While reading my daily weblogs I came across an article entitled Objects vs. XML via Sam Ruby. The interesting quote being

Integration with OO languages is necessary to enable XML dominance, but that's an accident of history. In the view of the XML zealot, OO will eventually fall away and only pure, clean XML will be left in it's place.
which makes me shiver even though I work for a team that ships the some of the most commonly used XML tools on the planet. If any XML people want to go down the world domination road and replace Object Oriented Programming they need to get their house in order first. More below.

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Cringely cringe inducing most recent column on obfuscation and .NET is one of those so utterly ignorant pieces that typically spew forth from Cringely that convinces me that the article is written by a rotating gaggle of college sophomores working as interns at PBS.

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I just wasted an hour trying to figure out why TomCat wasn't allowing me to connect to it on port 8080 via my domain name but would through localhost only for my machine to sieze up and when I powered off and back on, I no longer have freaking DNS.


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So browsing Slashdot today, I notice an article that states that Sun Microsystems has decided that its employees don't deserve cubicles. Reading the the actual story on Yahoo is rather disturbing because it mirrors a description of the bleak existence of being a cog in a wheel working for the "feds" after the collapse of the US government in Neal Stephenson's Snowcrash.

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