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OuchHousenbspapproves Bill To Make Hacking Automatic Life Sentence

November 18, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services
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Ouch!...House approves bill to make hacking automatic life sentence

Wow...I'm glad I only hacked in the days of the BBS (See "Tweak Computer Support BBS" 2400/[V32b/V42b] bps Baby!)

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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November 18, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services
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Ah yes...Amazon has notified me that my own personal copy of Essential .NET, Volume I: The Common Language Runtime is in fact, on the way.  Congrats Don!

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Games Im Making My Christmas List Of XBox

November 18, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Gaming
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Games.

I'm making my Christmas list of XBox games for my wife. Here is what I have so far -

Any other suggestions?
[News from the Forest]

Oh, you clearly need to get:

And I'd also suggest you take a pass on BloodRayne...yuck :P

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Great Article With The Biggest UNDERSTATEMENT Of The Year As Its Title At A Hrefhttpwwwsysconcomj

November 14, '02 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services
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Great article with the biggest UNDERSTATEMENT of the year as it's title at Java Developer's Journal - "Is Complexity Hurting Java."  The article was pointed to me by my friend Edgar S├ínchez...here's a small taste:

"EJB. JSP. JMS. JMX. JCA. JTA. JAAS. JAXP. JDBC. JNDI. This is a partial list of the acronyms you'll find in the 228-page J2EE v1.4 public draft. Of course, I was able to assemble this list of acronyms before I reached the bottom of page six."

And then it gets better:

"Each one of the aforementioned acronyms is a specification unto itself, so all you have to do is read each one, and you'll be set! Let's see here...the EJB 2.1 PFD specification is only 640 pages, so we can cover that on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday we can review the Servlet 2.4 PFD specification, which is a more palatable 307 pages. Then Thursday we can download and review the JSP 2.0 PFD specification ­ a mere 374 pages. Hmmm, maybe reading each of these in sequence isn't a solution either..."

And better:

"What is an acceptable time frame for a learning curve? Again, let's look at history. Both PB and VB offered a one week fast-track training course. A developer certainly wasn't ready to pass any certification tests after that one week. However, most students were fluent enough in the technology that after completing the course, assuming they used the technology on a daily basis at work, within three months they could be implementing business solutions. If we applied these same metrics to Java and J2EE, how would the technology rate? Right now, I believe the answer is very poorly."

And better:

"Specifications don't solve business problems ­ they solve technology problems. Companies expect their programming teams to solve business problems. Take any average Fortune 500 programming team with little or no Java experience ­ a team with a deadline to meet. Show them the number of specifications being released with J2EE 1.4. When you multiply that number by the complexity, size, and learning curve of each specification, I bet they become scared and want to reconsider the use of Java."

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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