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Subversion Grief and Usability Testing

I sat down yesterday morning to work through the first half of the warmup exercise we've given the Hippo students. My goal was to have Hibernate persisting ...
September 13, 2004

Solitude Is More Productive

Email, blogs, instant messaging... I don't have enough willpower to turn them off, or to ignore them if they're turned on. "I'll only check mail at the top ...
September 11, 2004

Is Groovy Dead?

No, but it isn’t healthy, and I see no signs of the situation improving. For those who haven’t heard of it, Groovy is a scripting language designed to run o...
September 11, 2004

Doveryay, no proveryay

I don't often quote Ronald Reagan, but in this case, he's quoting an old Russian proverb, so I guess it's OK. Doveryay, no proveryay: trust, but verify. We...
September 09, 2004

Better is Harder than New

I gave notice at Hewlett-Packard last Friday; I've enjoyed working with the Select Access team a lot over the past four years, and have learned a tremendous ...
September 07, 2004