I am not alone!

October 21st, 2003

Looks like I'm not the only one who hates NullPointerExceptions.

Re-reading that rant, I noticed that I've blocked out 3 of the 5 annoyances. I'm advancing more than I thought.

Java not cross-platform?

October 16th, 2003

Dave writes:

Maybe Mono and Linux will succeed where Java and the Java platform failed. They will finally make cross-platform work, or at least the Windows/Linux part, and no longer just a silly concept.

I don't understand this. I develop software in Java on Windows every day, and deploy it to Unix every day. Even better: the same code is deployed on a Unix and on a Windows machine. It does work for me. Why is Dave still calling it "a silly concept"?


October 16th, 2003

This must have hurt: Koen admits Eclipse is handier than IntelliJ IDEA. I know of some people out there who still don't believe this. I'll wait until their assimilation is complete...
... available in one handy book: The CVS Book. Probably exists for some time now, but I've never seen it before.

Musical OSS

October 13th, 2003

I'm catching up on weblogs after a week of holiday, and the more I read about the GetTogether, like this (music to explain pipelines? How the hell did he do that?), the more I regret I wasn't there... More luck next year, I hope.

Beer: the American way

October 13th, 2003

Put beer in a big open vessel. Put the vessel on ice. Leave it for a couple of hours. It will taste great!

Or apparently, that seems to be the American way to do it. *shivers*

Cocoon GetTogether

October 13th, 2003

What happens when you put a bunch of geeks together, to finally meet IRL? They start tapping away on their laptops. You have to be a geek to understand :-)


October 13th, 2003

Markus shows us Ghent. Hmm, and to think that I've walked on that spot quite a few times, without noticing how beautiful it actually is. It takes a foreigner to point out the nice things in your country...

The same thing happened last Saturday in Antwerp, when I went shopping with the family. We saw a lot of tourists gazing at stuff, and only when we started wondering what was so interesting, we saw the beauty. Belgians are just not chauvinistic enough, I guess.


October 1st, 2003

Hear hear: kasia in a nutshell: Life with pop-ups. The people with the money make the laws. It has always been so, and it will always be. Consequence: the laws will always allow the people with money to make more money. Or do you think people in the Middle Ages really wanted to give 10% of their crop to the Church or their Lord?

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