Java in the web tier. J2EE. Container-based services. Java Marketing Hyperbole example 4. Yep, all well and good, but you try debugging one of the buggers when it’s misbehaving. It’s like Java’s playing that old ‘hot-cold’ game with you – you fix one problem and another one pops up. If you were ‘hot’ it’s in roughly the same area and you get the impression you’re onto something – you might just be making progress (you’re probably not. No-one said Java had to play fair). If you were ‘cold’, then that’s the last you’ll ever see of that problem, but another 5 will spring up in its place. Like grey hairs. Or warts.
And so I’ve spent the last week and a half of my professional life staring at error messages like this:
E J2CA0044E: The ConnectionManager failed to get a Subject from the security service associated with
connection factory JMS$QueueConnectionFactory.
Received exception com.ibm.websphere.security.WSSecurityException: Invocation credential has expired.
(Oh yeah, and we didn’t even write this application… We paid for it…)
In ‘real-life’, I’ve been on a bit of a media frenzy. A visit to HMV left me with Bovril Latrine’s new album (more of the same), along with a couple of classical CDs. Holst’s Planets and two of Rachmaninov’s piano concertos. I like them both a lot. Then of course there’s Allofmp3.com, from which I have acquired Alanis’ new album (oh get over the angst woman, you’re 30 now. Today, in fact, happy birthday :o)), Keane’s debut (yet to listen), and efforts from Joss Stone and Jonny Lang are currently winging their way to me.
My taste in music scares me sometimes. I think I need to go and buy myself some blinkers. I definitely think I should stop wearing festival t-shirts out and about, after I was accosted by the PFY cashier in Safeways the other day. I haven’t had a conversation where someone used the word ‘wicked’ to mean ‘good’ for so long. “Yes I did go to Donington last year, did my attire give it away” “Oh wicked… I wanted to go this year but I’ve got to work”. Oh bless. Here’s my debit card, can I just pay for my bread and milk, please?
Oh and whilst I’m wittering about music… MJ Hibbett & The Validators’ new album ‘Shed Anthems’ is out soon (7th or 14th of June, depending on who you believe). £5 for an album full of stuff in the style of the aforementioned ‘Hey Hey 16k’ and ‘Programming Is A Poetry For Our Time’. You can’t go wrong…
And finally… Googled me recently? Now then people, number 2 is all well and good, but I need your help to get me to that coveted number one spot. That American racing site hasn’t been updated for years… I’m obviously the bloke the average interwebber means when they search for ‘Matt Haney’. Surely. Aren’t I? Somebody tell me I am? :o)
Update: Ooh – I’m top! :o) How did that happen?