Patterns, Hype, and Snobbery

You know the type, they mention the latest acronyms and tell you that you “must apply this design pattern, otherwise it will never work”. Anyway, go read the article at O’Reilly. Gotta love this quote, “It’s an absolute truth that some have held the idea of patterns as a hatchet over people’s heads for some […]

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Check out javablogs.com

I joined javablogs.com this morning. It’s an impressive way to browse the Java weblogger universe. I can tell it’s going to be a killer resource in the future. Like Russell Beattie, I have a general purpose weblog and probably should filter what is going to javablogs.com by category. I doubt the folks using javablogs.com would […]

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Running away from criticism

More then a few bloggers dodged the real question when commenting on Rev. Jim Ball’s environmental campaign titled “What Would Jesus Drive?”. Shame! You know that’s just a phrase to get people talking about moral responsibility and the cars they drive and not a true hypothetical question about SUVs! The issue probably cuts too close […]

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Ben Franklin on PBS

They are doing replays of this excellent show exploring his life and impact. I caught it yesterday and it was well worth it. I’m probably gonna purchase the DVD for later viewing sometime. NPR ran an interview with the writers of the show, Ron Blumer and Ellen Hovde. via Russel Beattie.

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Bye Bye Win98

Just finished an upgrade to Windows 2000 along with a new sound card and video card. Been using it at work for two years now and it was about time for my home machine to move on from Windows 98. I know what you’re thinking… he was still using ’98?!?. Yep. And my PC is […]

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