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Prison time

Listening to track #5, Sacrifice from Robbie Robertson's Contact from the underworld of Redboy brought back memories of my only ever experience of being locked up in prison. By the way, the song &q...;

Malaysian runner ... | /Articles | Nov 3, 2005 11:32:31 PM | en

Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

One of my friends was asking me for sample shell scripts. I did a bit googling and found this is useful more useful. This e-book has several shell script utilities that give a chance to explore on wri...

A Java Geek's Diary ... | /Java | Nov 3, 2005 11:30:18 PM | en_IN

Porn on the IPod?

This WIRED article claims that the subscription based search engine Guba will facilitate putting porn on your IPod. Of course, the article is talking about the new IPod that supports video. Accor...

BruceBlog | /Java | Nov 3, 2005 10:39:01 PM | en

A Jalopy Update?

For those of us that prefered the opensource version of Jalopy. A new version of Jalopy and the Jalopy-Eclipse plugin has been reelased. You will not find the link on the homepage, you must visit t...

ShareMe Technologies LLC-The... | /Eclipse-IDE | Nov 3, 2005 10:25:16 PM | en

what's wrong with java?

another tech interview question i remember getting asked some years ago was "what don't you like about java?" this is a good question in that it likely sheds light on the depth of the...

erick reid's weblog ... | /Java | Nov 3, 2005 9:14:10 PM | en_US

struts and the bean tags..

When you see this: <bean:write name="docSetLookup" property="docSetStatus"/> It means that the property can actually come from the getter method, not just a simple...

for(Entry e: entries) {... | /Java | Nov 3, 2005 8:40:31 PM | en_US

No NFJS for me...

I was supposed to be speaking at NFJS this weekend in Dallas, but... Unfortunately, my wife has been in the hospital for a few days. It's nothing too serious and she's doing a lot better, but s...

Spring-Loaded ... | /General | Nov 3, 2005 8:19:12 PM | en

Driver

I had my license test today. Probably shouldn't have gone out last night, but, in spite of probably being technically over the limit (the limit for L platers being 0.00%) I managed to pass. I was a bi...

Chris Glover's Blog ... | /General | Nov 3, 2005 6:51:56 PM | en

maven-tomcat-plugin bug

We're trying to migrate a Weblogic-only application over to Tomcat so we downloaded the maven-tomcat-plugin to perform deployments via the tomcat:deploy goal. When we executed the goal, however, we ...

Winston Rast's Weblog ... | /Java | Nov 3, 2005 6:05:52 PM | en_US

Spaghetti Sux

Warning - this is nothing but a rant - I've been on some projects that had their share of issues, but my current project is by far the worst offender I've ever seen. I can't believe the cod...

Code Wookie's Weblog ... | /Java | Nov 3, 2005 5:59:58 PM | en

good tech interview question

i've got a spotty record with technical interviews , especially the "what's the 3rd parameter on the JTextField constructor?" sort. this despite having tested well on the SCJP . :D ...

erick reid's weblog ... | /Developer | Nov 3, 2005 5:14:06 PM | en_US

Greenbox Thinlet IDE Release 2

Hi... The team at my customer built a new release of Greenbox Thinlet IDE, with some details, and an option to select the folder using a pop-up window. Greenbox allow you create a complete templ...

Edgar Silva's Weblog -... | /Frameworks and Projects | Nov 3, 2005 4:38:04 PM | Link | en

Bristol Zoo

At the weekend we go to Bristol Zoo , which I love. I know zoos are bad and all that. They shouldn't really have lions at all, but generally all the animals are pretty well looked after. Sadly, as so...

Skip the Budgie ... | /holistic | Nov 3, 2005 4:03:38 PM | en

A Glance at Ruby

Ruby / Ruby on Rails seems to be the craze at the moment. Hence I decided to start with a look at plain vanilla Ruby before attending the Web Frameworks Evening on 17 November. David Hansson (of Ro...

Björn Mårtensson's... | /General | Nov 3, 2005 3:09:49 PM | en_GB

Java and C# trying to compete with latent typed languages ...

I read a post from Cédric Beust's weblog talking about future language development for C# and Java . It references Gilad Bracha's article on a new JVM opcode to support invoking methods without do...

Development Budoka ... | /Development | Nov 3, 2005 2:49:18 PM | en

BEA Systems Acquires SolarMetric!

I got a call this morning from Patrick Linskey , the CTO of SolarMetric , to tell me that BEA Systems has acquired SolarMetric. Hooray for Patrick, Neelan and the gang, I'm very happy for them! ...

BruceBlog | /Java | Nov 3, 2005 2:32:34 PM | en

SolarMetric acquired by BEA

I'm happy to announce that my company, SolarMetric , has just been acquired by BEA ! It's been a great four years, and I'm sure I'll miss the independence of being able to run things my way. But a...

Patrick Linskey's... | /General | Nov 3, 2005 2:12:02 PM | en_US

Add [...] button to any TableCellEditor

JTable allows editing with TableCellEditor. Sometimes the table might contain some complex objects, whose editing may not fit it the small area allocated to TableCellEditor. In such case it is goo...

Santhosh Kumar's... | /Swing | Nov 3, 2005 1:17:00 PM | en_US

RAD 6 and MySQL

I've been spending time with the IBM Rational Application Developer 6 (IRAD 6) which is the next iteration of Websphere Studio Application Developer 5. There are some neat things. The support for UM...

Rockhopper's Weblog ... | /Java | Nov 3, 2005 1:00:00 PM | en

Minor FreeMarker evolution - lazy argument evaluation and enum...

It's interesting - I often get the feeling that FreeMarker doesn't really need new features, and that there's nothing left to do in it. Then every few months users manage to surprise me with new featu...

Attila Szegedi's... | /Java | Nov 3, 2005 12:35:23 PM | en

a good "oh please please please pick me"

fabricated responses are no good. this item shows a sincere and eager follow-up note; presented here to give ideas on how to word such things and to draw healthy criticism if such is needed... ...

erick reid's weblog ... | /General | Nov 3, 2005 12:25:17 PM | en_US

a good "thanks but no"

i don't recommend fabricating responses. this item shows a sincere response and is posted here to offer ideas on how to present such things, and draw healthy criticism if such is called for... ...

erick reid's weblog ... | /General | Nov 3, 2005 12:15:35 PM | en_US

SGI delisted from NYSE

A sad day for all of us, SGIs stock has been delisted from NYSE . Still remember back in the 90s using an Irix box to run Real Media software at Telepac (Portugal Telecoms ISP ). They never ...

Alex Goncalves's... | /Unix | Nov 3, 2005 11:25:24 AM | en_US

My First Days at Virtuas

So, I started working as a Virtuas Practice Leader on Tuesday of this week. It, so far, has been a lot of fun. I am working with a lot of really smart guys and we have some pretty big plans. I ...

James Goodwill's... | /Author | Nov 3, 2005 11:23:59 AM | en

Yet Another Open Source JBI Container - ObjectWeb Petals ...

Petals is a JBI implementation and is built on top of Celtix , the ObjectWeb Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), and JORAM , the ObjectWeb JMS implementation. Petals is also aiming for integration with...

BruceBlog | /Java | Nov 3, 2005 11:18:27 AM | en

another strategy for the string splitter

a previous post talked about a StringSplitter utility and presented its use of CharacterSplitStrategy . i use it in codegen utilities, and its initial use, break-on-caps, is pretty light stuf...

erick reid's weblog ... | /Java | Nov 3, 2005 11:04:25 AM | en_US

i miei piedi sono freddi

Today was my last day working on the movie. Only Francesca and I worked today and it was very late, we left at 10pm and returned at 3am. It's funny talking with her because we switch so quickly betw...

Nic's Weblog ... | /General | Nov 3, 2005 11:00:00 AM | en

JCP News: Siemens and BenQ

Thought I call your attention to some important migration of people and JSRs in the JCP. Recently Siemens Mobile became BenQ Mobile. This makes BenQ the third largest leader of JSRs in the JCP after S...

Onno's Blog ... | /Java, aka "Work" | Nov 3, 2005 10:58:23 AM | en_US

pros and cons of code generation

(ER: 11/3/05) just got lunch with pal allen who recently sat for presentation given by aslak hellesoy on xdoclet and codegen. aslak said that code ought to evolve to where codegen no longer...

erick reid's weblog ... | /Developer | Nov 3, 2005 10:55:13 AM | en_US

J2ME 3D etc ..

I recently found some 3D engine that is compatible with j2me V1.0 and that can be run as an applet... http://rzr.online.fr/docs/java/00index.htm Does not do texturemapping but seems to do what it...

Lukes digi-lounge ... | /Java | Nov 3, 2005 10:33:24 AM | en