Monthly Archives: September 2006

the moment when you stop fighting the tool

When using a new software tool, I love that the moment that you reach that ‘ahh’ point. You know when you have reached that moment when you stop fighting the tool and the tool really starts working for you rather … Continue reading

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September Coast Daylight report

The Coast Rail Coordination Council met at the Paraiso Winery in Soledad on Fri 9/22. Meeting in Soledad was mainly a good-will gesture, and to familiarize the council members of the growth and potentials of the area persuant to a … Continue reading

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frustrations with tapestry (or is it hivemind?)

Now don’t get me wrong, I really like tapestry in many ways but I have to admit that it is a little frustrating the spottiness of the documentation and here is the biggest beef the way it is scattered all … Continue reading

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San Joaquin Rail Committee meeting report

The meeting started with several local (Merced, Mariposa) speakers advocating service to/from Yosemite. One speaker from Mariposa Cnty was endeavoring to gain a seat on the committee (being considered) . A visual presentation was made entitled “Blueprint for San Joaquin … Continue reading

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BART Trivia

I found out that the reason BART has the non-standard guage is because back when BART was first being conceived, Southern Pacific didn’t want BART competing with them for freight business, so they got BART to go with the 5 … Continue reading

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hibernate messages … nice and unhelpful

One of the reasons why I recommend Tapestry as a web framework is the helpfulness of its error messages. Hibernate is just the opposite. Current annoying hibernate error message :”Null index column for collection” when trying to examine a previously … Continue reading

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some notes on hibernate-annotation

I am now implementing my persistence layer with a vengence. I decided to take a chance with using the hibernate-annotation to define my persistence objects because of all the work with Seam and Trails that is happening to leverage those … Continue reading

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maven 2 dependencies

I discovered this neat feature of maven2 that allows a project to specify the minimum version of a dependency but accept any higher version. This allows project writers to not have to hard-coded version dependencies to other projects. This allows … Continue reading

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if we are at the brink of climate failure

I read BBC regularily. The amount of climate news provided by this service is excellent. This is positively scary: Carbon dioxide levels are substantially higher now than at anytime in the last 800,000 years, the latest study of ice drilled … Continue reading

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