Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Guice in Beijing

I'm speaking in Beijing tomorrow at the Google Developer Day. I just arrived. 4:30 AM EST, 7:30 PM local time, quite a difference. I'm having trouble getting my head around the time change. I feel a little loopy but excited as this is my first time in Asia. Taking business class certainly helped. I forgot my extra camera battery and my VPN card. Mental note: keep a written checklist next time.

I deliberately left the grounded extension cable to my MacBook Pro at home. At the time, something in the back of my mind told me I shouldn't, and that something was right. I brought an airline adapter which proved useless--my seat had a US power outlet. Unfortunately, the power brick wouldn't fit in the little nook where the outlet was. The extension cable would have worked perfectly. Luckily, I brought 3 batteries.

My room at the Hotel Nikko has US power outlets, too. My T-Mobile Blackberry Pearl works just fine, even as a bluetooth modem.

I'm sticking around for the weekend for a little a sightseeing. I plan on visiting the Great Wall, Forbidden City, etc. Drop me a line if you're in the area or if you have any travel tips.


Blogger Peter Cheng said...

Welcome to Beijing, Bob, I am Peter from open source community, I am glad to talk with you about guice tommorrow, cu

8:21 AM  
Blogger Dhanji R. Prasanna said...

tmobile, blackberry, mac...
any other products youd like to plug bob? =P

jk, how was guice received in china? Im hearing a lot of opposition to guice in Brisbane. Ppl are going to the extent of creating custom annotations-based stuff for springframework because they feel guice is "untested." Can you say NDH?

6:32 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

The reaction to Guice has been wholly positive--everyone here is very polite.

No one should trust Spring's implementation more than Guice's. Quite the opposite from my experience. We've used Guice in production since I started writing it, and it's now being used in dozens of projects by some of the World's top engineers.

12:34 PM  

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