Tiburón – What’s In A Name?

[Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute] Providing a little light relief after the rather heavy series of posts on multicast events, a colleague recently asked me what Tiburón actually means.  So I looked it up. As well as being a town in California, it is also Spanish for shark.  I don’t know which derivation inspired the team at CodeGear, but it does raise the possibility that here in Aotearoa we could perhaps be referring to the forthcoming release of Delphi as Mangō, as this is the Maori for “shark”. Some additional trivia – from the little that I have picked up of the Maori language, “nui” in a name implies “big” or “large”, so the place name Mangonui (which crops up in a few places here) means “big shark”.

Settling in to a new Blog

[Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes] I’ve tried numerous aborted attempts to kick off a blog in the past.  The usual pattern is feverish enthusiasm at the outset, finding tools, creating an identity, tweaking artwork, an initial post or two etc etc, which rapidly diminishes into disinterest as I find that the hassle of setting up the blog site itself wasn’t actually all just setting up and that some of that hassle continues on in the blog ownership experience. This time I’m confident that things will be different, and here’s why…

Kia ora

[Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute] No, not a blog about an orange soft drink concentrate, but a Delphi inspired blog from New Zealand.  Kia ora means literally “Be well/healthy“, often used as both a greeting and a farewell. I don’t have any concrete plans for content as yet, but hope to find the time – and inspiration to post something at least once a week, and hopefully more often. Kia ora