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Malcolm Davis

Malcolm G. Davis has been developing commercial software since 1992. He participates in the local software community as a regular speaker at JUG and IEEE computing. When he is not preaching the virtues of Java, he spends his time playing with his kids.


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FireFox hypocrisy with Java

Posted by malcolmdavis on February 19, 2013 at 12:16 PM PST

While Adobe is well known for putting out plugins that have backdoor issues, and that there are enormous number of PDFs that are read every day, many times entirely by accident when opening an email, FireFox did not give the Adobe Acrobat plug-in the red-flag of no confidence like FireFox did with Java.

The latest issue and fix to be released by Adobe:


Posted by malcolmdavis on February 4, 2013 at 8:59 AM PST

My daughter is in her third year at "Alabama School of Fine Arts" for visual arts.

I asked her 'what is the most important practice that has helped her art?'

She responded, what helps her most is the weekly critique session done by the class.

I asked what are the rules for critique, she responded that there is just 1 rule, be respectful.

Java wakeup call from support. Urgent deployJava.js issue

Posted by malcolmdavis on November 29, 2011 at 12:03 PM PST

I awoke to my mobile ringing.  Our support staff was having issues. (The beauty of the web is everybody around the world can use your application, the ugly part of the web is everybody is using your application 24x7.)

Pages are broken and things are not displaying.

I GTM(gotomeeting) with the support staff to see the issues first hand.

Microsoft’s Gates to Testify in Novell Case

Posted by malcolmdavis on November 22, 2011 at 1:56 PM PST

There is a much bigger issue here. During the 90’s, MSFT actually wrote software that failed if the Windows client was hooked up to a Novell network.

What is your expectation of Java 7 release?

Posted by malcolmdavis on August 20, 2011 at 10:56 AM PDT

Neil McAllister makes it seems to like Java 7 is a death trap.

Sexappeal, the space shuttle, and end of an era

Posted by malcolmdavis on July 22, 2011 at 10:07 PM PDT

There are many that have a romantic view of NASA and the space shuttle.

Many don’t understand that the space shuttle was a costly mistake.

Java Applet background issue

Posted by malcolmdavis on November 11, 2010 at 11:10 AM PST

Java 1.6.0_22 auto-update issue on Windows

Posted by malcolmdavis on November 5, 2010 at 8:21 PM PDT

Can Java as we know survive in Oracles eco system?

Posted by malcolmdavis on November 2, 2010 at 9:20 PM PDT

Have you upgraded your Java 1.6_21 to Java 1.6_21?

Posted by malcolmdavis on August 9, 2010 at 7:28 AM PDT