Monthly Archives: July 2004

New pictures added!

I’ve added new pictures to the Germany section of my site.  They are from a weekend trip I took to Hamburg in May.  My wife, Jenny, was working for two weeks at a hospital in Hamburg testing medical devices for … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me

Today’s my 29th birthday.  Back in Minnesota where I grew up, it would have been a big deal that this is my “Golden Birthday”, meaning I turned 29 on the 29th.  It doesn’t seem to matter so much here, but … Continue reading

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SQL Formatter

I found a pretty nice SQL Formatter yesterday. It’s an applet into which you can paste some SQL, and it breaks the SQL into multiple lines, indents it, etc.  It has a lot of options for coverting to uppercase, using … Continue reading

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The Haugs have a fun trip

I just discovered that some of my friends from college, Scott and Cheryl Haug, had a great trip last year.  Check out their pictures of their bike ride from Vienna to Prague last October.  I’ve travelled in many different ways, … Continue reading

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10 Partisan Myths

In last week’s Newsweek (yep, I’m behind in my reading), there was a very interesting article called 10 Partisan Myths.  It’s an excerpt from Peter G. Peterson’s new book, Running On Empty : How The Democratic and Republican Parties Are … Continue reading

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Should Bush replace Cheney?

There’s been some speculation about Bush replacing Cheney.  With the issues of Halliburton scandals, the fabled link between Iraq and Al Qaeda, and the F-bomb, there are some good reasons for Bush to consider it.  Even more interesting is this … Continue reading

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Weekend at Mt. St. Helens

After spending the week at JavaOne, I spent a day touring San Francisco with a couple co-workers, and then I headed to Portland to meet up with Jenny, my wife.  A friend got married July 3 near Mt. St. Helens, … Continue reading

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Thursday JavaOne – General Session and Persistence

I’ve spent most of the day in the persistence world – quite a bit different than the desktop world of Tuesday.  The highlight so far was the Persistence Layers in an Enterprise Application: An Evolution from SQL to OJB to … Continue reading

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Wednesday evening at JavaOne

I hit a couple BOFs last night and also had a few drinks.  First, I went to the Meet the JavaTM Foundation Classes (JFC/Swing) Technology Team BOF.  It was good to see what the team are thinking, but I’ll let … Continue reading

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