It’s called a standard for a reason

Turns out I’m not as tough as I though I was, I chickened out and never told the mother about the Whiskey-in-the-jar-episode. After having discussed it with the other tenant, we decided to give the daughter two strikes. Not as in “we hit her twice and then laughed”, rather as in “that was your first strike, if we catch you again, we’ll rat on you. Or you could give us all your money”.

Her answer was “I’ll stop doing it”, implying that this was certainly not the first time it has happened. Hard core alcoholics usually say that they can stop drinking any time.

The last couple of days I’ve been working on a J2ME application for various wireless devices. The nice thing about J2ME is that you’re supposed to be able to write a program once and then it’ll run flawlessly on every deice available. Unfortunately, theory and practice is not always the same thing, and in this case it’s not even remotely the same. Even the simplest of examples have to be changed to work on cellulars from various manufacturers, sometimes things even have to be done differently on different models from the same vendor. Sun has released pretty straight forward white papers that explains how to implement the J2ME standard, can someone please explain how big names like Nokia and Sony Ericsson are unable to do it right?

There are also a couple of e-mails i should’ve written, but I really don’t feel there is much to write at the moment, so I’ll postpone it a few days. So, if you don’t get an e-mail, don’t be sad. It would only have been boring.


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