Yearly Archives: 2008

Please NBC, don’t cancel Life!

You know, a lot of network T.V. kinda sucks so when a decent show comes along that goes on the chopping block, it bums me out a bit. I started watching Life on NBC just because I happened to be watching NBC at 10pm ona Wednesday and it happened to be on. I didn’t plan on watching it, but I was… Read more →

WordPress Update Gone Bad

It’s always annoying to upgrade WordPress and then to find out 2 days later that all of your links now return a 404 error. All this depsite the fact that it was all working just fine after the update. It turns out there seemed to be some kind of global change my hosting providers mod_rewrite rules which, in turn caused… Read more →

Better Questions Get Better Answers

Did you ever have that teacher or professor who always tried to tell you that: “there is no such thing as a stupid question?” This may have been true in school, but in a professional software engineering environment, I can confidently tell you there are some really dumb questions being asked. Before I rant on, I’ll qualify this further by… Read more →

Hibernate and and the “Found two representations of same collection” error

Last night I spent an extended work day trying to track down the source of a Hibernate exception that I have never encountered before. The application in question is a simple data loader application that reads in an XML file populates a Hibernate object graph. The data in the XML file changes from day to day and if element exists… Read more →

My Wife was SOOO Right!

I should know better by now, but the Mrs. has a decent track record of being right. Sometimes. Had I agreed the first time around, we’d have had the right color paint up on the walls this time and we’d be that much closer to getting our loft on the market. As part of my penance and punishment for being… Read more →

RESTEasy and Seam

There has been some discussion lately regarding integrating JBoss Seam with RESTEasy. Jay Balunas recently made about post on his thoughts on ths subject, so I thought I’d post some of mine. For the record, I am a huge fan of Seam and I think there’s definitely a place for Seam in RESTEasy, so here’s a few of my musing… Read more →