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Monthly Archives: April 2008



Been tempted to do something similar, at times.

JFC Swing and software entrophy


Been re-working and fixing up a clear example of software entrophy. The sad part is that this is a moderate-sized client part of a client-server application, and reached this state under the original author. So I have spent time (far too much time) looking at fairly awful code. At the same time this has lead […]

A bit of pre-historic (for the Internet) history


Years ago the local STOR (in Tustin) was replaced by Ikea. I had not looked before for the backstory. From 1988: IKEA suit forces STOR to shelve catalog; home furnishings retailer claims copyright infringement IKEA–with stores in 19 countries including two sites in the U.S.–contends that STOR replicated IKEAs’ furniture, furniture names, signs, testing machines, […]