Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The peach window

The peach window is the time interval where the peaches you bought are in an edible state. That is, the time between rock hard causing gum bleeding and moldy,
covered with fruit flies.

While the time before the window takes up to a week (and after as long a you can stand the flies), the peach window seems to be sized 12 hours in average.

Unfortunately, here they come packed at least by eight, and worse I seem always to get them in a synchronized set. So once a week, it's peach diet. Lucky me.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The longest classnames in spring security

If you ever wondered, how long a classname can become, have a look at spring security.

Here are the top-five of the longest ones (excluding package-name):

Sharing the second place, there are:


This almost look like a PGP key block.
Excited, who the winner is *gasp*? Here we go.



Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Eclipse Ganymede branding - Getting your launcher icon right

Still, eclipse is picky when you're not explicit on your branding.
When providing icons for your windows application one by one (i.e. not with a combined .ico but single bitmaps) it is mandatory to specify a file for each
of the six sizes/depths.
Looks like win xp is looking for a 32-bit icon, so the "fault" is not on eclipse's side. Of course, it's on mine.

Iconomaker is capable of creating 32-bit bitmaps, but it is shareware.
Haven't tried gimp yet, but i suppose it can do so as well.

Yeah, gimp can do. Eclipse is just overwriting the icons from the original launcher.
If you drag your launcher in irfanview you will see a multipage icon (7 pages) you can
scroll through. I only wonder where i can specify the seventh icon, since the branding wizard only allows for six?