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6/15/00; 10:56:01 AM (discuss: 0 replies)
So, the Stanley Cup has been won, the NHL season is over, I bet you thought that was it for hockey news.

Almost. I just found out that NHL.COM uses WebObjects. Cool huh?

6/15/00; 11:01:16 AM (discuss: 0 replies)
I have searched hi and low, and I can't find a decent Java class browser anywhere. By decent, I mean that when you select a class, it shows you the properties of that class, AND the properties of its superclasses, so that you can see the class as a whole.

I've downloaded and tried IBM VisualAge for Java Entry Edition (which was almost there except it wouldn't import the classes I wanted to look at), Borland JBuilder Foundation, and Sun Forte for Java CE, and I still can't find anything usable.

WHY?! Smalltalk has great class browsers, as does Objective-C. Considering how big Java is, I expected to find a dozen quality class browsers.

Amazing.

If you've found a decent class browser for Java, I'd LOVE to hear about it!


Permanent link for Sunday, June 11, 2000 Sunday, June 11, 2000

6/11/00; 10:35:09 AM (discuss: 0 replies)
David Vecsey, CNNSI.com: Arnott's goal stuff legends are made of - a former Oiler blossoms into the great player everyone knew he could be. Now it's Arny's Army.

Check out the QT video of the goal...

6/11/00; 10:30:07 AM (discuss: 0 replies)
Dallas loses the Stanley Cup - ah, that feels SO good! Way to go Jersey!


Permanent link for Friday, June 09, 2000 Friday, June 09, 2000

6/9/00; 3:34:05 PM (discuss: 0 replies)
Oh YES! Kevin Lowe has signed on as the new GM of the Edmonton Oilers!

6/9/00; 1:13:26 PM (discuss: 0 replies)
Apple iServices: WebObjects Fundamentals

This is the page that contains the other WebObjects movies I was talking about a week or two ago.

- WebObjects Overview

- WebObjects Tool Tour

- Demonstration: Direct To Web

- Demonstration: Database Connectivity

Also available from the Apple iServices Training page is version 2 of Java for WebObjects, "an introduction to Java for programmers new to WebObjects and Java", in PDF format.

6/9/00; 9:41:36 AM (discuss: 1 replies)
Article: The Mac OS in a world with two Microsofts

This is exactly what I've been hoping would happen.

6/9/00; 9:18:16 AM (discuss: 0 replies)
The official numbers: Between May 2nd and June 8th I lost 24 pounds!

Even better news is that my doctor's scale (which isn't crap like my mom's scale) weighed me 9 pounds lighter than mom's scale! Woohoo!

My doctor walked into the room, looked at my chart with my new weight on it, and said, "Jim! What did you do?!"

I said, "What you told me to do." He replied, "Wow! Nobody does what I tell them to do!"

He was pretty proud of me, as am I. 46 more pounds to go!

6/9/00; 9:29:33 AM (discuss: 0 replies)
I'm going to a formal (univ. grad) party on Saturday. I'm going to be able to wear dress pants to that party, which really makes me happy because I haven't been able to fit into my dress pants in quite a while.

I'm also going to have to start to wear a belt or suspenders ;) or something because my jeans are too big on me now... they keep slipping.

6/9/00; 9:12:23 AM (discuss: 4 replies)
I don't have any good pictures to use. I'm going to have to get my own digital camera, or just stop doing the daily picture altogether.

Should I continue doing daily pictures? If you have an opinion either way, please reply.


Permanent link for Monday, June 05, 2000 Monday, June 05, 2000

6/5/00; 9:52:02 PM (discuss: 1 replies)
My parents recently got back from a 3 week trip to Halifax... they told me that it looked like I had lost even more weight since they left, because my face looked much slimmer.

That was weird, since I had my wisdom tooth out two days earlier and my face was totally swollen. But they swore it looked slimmer.

This evening I weighed myself for the first time in a couple weeks, the last time I did my exercise on their treadmill. Last week I was out of commission because of the wisdom tooth, and the week before that I was swamped at work. (yeah, the week I only posted here once!)

Well, it looks like I've lost another 10 pounds, despite having not been exercising. I guess not being able to eat much of anything except soup and juice for a week will do that to a person. ;-)

So far, unofficially, I've lost about 22 pounds! I have to make an appointment with my family doctor for my "1 month checkup". I'm a few days late for that one.


Permanent link for Saturday, June 03, 2000 Saturday, June 03, 2000

6/3/00; 9:32:57 AM (discuss: 0 replies)
I read Kent Beck's book, "eXtreme Programming explained: Embrace Change" this past week. I just found the Preface on the publisher's web site... it's a great, consise description.

My customer's shop is adopting the XP practices; this is a great opportunity for me to get my feet wet with XP. The only problem is that pair-programming is a core practice in XP, and I work at home, alone, on the other side of the continent as my customer.

I'll be putting on my best Two-Face impression to try to make it work. :)

eGroups has an extremeprogramming mailing list. It's a high traffic list, and the high-priests of XP are frequent participants on the list.


Permanent link for Wednesday, May 31, 2000 Wednesday, May 31, 2000

5/31/00; 8:56:44 AM (discuss: 0 replies)
The voting deadline for the Java Developer Journal's Reader Awards is today. In the "Best Application Server" category, WebObjects is very close to 1st place, but needs a few more votes to make it over the top.

If you like WebObjects, please vote for it!

Don't know much about WebObjects? Here's a very cool QuickTime movie called "WebObjects Overview", sent to me by the person at Apple Enterprise Training that taught me WO.

The movie isn't available publicly yet, but I have permission to redistribute it. Soon it will be available from Apple's web site -- see it before everyone else! :)


Permanent link for Monday, May 29, 2000 Monday, May 29, 2000

5/29/00; 5:53:22 PM (discuss: 0 replies)
Well they did it. Dr. Nadolski removed my right wisdom tooth (the one on the left in the picture). It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, but I suspect the freezing hasn't entirely gone away yet, so the best is yet to come.

According to my wife, the receptionist said the procedure should have been done at the hospital, once they saw how bad the situation was.

Anyway, in a few days everything should be close to normal again.

5/30/00; 10:23:37 PM (discuss: 2 replies)
Ouch. I have impacted wisdom teeth. They have to be removed by an oral surgeon -- my dentist says it will be done today or tomorrow.

my mouth

They're gonna have to drug me up real good 'cause they won't do it under general. I'm scared!


 
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