On a trip to Powell's Books in Portland, I picked up a copy of Ursula LeGuin's Changing Planes. It is absolutely delightful.
It's worth reading even if you just get it for the wicked double entendre that is the title of the book (read the introduction and your in on it). The rest of the book is good too...written with wit, insight, and the occasional barb or two.
In its rich history, NetBeans has grown various command-line options that affect how some things work or look. Some are for screen-real-estate freaks who want to minimize the size of everything but the editor; some turn on features that are off by default for one reason or another.
Just for fun, the other day I patched Boolean.getBoolean() to find out just what was actually still in use (now,...