Category Archives: General

How to Beat Nasty Interview Programming Tasks

Shane Bell does a write-up of an interview he went through. Apparently the company just dumped a programming exercise on him and left him with a pencil and paper for an hour. Nasty! While the basic idea of a “real” … Continue reading

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Level 3!

Well you might have thought that I had given up on the touch typing. I've been trying to learn to touch-type for the last two years. It's all going tragically slowly. But, I can tell you that I am in … Continue reading

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Boxes and Lines, Boxes and Lines…

Charles Miller posted a great comment on his blog that absolutely cracks me up: Pretty much any computing problem, given a sufficient level of abstraction, can be reduced to a diagram of boxes joined together with lines. At this level … Continue reading

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Squidoo?

I thought I would give Seth's Squidoo thing a go. Of course, what other subject to create content on, but CSV files! Let's see if it generates any traffic…

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New Title 2.0

I've decided to change the title of my blog. I haven't been happy with the old one for a while. It was a play on the film How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but I don't think it … Continue reading

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Update: Firefox crashing with too many fonts

Yep, you read right. Too many fonts and bye-bye Firefox. And by “too-many” I mean one more than the number of standard windows fonts… You know, it really sucks. Firefox is so cool, but this is just not on. I … Continue reading

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Firefox and Thunderbird Crashing Randomly

I am not a happy camper. Firefox and Thunderbird on my Windows 2000 box are crashing completely at random. It seems like some sites and emails are toxic! Thunderbird even dies sometimes when scrolling. Being of the software mindset I … Continue reading

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Race Condition in Ruby GServer

I've been playing around with Ruby lately, trying to write a UDP server. Of course, the way to write servers in Ruby is apparently (I'm still a bit new at this Ruby malarky) to subclass GServer. And what a fine … Continue reading

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StelsXML XML JDBC Driver Launched!

I'd like to announce the release of a really cool new product by J-Stels Softare: StelsXML. “StelsXML is a JDBC type 4 driver that allows you to perform SQL queries and other JDBC operations on XML files. With the StelsXML … Continue reading

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CSV Manager 1.2.1 Released!

This is a new release of Ricebridge CSV Manager. New features include support for Java Beans, a pull/push streaming API for loading and saving CSV, and a simplified set of load and save methods. The example code has been expanded … Continue reading

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