Say No To Powerpoint
I loathe authoring with Powerpoint (or its OpenOffice equivalent).
Putting together a presentation requires a horrid amount of mouse clicking
and fussing with fonts and formatting. Instead, I use the amazing HTML Slidy. You write your
slides in XHTML (I use XMLMind, but any web editor
that produces XHTML will do.) Then you add links to the Slidy style sheet...
When JDK 6 was released, there
was a lot of buzz about the bundling of Derby, erm, JavaDB: buzz,
Of course, there also was some bile. Programmer opinion was mixed.
My personal feeling (recorded here for
posterity) was “Doesn't the Java team have better things to
But so what—once the deed was done, I felt that I...