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Blog Archive for timboudreau during February 2009

(This is another in my emptying of my drafts box of proto-blogs - this one from four or more years ago. Some of it is dated, and I gave it an edit or two, but I think there might be a thought or two in here worth reading). Software is what architecture would be if building-materials were free. Everybody would have a beautiful, twisting crystal palace in the air, and nobody would be able to find...
I've got this draft box full of unpublished blogs - mostly because they might insult somebody. This one is five years old and as apropos today as it was then. 2005-07-25 00:48:52 A java newbie posted to nbusers saying "I want to put an image into an AWT frame. What component do I use?" Strangely, the answer is, there isn't any. It's trivial to write one: public class ImagePanel extends...
I was chatting with a friend who works for RedHat today. You don't hear much about them anymore. Remember when RedHat Linux was all the rage? I've still got that self-congratulatory book with the black-and-white guy with the silly red fedora hat photoshop'd onto his head on the cover. For that matter, remember when Sun was all the rage? Maybe this is the same story... I remember trying out...