JNDI

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

Malazan Book of the Fallen

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

The Problem with the College Football Playoff

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

North Carolina State fans (and coach!) – you’re classless.

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.

Jameis Winston: Please, please, please just stop

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