Treadmill Workstation Experiment

Ever since I read the NY times article “The Lean and the Restless” (about a year and a half ago now) the idea to replace my desk and chair with a treadmill workstation has been in the back of my mind. The idea seems to be catching on although not main stream yet. There were […]

Using JSON with StringTemplate

I looked at a few of the Java libraries for JSON and finally choose org.json. It’s small and does just what I need it to, no more, no less. Well a little less. See, I decided to replace some of my existing value objects with JSON objects. (They were going to need to be serialized […]

Why I like working with Java more than .NET

For many years I enjoyed working on the Windows platform writing applications in C++, Win32, MFC and ATL/WTL. I was not an early Java adopter. I had taken a Java course but continued to work in C++. More and more of my friends had made the switch to Java and told me how much they […]

Wikipedia, sometimes authoritative

I sometimes find myself defending Wikipedia to people. Usually their concern is about random people being able to add incorrect information. Although this is possible it is usually corrected quickly. My experience in using Wikipedia is that it is generally of very high quality and, if nothing else, gives me some good links to check […]