Day: June 2, 2005

  • Embedded D-BUS

    I’ve written about D-BUS before, but I just wanted to say that I love what I’ve seen with what Maemo does with D-BUS. All kinds of great stuff from application launching to state change notification is done with D-BUS. I strongly believe that D-BUS is going to rock both on the desktop and on mobile devices. D-BUS provides the infrastructure needed to build something like Growl for localhost and should allow apps to communicate with each other without having to worry about the fine details. I expect to see lots of advancements involving D-BUS in the next year and it will definitely improve the Linux/Gnome experience.

  • High Tech Baltimore

    Baltimore Emerging Technology CenterA few weeks ago I saw a spot on TV about the Baltimore Emerging Technology Center, an early stage incubator for local high tech startups. They appear to house a wide range of high tech startups at 3 different locations in Baltimore. The current list of participants shows quite a bit of promise from biotech to IT services.

    The ETC is funded by The Baltimore Development Corporation. Other cool stuff can be found at the Greater Baltimore Technology Council.

    Looking around these sites definitely gave me a feel for the state of the art (so to speak) in high tech startups in Baltimore. It didn’t get the press that Northern Virginia did back in the dot com days, but things are definitely happening up there.