Skip to content

Monthly Archives: December 2013

Journalled Out

I’ve been thinking in recent days that I could use something journal-ish. There are two aspects to this thinking. For one, I tend to accumulate documents and links to things that will probably be useful someday, or I want to remember short-term, but they get smeared everywhere. Bookmarks across several machines and browsers, text documents […]

Glued to a Screen

There’s really something quite odd, if you consider it, about watching movies while flying. Hurtling half-way around the globe at something like 900 kms/hour, something on the order of 14 or 15 km above the surface, eyes glued to a small screen in the back of the seat before you. I did not sleep at […]

A Certain Quality

Java is not the best of languages. There are plenty of languages better for particular niches or uses, and it’s littered with annoyances and prone to abuses. So are C, COBOL and Fortran. But it’s good enough almost always, and the environment that has grown up around it has made it a useful language for […]

The Wall

I went to the Imperial War Museum a few days ago – sadly it’s largely under construction at the moment, but should re-open in Summer 2014, so I can go back. Outside the front entrance is a section of the Berlin Wall. The side that faced the west: The side that faced the east: And […]

Java 7 JDK on Mac OS X

This is one of the things that Apple should be kicked in the shin for. There is no excuse for continuing to completely foul up Java installation on Mac OS X If you are like me, and trying to figure out how to get the Java 7 JDK installed on the latest build, here is […]