Monday, November 17, 2008

Making Mac's open/save dialog fast again

Out of nowhere I had to wait 20 to 40 seconds on my year old iMac before I could open or save a file. Some people reported that iDisk could be the problem, but I don't even have a mac-account! However, those reports gave me a hint.

Indeed, a ls /Volumes/ showed this:

MacintoshHD Wuala ._Ipod_van_Corine
There it is! My girlfriend's IPod was not in sight, and I dumped Wuala because it stops working after a hibernate. A simple
sudo rm /Volumes/Wuala sudo rm /Volumes/._Ipod_van_Corine
and all was well again.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Effective Wicket presentation

Yesterday was J-Fall, the fall conference of the NL-JUG. One of the presentations was my Effective Wicket talk. Feel free to download the slides of Effective Wicket (mirror) (PDF 4.1 Mb). If you want to see the notes skip to page 55.

If you want the original material (code/images etc.) for your own presentation, please drop me a note. Its all creative commons, copyright by JTeam.

Update 2009-01-07: Watch the presentation (Dutch spoken) on Vimeo: part 1 and part 2 (provided by