieve! That’s definitely the code I can appreciate!

[For the OTL fans – OTL is alive and well and I will publish next version sometime in October. And then I’ll write the documentation. Promise.]


  1. Anonymous21:27

    I want one too :p

  2. Anonymous12:04

    Wow, you are BIG man :)

  3. Good to hear from you again. Indeed I was wondering where you were. Looking forward to your Delphi adventures!

  4. @Anonymous: They only had one size ...

  5. Really looking forward to the new OTL release!!

  6. Anonymous19:48

    I'm really glad to see you back! Also happy to hear about next release of OTL!

    I hope you take good care of your health.

    I recommend 2 books: "Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy" and "Making a Good Brain Great" for people like me that have worked crazy hours for too many years.

    Also, if you don't get much sunlight (like many programmers), then you should ask your doctor to check your Vitamin D levels. I feel much better after I started taking extra Vitamin D3 softgels (plus a good multivitamin like Twinlab Daily One Caps). The key is to have a doctor test so you know exactly what adjustments (if any) are needed.

    Good luck!

  7. Actually, I ski in the winter, swim in the summer and ride a bicycle all the time. Plus I also play squash every week. I eat healthy and although my weight is still slightly high (at least by European standards ;) ). So I plan to stay with you for a long long time :)