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This is the personal home page of me, Brian Huff. Some people just call me Bex.

Feel free to peruse the photo album, to see the wedding photos of Michelle and I. Our honeymoon in Tahiti was amazing!

You can also see the photos from our trip to Thailand, or our sailing adventure around the Virgin Islands. You can also take a look at some of the articles Ive thrown together about politics and technology. Beware, I'm considered somewhat opinionated...


Tue, 27 Jul 2004

Tuesday Tutorials

Like Monday, the Tuesday tutorials were a mixed bag...

The first tutorial was about wxPython widgets, and it was very good. The widgets looked very professional, and the wx libraries have been around for almost a decade... so its stable and performs quite well. The only thing that concerns me is deployment. Getting all the right libraries on a vanilla system to get the UI to look good would be hard.

The second talk was disappointing. I had wanted to go to the talk on advanced wxPython, but that was sold out. So I had to go to the one one getting DBAs and programmers to play nicely. I have no idea who the target audience was for that talk, but it sure wasn't me. I saw very little practical advice for either DBAs or programmers. This was very surprising, because the presenter worked on the human genome project. He obviously knew his stuff... I just dont think he's a good presenter.

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