javadvent day 1


So like in 2009 I've decided to turn this site into a big Java Advent Calendar for the run up to Christmas! Every day you'll get a small Java toy or game, a little interactive amuse-bouch.

I've also made a bookmarkable Javadvent Calendar page if you prefer. My site will continue its usual twitter-ish collection of quotes and links and random observations though...

Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank.

Give a man a bank and he can rob the world. -- probably my favorite Christmas Hiphop song, edging out "Christmas in Hollis". Love the off-kilter machinery beat.
Am I imagining things or is the new Apple Store where the climax of "The Untouchables" took place?
At times like this I regret not having had more meaningless sex. And by "times like this" I mean "weekdays".

The human brain is perhaps the only example of evolution providing a species with an organ it does not know how to use.
Arthur Koestler, The Ghost in the Machine Looking for Dirty Dozen Brass Band's "When I'm Walking" I found this jam w/ Gov't Mule of "Chameleon"
There's an obscure school of programming that says every function should have one normal exit point. I don't do that, but it makes a kind of sense to me.