Thursday, October 27, 2005

l33t 5h1rt

Got my free OpenSolaris T-shirt through the post this morning.

This in itself makes me officially more l33t than you, regardless of any computing ability. :-)

Perhaps "T-shirt kiddie" should be a new phrase akin to "Script kiddie".

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Tim Eden

Congratulations to Tim Eden for being appointed Professor of Teenage Oncology.

Just one of the cast of hundreds to whom I owe my life.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Strutting your stuff

So you think your clever? You've been around the web development block a few times. You know that MVC/Model2 is the future, and you can program in Java. So you decide to write a web app using Jakarta Struts.

What a fucking stupid idea.

Man, I suck!

My main problem is that when I decide to do something, I want to do it "as perfectly as possible". This of course means that I never get anything done, because I'm up against some infinite learning curve, which with Struts is infintely steep.

Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck.

Should have written it in shit PHP, instead.

Monday, October 10, 2005


I've been using MyEclipse - a cheap wrapper around Eclipse that does one hell of a lot.

It can start and stop Tomcat and deploy to it (along with many other app servers).

One quibble, why does it include JSTL 1.0 versions in new web-app projects? (This took me for ever to hunt down...) Freaking stupid errors about not being able to understand the URI...

God damn! Anyway, back on with the show. Eclipse rocks, and my experience with it wasn't too great before paying 20 quid for MyEclipse, but in general, I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to start out with Eclipse with web apps.