Useful Aspects

We’ve recently gone through a migration from 1.4.2 to 5.0. I haven’t really had the opportunity to experiment with aspects much beyond the transaction management aspects provided by the Spring framework. That being said, there were a couple interesting aspects on clientjava today: SyncModel Aspect JavaBean Aspect The SyncModel aspect is basically a method-level annotation ...

Island Internet logs off

Customers with Island Internet may not be able to access their e-mail or any other web-based services provided to them by the company. On Monday, the company’s Nanaimo office was locked and no one, including owner and general manager Karen Addison, was answering the telephone. A sign posted on the door said the office was ...

“We Know” : Power lunching with wizards and warriors

Joi just sent me a link to a CNET News article about our WoW (World of Warcraft, yes… that mmorpg) guild. Power Lunching with Wizards and Warriors The world of online gaming is interesting in that it attracts a very diverse set of individuals. Not only do we have fairly high profile and successful tech ...

Google : Please let me run my filters on existing mail

My gmail inbox has admitingly gotten a bit out of hand. I’ve got 1200+ (mostly) unfiltered messages sitting in my inbox. I’d love to start filtering them, and in fact I have, but there doesn’t seem to be a mechanism in place to run a newly created filter over an existing mailbox.  At first I ...

JDIC and OS X : Revisited 1

I blogged a few days ago about an exception that was cropping up when doing a Desktop.open() on OS X. Tonight I hacked out a simple solution. Instead of Desktop.open(file); I do: if (OSUtils.isMacintosh()) { Runtime.getRuntime().exec(“open”, file); } else { Desktop.open(file) } OSUtils.isMacintosh() just does a check against ‘os.name’ to see if it matches the ...

Dance Dance Evolution

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Chuck Norris vs Hibernate : Fact of the Day

For some reason chucknorrisfacts.com has been spreading like wildfire throughout the office.  After dealing with some Hibernate lameness today, I thought I’d add a new fact.  If Chuck Norris were to re-write Hibernate, he’d have it done yesterday without any bugs. The issue I was having with Hibernate today was some nasty logger usage occuring within a ...