Tuesday, June 13, 2006

When it rains it pours

WARNING: This blog entry was imported from my old blog on blogs.sun.com (which used different blogging software), so formatting and links may not be correct.

I actually have pretty good reasons for my low blogging rate recently, although they're personal so I won't get into it here. But on top of everything, I've been moving to a new place, and with six years worth of accumulated stuff packing and cleaning was quite an effort. Not to mention all the small annoying things I have to deal with, like no internet service for a week (my brother who is visiting is going crazy! Especially when the cable TV hookup is going to take another full week, during the all-important soccer world cup!). Just yesterday I found out that the garbage company is refusing to establish service for me because they claim the previous tenant has not paid his bill. I still don't understand how that's my problem. Garbage company, indeed!

Here are some quickies you might find interesting.

  • There is a "Developing Rich Web Applications Visually using JavaTM technology" class in San Francisco on June 20,21,22. This is being taught by the authors of the Creator Field Guide - Paul and Gail Anderson. There are just a few more seats left in this class. More information about this class can be found


  • There's a webcast on Ajax with Java, DWR and NetBeans tomorrow (6/14) with
    Dave Johnson, CTO at eBusiness Applications. More information

  • Oliver Widder did a
    small cartoon on the Java Posse hat mystery...


  1. Hey Tor, sorry to hear things are going so well for you lately, but I'm glad you found a new place to live.

  2. Tell the people at the garbage company that you're going to report them to the police for attempting to extort money out of you.
    Chances are the mob owns your garbage company - they're certainly using mob tactics.