Sunday, November 18, 2007

Judging us by our medical system, we're third world.

Patients Without Borders, NYT

This article talks about how charity medical groups (Remote Area Medical in particular) that used to operate internationally are beginning to see a huge need in America for their services.

We're a rich country. Something is going wrong when the American health care system is grouped with Guyana's, India's, and Tanzania's.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I might have posted this before, but in case not:

This is an awesome version of Bowie's "Life on Mars?"

Lennon singing Yer Blues on Rolling Stone's Rock and Roll Circus

Another good one-

Grandpaboy, Hot Un

Have I ever posted this? It's fun :-)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

JBoss Seam: Lessons Learned

6 months ago I was so excited to be able to use my new favorite web framework at my new job.

6 months later I couldn't be more disappointed.

This framework is difficult to debug at it's weakest points(when it evaluates the JSF EL embedded into components) and isn't nearly as powerful as I thought it would be. It forces the interface of the application to closely shadow the relationships between different entities-which is problematic when they don't (or if they won't at some future revision/iteration).

Ultimately, I'm not sure whose fault it is: mine, for assuming this thing would be a magic bullet, Seam's for overselling itself, or JSF's for just sucking that hard.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Did you know....

That you can now watch Al Gore's "interactive" TV channel online? you do and here is the link.

Better than YouTube 'cept less Music Videos. But it does sometimes have crap reports you might disagree with (or not think that important ) like: Are iPods breaking apart society because we no longer talk to weirdos on the bus?