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[Revised 5/30/04] My colleague Simon Phipps has just posted a lengthy piece entitled On Java and Openness. I agree with him pretty much 100%. A lot depends on whether you approach compatibility and interoperability from a “standards” position or not. The “standards” viewpoint is that there are going to be multiple implementations, that this is…

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Just got back to my hotel [in Seattle] after the Easter service at St. Mark’s Cathedral. No, I haven’t gone and got religion; I was there with my son, Chris, who was being confirmed. A long service (started 8:30pm, finished about 11:15pm, we left the post-service socializing around 11:30pm), and a beautiful one. For the…

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If you visit Amazon.com and look up “1984”, you’ll see a review which begins with the following words: Airstrip One is part of the vast political entity Oceania, which is eternally at war with one of two other vast entities, Eurasia and Eastasia. At any moment, depending upon current alignments, all existing records show either…

Read More We have always been at war with Eastasia….

For the last few years I used the services of NetIdentity to manage my web presence at geoff.arnold.net. However they didn’t support blogs (or anything requiring server-side stuff) and only gave you 8MB of web space – not even room enough to swing a cat. So I’ve started this site using MovableType, hosted by LogJamming.…

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