Monthly Archives: January 2010

Google I/O 2010 early review!

Google Checkout asked for my review of Google I/O, so here it is! Thanks for your recent purchase from Google IO. We’d really appreciate hearing about your experience. Please take a moment to tell us about it by filling out … Continue reading

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Funny article “Open Thread: There’s No Such Thing As Free Content”

Hah, funny article. It’s the usual rant that “someone” has to pay for the content. Someone, somewhere ends up putting out money for everything you do online, every piece of news you read, every Web app you use. It takes … Continue reading

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Empathic Developers?

Amazing! Someone else also recognizes the crying need for “soft”, people skills in the hard, rocket science techie community! I ran into Ari Krupnik at the Hacker Dojo job fair. I have constantly beaten my head against the wall trying … Continue reading

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Pride before the fall?

Mark Z. (facebook) says everything should be public. Mark Z. does not know about Rebecca Schaeffer. Before she was murdered by a stalker, “no one” cared about the privacy issues around California selling driver license information to anyone. Before identity … Continue reading

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… and I nailed the javadoc

Yesterday was a red letter day. I found multiple bugs in the javac and javadoc. (1.6.0_17) This javadoc issue occurred when there is a class that has no package line ( it is in the default package). Annoyingly enough it … Continue reading

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Woot! I crashed the javac

My javac crash: An exception has occurred in the compiler (1.6.0_17). Please file a bug at the Java Developer Connection ( after checking the Bug Parade for duplicates. Include your program and the following diagnostic in your report. Thank you. … Continue reading

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Generic annoyances in java

For some reason, the type variable <O> cannot flow through from an external caller through a callee to another called method. This compiles just fine in eclipse, but once again sun’s javac is temperamental. The three solutions seem to be: … Continue reading

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