Category: Technical

Groovy Subclassing Hiccup

“Could not find matching constructor” instantiating inner Java class from Groovy I’m not sure if this is a bug or not.  Seems like it to me.  But there’s an easy work-around once you know what you’re dealing with. …

Statics Are Not Evil

So there I was with my newly scribed utility class complete with a clever little static factory method to make sure it gets instantiated properly.  I was wanting to try to set up the unit tests using Mockito, …

The Abomination of Anonymous Inner Classes

I have long held the opinion that the feature of anonymous inner classes in Java (and, truly, any language) are an abomination, an unnatural perversion having no place amongst all things Holy and True.  There are others who …

Ubuntu Karmic Sucks – Notification Tray Fix

A few days ago I bitched and moaned about Karmic coming with notification tray icons that make my computer look like a 1995 cell phone.  (Notification Tray Rant) Shortly after I posted that, I found a fix.  You …

Ubuntu Karmic Sucks – Notification Tray Rant

For the first time in many years, the latest and greatest version of Ubuntu is actually worse than it’s predecessor.  I installed Karmic onto my Dell laptop over New Years weekend, and I was very disappointed. I have …