Okay, its over. It was actually quite fun, especially since I wrote a GUI and could see my car racing around the tracks. I spend 10am Saturday to 3am Sunday morning (Australian EST, GMT+1000) working on my “lightning” entry (the first 24 hours constitutes a “lightning” division). I then spent about 7 hours on Sunday [...]
Monthly Archives: June 2003
I’m in the middle of attempting the ICFP 2003 programming contest. I’m sure that the problem has a nice numerical-optimisation solution. But I just don’t have the brainspace for that at the moment. So, I’ve got a solution going that involves a user (ie; “me”) ploting a “guide” course around the race track. I couldn’t [...]
Capping off the week.
If you write Servlet applications, read on…
According to Neal Gafter’s comment, it looks like the ‘variance’ proposal is not going to be in Tiger (JDK1.5). Based on feedback within Sun, we are unlikely to do this for Tiger. Instead, a “wildcard” syntax is the currently considered extension; which maintains a little bit of the power of variance for those places it [...]
Saw this post by Aaron Swartz, on Google’s Adsense program. It is very tempting to put a google Adsense sidebar on my blog entry pages. Google does a very good of matching my page-content with relevent ads. But I’m not convinced that putting syndicated advertising on a blog is “good style”. It would be nice [...]
NullPointerException and pointers reminded me of a discussion
I had while once teaching someone the inner “zen” of Java.
Dave Thomas has issued his eighth kata. These are my notes from doing this kata. If you are interested in doing this kata yourself, it’s best if you do it first.
Just a bit of fun for a Friday.
A couple of months ago, I posted an adapter for Ant that allowed you to use your plain-old Ant files to compile Java code using Sun’s early-access compiler.
Well, Sun have released 2.0-ea of that early-access compiler; which adds support for the JSR201 syntactic sugar. It also breaks my compiler adapter, so I’ve had to update it.