June 2005 archive

Wrap JLabel Text

It took a bit of experimentation, but I think this routine could be used to allow a Java JLabel component to contained wrapped text. This routine depends on the ability for JLabel text to contain HTML. Basically it iterates through each word in the JLabel text, appends the word to a ‘trial’ string buffer, and …

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Google Earth

Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in — Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips – Google Earth This is extraordiarily cool … even if they think that our house is about a block south of where …

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Zombie Dogs

U.S. scientists have managed to revive dead dogs to life, by using a technique similar to cryogenation, in which the dogs’ blood was drained and replaced by a cold, saline liquid. A couple of hours, their blood was replaced, and an electric shock brought them back to life with no brain damage. The technology will …

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Theater Hike

We went to see a “As you like it” performed by Theater Hikes at The Morton Arboretum today. I really wasn’t expecting much, considering the venue and price of the tickets, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was pretty good for a community theater production. Yes, it was hot… very hot. And humid. But there …

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I've created a PodSter

Who would have thought that getting Ginny an early birthday present of a IPOD-Mini necessitates a 2nd mortgage on the house? 🙂

The Tao Of Programming

This has been around the ‘net for a very long time … but I always enjoy it… The Tao Of Programming Table of Contents The Silent Void The Ancient Masters Design Coding Maintenance Management Corporate Wisdom Hardware and Software Epilogue

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Google Secrets Out

Google have recently filed a US patent which reveals a great deal of how they rank your web site. Some of it you could never of guessed at… – Great Site Ranking in Google The Secrets Out This is a very interesting read. I am not, as a rule, all that concerned with search engine …

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First sign a message is spam

The first sign that a email message is spam: They assure you that it is not spam. This is an official notification of the availability of a package deposited in your name and it is not a sales solicitation or SPAM.