Disruptive Interviews

There’s a good reason why some technology/thinking is called “disruptive”. Disruptiveness screws with the status quo; the nice comfortable bed a company has made for themselves. The bigger the company,

Blogging Might Get You Fired

It’s dead easy to start a blog these days, and so we see more people doing it. Once they have a blog, people will talk about anything online — it’s

What’s Going On Here?

OK, so if you don’t know me (or even if you do) you might be asking yourself that question. Why do I talk about Eclipse in one post and then

Using Ant’s FTP Task

I’m going to be doing AudioMan’s builds on one machine and uploading them to a web server with FTP so people can download them. The easiest way to do this

Java Microbenchmarks are Evil

I tried to make a benchmark to compare returning objects vs. throwing exceptions but the Java virtual machine is a very hard thing to benchmark because of the optimizations it


I’m writing this in my blog so it will get Googled. I tried searching for a solution to this problem and came up empty. If you are using the Ant

He’s a Microsoft Human Aggregator … Deal With It

Robert Scoble’s been catching a lot of flak lately. OK, he’s an opinionated guy so obviously he’ll rile some people but that’s why we read his blog. His opinions and

Adventures in Disabling VgaSave

This story is long and probably amusing to people who aren’t me. I’m posting it for your enjoyment. Chalk this one up in the “worst personal IT experience so far”

Ad Hoc Communities for Specific Problems

I honestly cannot believe how many people have come to my blog for a solution to the Ant JAVA_HOME problem with Eclipse 2.1 I wrote up six months ago. I

Browsing Zenith Upon Us?

Microsoft presumably can’t justify further development or expense on IE6 development. They are a money-making business and they’ve moved on. The idiosyncrasies of the browser are well known, or at