Monthly Archives: November 2011

Qt Dev Days 2011, Day 2: Conference Sessions

Wed 11.30.11 – Here are my notes from the Qt Developer Days 2011 Day 2, the Conference Sessions of which there was many good & meaty sessions on Qt, Qt Quick, and mobile. The big dinner and party was also this evening, but that will merit a separate photo essay post.
My notes are mostly a transcription but sometimes a paraphrase of what the speaker said and what their slides said, if exact quote then I will put it in “”. The use of () is my notes or asides or thoughts.

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Qt Dev Days 2011, Day 1: Training

Qt Dev Days 2011 – Training Day
Tues 11.29.11 – I am at the Qt Dev Days 2011 in San Francisco(-ish) for the next three days and per my usual, I will be taking notes during the sessions and posting them here.
Today was the Training Day where one could choose one of five training tracks and I chose the Qt Apps with Nokia track and I am glad I did as the Digia trainer, Tuukka Ahoniemi, was funny, thorough, and informative on Qt Quick/QML matters big picture and small details.
The day started with Nokia’s Kenny Mathers talking about the best way to make money from mobile apps and the Nokia app store. He talked about ‘Next Billion’ a favorite unspecified key phrase of Nokia presenters of the last year and I had an opportunity to ask him to clarify. And he did.
The day ended with Gordon Thornton walking us through how one submits one’s app to the Nokia Store and demystified the process.
Now to go off to the Welcome Reception.
My notes are mostly a transcription but sometimes a paraphrase of what the speaker said and what their slides said, if exact quote then I will put it in “”. The use of () is my notes or asides or thoughts.

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Three and a Half Hours of Driving in Tule Fog Makes Ones Eyes see Psychedelic Patterns

Tule Fog!
Mon 11.28.11 – Tule fog photo taken while descending the Grapevine looking out into the Central Valley of California while driving up to the San Francisco Bay area for Qt Dev Days. By the time I started driving up Hwy 152 to Gilroy and finally saw stars and a clear sky, my eyes were rotating like the Mac beach ball during an app crash.
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N8.

Not Black Friday, But the First Day of the Christmas Lights Season

Mitch & Linda's Xmas Lights Decor being installed The First Night of Xmas Lights
Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N8.

Fri 11.25.11 – While many retail stores and chains trot out their Christmas decor before Thanksgiving or even Halloween, decorum dictates that one should at least wait until the day after Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving weekend to put up one’s Xmas lights and decor.
This morning Mitch, Linda, and some of Mitch’s electrician colleagues were installing their annual Christmas lights and animated figurine extravaganza. Each year for the last three years, Mitch and Linda say this will be the last year of their putting up the whole kit and caboodle of lights and figurines, but each year it gets installed once again.
I am heartily glad that Mitch, his electrician friends, and Linda put in the time, effort and dollars to light up the neighborhood in such a fancifuly and delightful way.
The Holiday Season has now officially started!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mom's cousin Dave taking the turkey out of the oven
Thurs 11.24.11 – Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. The dogs and I went out to cousin Lynn’s house in Palm Desert where various members of the extended family had gathered for a lovely Thanksgiving feast.