Wed 12 Mar 2003
Java Stuff Up Again
Category : Commentary/JavaUp.txt
Tomcat and Eclipse are running fine with Java 1.4.1. On the Internet, the speed with which you can find solutions is exhilarating. It doesn't matter that we're living in Singapore. The world is one big Silicon Valley when you're connected like this.
This looks like a relatively painless upgrade - for us, at least - putting aside the grumbling that's still coming out elsewhere in the world. People ought to remember that when Sun released 1.4.0, it was termed a totally unusable release - they took a year to get things right.
Java 1.4.1 is supposed to be the foundation that will allow Apple to keep pace with Sun on Java releases - not more than 60 days, they say. If they keep to this, things will be just fine.
Posted at 5:35AM UTC | permalink
Category : Commentary/fallingdown.txt
Java 1.4.1 on OS X broke a lot of stuff - among the things affected are Tomcat and Eclipse - both of which are critical components used in Java development work. But this is such a massively important update (as a foundation for the things we can do on the Mac in future) that I feel we just have to batten down and take the hit.
The great thing about the web is the real-time nature of things happening. Everything we're seeing, somebody else is having, too. Things break in a torrent. But the solutions come in just as fast. Even this shall past.
Posted at 2:21AM UTC | permalink
'Secret' Screen Shots
Category : Technology/screencapture.txt
Just want to capture this before I forget. Typing Shift-Command 3 will capture the whole Mac screen into a preview file. Shift-Command 4 gives you cross-hairs to define the area of the screen that you want to capture.
But what's cool is hitting the space bar after Shift-Command 4. With this, you get a camera you can use to hover over a window, menu, or even the dock that you want to capture. Clicking the camera will capture just the window, say. No need now to go into Photoshop to crop out the window from the rest of the image. A great time saver. (Attribution : ClubMac).
Posted at 2:20AM UTC | permalink