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People using the test images hosted in the Imaging Test Set Repository should please notice that the project has been migrated to the new Java.Net and thus the URLs to access the resources have been changed (the old ones are still available in read-only mode). Please find more information here.
I'm taking advantage of these times to fix some things of my life. One of them is my lab. It's packed with things and sometimes a "temporary" rearrangement causes some of them to be deactivated or disconnected... and then they stay in that state forever - or until I remember of and fix them. This operation is always a source of surprises.
When somebody steals your credit card:
Hell, where's my credit card? They can drain my account! I'll phone immediately to my bank and block it!
When somebody steals your phone-as-a-credit-card:
Hell, where's my phone? They can drain my account! I'll phone... oh, FUCK!
While we're more or less all well-informed people, if you dare to read general comments related to the Oracle-Google affair, not only by casual readers, but also by supposed-to-be-professionals writing in generic newspapers and news sites you'll find lots of wrong or at least badly written assertions.
Just published: Oracle and Apple announced joint efforts for OpenJDK 7. So, step by step, Oracle is strongly consolidating the OpenJDK, even resolving a very old problem, the relationship with Java on Mac OS X. These are excellent news.
In one of my latest posts, I complained about Ubuntu not having a polished, customer oriented look and feel. While it doesn't necessarily hurt me (well, sometimes it does), for the parts where "good looking" overlaps usability I think it can be a problem for its widespread adoption.
I've already dealt with this argument so far... but it's really so crazy that I can't prevent myself from blogging again on it, also taking advantage of this article by ACM titled "Should code be Released".
Well, at this point you should have already bought your ticket, since the conference is sold out as usual. Anyway, it's worth while to remind that in a few weeks Devoxx, the most important Java conference in Europe (in my opinion) will be held.
Reading around, many people are expressing their disapproval and worry for the latest directions of Apple: developers for the deprecation of Java and even some regular users in Mac communities are a bit worried about the honesty of Steve Jobs assuring that the new Mac OS X App Store will always be "just another way" to install applications.