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Blog Archive for editor during August 2003

So, I've done the nice Java thing and deployed my applications as executable jars, with properly formatted manifests, and, um... well, I'm feeling a little underwhelmed. Let's face it, those don't look like applications. Nothing about them stands out in a folder and says hey, double-click me! Oh sure, I could use an application to create an "installer" for my application. That would wrap my...
Years ago, I worked at CNN Headline News as a Writer / Associate Producer, which pretty much meant I was an editor, except they paid me the Writer/AP salary (the editors, in turn, were really producers, etc., up and down the corporate ladder). At the time, the de facto standard for newsroom computer systems was "Basys", which wired dumb terminals to a mainframe, and let users view directories,...