The nightmare

October 26th, 2004

Imagine that, over 20 years or so, you say something like this:

The one mistake I'm really afraid to make.

Google desktop search

October 15th, 2004

After being fairly disappointed by Picasa (what it does, is great stuff, but it's so hard to get things organized (read:exported) the way I like it), I'm giving Google Desktop Search a chance. First impressions (from the tin): no FireFox support, no ThunderBird support, no Jabber (or any Jabber client) support, no OpenOffice support, no Mac or Linux support. Why is Google so popular again with the open source community?

Cocoon GT 2004

October 11th, 2004

Heart bleeding. Ah well...

"Open source solves everything"

October 10th, 2004

Andy thinks he has found another reason why Sun should open source Java. If that's really true, how come I just stumbled yesterday on a bug in XDoclet that has been reported almost a year ago? As much as I would like it, open sourcing stuff is not the silver bullet to get rid of bugs.

Totally baffled

October 10th, 2004

So here I am, catching up on blogs and thinking I am reading stuff from all over the world. And all of a sudden, Erik mentions an entry with "Turnhout" in its title. Since that's the town I was born and raised in, I was curious what it was about ("What's this American talking about a city with a mere 40.000 inhabitants?"). I was totally flabbergasted when I ended up here. I've seen this guy's blog more than once (most often via Erik, I guess), and I was truly thinking that he was living in Bangalore or something. You'll have to admit that "Vasanth" is not a name you'll encounter that often in Turnhout.

Anyway, since I'm an Eclipse and a Google addict, I'll most happily install the plugin that's called after my hometown. Thanks, Vasanth!

J2SE 5.0

October 10th, 2004

It's not beta anymore? And nobody told me about it... except Markus.

I get more and more the feeling that it all doesn't matter that much: Java 5 won't be "out" until WebSphere and the like will support it.

maybe I'm just getting too old for this shit...
There used to be a time when I knew months on beforehand the exact date of the release of a new JDK.


October 4th, 2004

The first time I'm the JBoss people grateful for anything: JBoss IDE: a plugin for Eclipse that, amongs others, provides autocompletion for XDoclet tags for Hibernate. Hmm, looks like my chain of tools is becoming quite lengthy now...

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