Well I got my copy of Matt’s book today, and had a look through – and I can say that it looks very good – if you want to get an idea of what BPM can offer without any licensing costs then this book with a download of jBPM is perfect.
I can’t resist taking two quotes though. The first is from About the author
I’d like to thank Phil Wilkins from SeeWhy for going way beyond the call of duty in helping me.
and from the closing section about using SeeWhy with jBPM:
There is a great deal to discover and put to use in the SeeWhy business intelligence platform, and have merely scratched the surface of what’s possible:we could write a whole book about it.
Any, congratulations to Matt for a great book. The book can be found at Amazon here.
I was reading a photography magazine and came across the mention of an interesting site – www.picnik.com – it allows you do photo editing online. This includes neat integration info Flickr. As the article I read said, if you’re on the road and want to tweak and post some pictures – how much easier could it be?
According to this (Link to Virgin Megastores Post US-Based Quarterly Increases — Digital Music News) Digital Music News article Virgin have posted an improvement of 9% for music sales. Given that they can’t have pushed up prices by 9% (if anything the likes of CD-Wow are forcing retail prices down), I can only read that CD sales aren’t all doom and gloom like the RIAA would like to paint.
Friends – Richard & Veth, have attended this year’s Tapper’s show and again blogged about it. See what they have to say here:
We’ve had an email today from Peter Lik’s gallery in Sydney announcing some more photos (an image one of the pictures can be seen below). Like his other work the images are just stunning, beautiful shapes and colour that can be seen in nature. For those not in the know, Peter was born in Australia started shooting the amazing scenery down under; but has over the last few years been shooting in the South West America and has garnered a raft of awards for his work.
We first came across Peter through friends, when they came back from Australia they gave us a book of some of his work. So when we headed to Australia, and again when stopping over on our way to New Zealand we paid visits to his gallery in Sydney (in the beautiful QvB), and been fortunate enough to be able bring back limited, signed prints of his work.
These small images don’t do any real justice to the power of the work, you have to see them in their full size (1 meter across or bigger). So if you’re in Australia or the USA we’d very highly recommend going to a gallery and seeing for yourself.
It doesn’t take doesn’t need bullying, blunt spoken or multi-platinum selling artists to enable music to be used to help those less fortunate parts of the world such as Uganda. Joseph Arthur has contributed to the A River Blue project to help displaced children by recording a song with the children being helped.
The background to how Joseph got involved and be read about by going to A River Blue website. The site allows you to download and listen to the song, and if you like it, they ask that you make a donation.