Category Archives: Distractions

Puzzles: Informative alternatives for Java developers

Reading in my currrent favorate time-beater book when commuting I stumbled across the following: \u0070\u0075\u0062\u006c\u0069\u0063\u0020\u0020\u0020\u0020 \u0063\u006c\u0061\u0073\u0073\u0020\u0055\u0067\u006c\u0079 \u007b\u0070\u0075\u0062\u006c\u0069\u0063\u0020\u0020\u0020 \u0020\u0020\u0020\u0020\u0073\u0074\u0061\u0074\u0069\u0063 \u0076\u006f\u0069\u0064\u0020\u006d\u0061\u0069\u006e\u0028 \u0053\u0074\u0072\u0069\u006e\u0067\u005b\u005d\u0020\u0020 \u0020\u0020\u0020\u0020\u0061\u0072\u0067\u0073\u0029\u007b \u0053\u0079\u0073\u0074\u0065\u006d\u002e\u006f\u0075\u0074 \u002e\u0070\u0072\u0069\u006e\u0074\u006c\u006e\u0028\u0020 \u0022\u0048\u0065\u006c\u006c\u006f\u0020\u0077\u0022\u002b \u0022\u006f\u0072\u006c\u0064\u0022\u0029\u003b\u007d\u007d Guess what is this?* Java Puzzles is one of these great book you can read when travelling short distances. It keeps you fit in the language basics and is fun [...]
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A Programmer’s New Year’s Resolution for 2010: Learning Scala

In a world of constant change and ever increasing speed of innovation as a programmer, you might sit back and think about how to prepare for those changes and increase your career options. You might also look forward to a mental distraction from the daily Java/Ruby/PHP routine, or your inner geek is just looking for [...]
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Firefox 3.5 hanging? slow? buggy?

Like many other users I recently had slow-down problems using the new firefox 3.5.x. Seems like the Skype Plugin was causing the issues. Disabling it worked for me. There is an interesting thread on the issue. Skype apparently is having problems making reasonable quality plugins for quite some time. Mozilla was aware of it but [...]
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Copyright reloaded

I found this article recently. Quite funny the copyright symbol designer sues e.g. RIAA for using his artwork whereas RIAA itself sees itself something like the holy grail of copyright.
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