Things I have learned recently: People still don't really get JNDI, and the Java frameworks around today make it easy to ignore, even though it's still a core technology. It's not difficult to see how it can be confusing: context in JNDI is everything, and context makes it a challenge to create examples that make… Continue reading JNDI
Things I've learned recently: Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen is better than A Song of Ice and Fire. Yes, I said it, and yes, I meant it. It's very simple to explain why: Malazan was completed. I have very little faith we'll ever see A Song of Ice and Fire to completion. What's… Continue reading Malazan Book of the Fallen
Disappointed that FSU lost against Alabama. Alabama played a good game, and FSU obviously struggled mightily on special teams - shades of the nightmares of the 80s there. I hope Deondre Francois is okay - and I also hope ALL of the injured players are okay. (Alabama had four players injured, none of them as… Continue reading Alabama-FSU, 24-7
My sarcastic comment to my son during the Oregon/FSU game - where FSU got smeared like a bug on a shoe - was that at least FSU had the excuse of not having known who the opponent would be. Except, of course, we did know that we were going to play Oregon. I guess that… Continue reading Florida State Football: Why So Unprepared?
I really don't know, offhand, if I've been pro- or anti-playoff for NCAA football. I liked that the BCS gave us the possibility of seeing a champion determined by playing a game, but I recognize that there are lots of arguments about who should be playing in that game. So far this year, though, I've… Continue reading The Problem with the College Football Playoff
FSU played the NCSU Wolfpack this last Saturday, and managed to win; that's good for FSU, and honestly, it was good for NCSU, too, because they punished FSU and easily could have won. But two things really, really bother me about the game. The first was when one of the FSU players went down with… Continue reading North Carolina State fans (and coach!) – you’re classless.
FSU announced today that Heisman winner Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the football game between the Seminoles and the Clemson Tigers, a game that many expect to define the seasons of both teams. If FSU loses this one, the team loses the momentum for inclusion in the playoffs. Win and… Continue reading Jameis Winston: Please, please, please just stop