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Monthly Archives: December 2003

New Java Extensions

Recently I’ve read the papers describing new Java extensions: generics, static imports, boxing conversion, enums, and the extended for loop. The extensions generally look ok, though in some cases they suffer a bit from backward compatibility. The real disappointment, though, is in the papers themselves. I’ve found errors in some of them (typos, but also […]


There’s a new Texan samurai movie called “Yo, Jimbo”.


There’s a steamy new romance set in the halls of the New York District Attorney’s office. It is called “Law and Ardour”.

Lost in Translation

Parts of this movie overstayed their welcome. Generally, though, it was a nice exposition of a certain kind of despair, the kind that ordinarily visits me in hotel rooms and at the holidays. In a sense this is the perfect Christmas movie. It doesn’t really deserve the big reviews I’ve seen, though. After a while […]