Jeff Sexton

Monday, September 22, 2008

In Cars

http://www.newsweek.com/id/160091

"When you have seven homes, that's a lot of garages to fill. After the fuss over the number of residences owned by the two presidential nominees, NEWSWEEK looked into the candidates' cars. And based on public vehicle-registration records, here's the score. John and Cindy McCain: 13. Barack and Michelle Obama: one."

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Project, Day ???

Alaska Governor Sarah PalinImage via Wikipedia I lost track of the project... But yesterday I figured out which old can of paint was which and repainted the impacted parts of the hallway. The hallway didn't come out very well where the doorway to the living room was altered, so painting it is like putting lipstick on a pig. Oh well.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Food

Collingwood Children's Farm garden plots and i...Image via Wikipedia http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cover14-2008sep14,0,1979735.story

"I don't have a green thumb. When little plants misbehave, their parents threaten to send them to my yard. But with supermarket prices for produce on the rise, it seemed a good time to try, yet again, to grow a vegetable garden. And I wouldn't be alone. According to the National Garden Assn., hard times seed more gardens."

With a shocking portion of the nation eager to continue all the current policies that have brought us to the current state of affairs, there might not be much choice about home gardening.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cuban

Fisher 500 AM/FM hi-fi receiver from 1959. Cou...Image via Wikipedia http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/10/mark-cuban-on-file-sharin_n_125292.html

"You can't stop it. There isn't really a solution," he said, speaking at a keynote event at TechCrunch50. "At different stages of our lives we have more time than money . . . I don't think [the people who download movies] were going to buy much anyway."

-- Mark Cuban on "file sharing"

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

One Way to Convert java.sql.Date to XMLGregorianCalendar


PreparedStatement pstmt = con.prepareStatement("SELECT getDate()");
ResultSet rs = pstmt.executeQuery();
while (rs.next()) {
java.sql.Date d = rs.getDate(4);      
GregorianCalendar cal = new GregorianCalendar();
cal.setTime(d);
XMLGregorianCalendar gc =
DatatypeFactory.newInstance().newXMLGregorianCalendar(cal);
}
Here's an example of going the other direction; getting a java.sql.Data from an XMLGregorianCalendar.
XMLGregorianCalendar gc /* = something */;
GregorianCalendar c = gc.toGregorianCalendar();
java.util.Date d = c.getTime();
java.sql.Data sqlDate = new java.sql.Date(d.getTime());


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Complaining

The Willamette passing through downtown PortlandImage via Wikipedia Moving to the inner city and then complaining because you live in the inner city.... Gee I wonder why this never happened before people that could pay half a million for an appartment smaller than one floor of my house (with no yard) moved in?

http://www.neighborhoodnotes.com/nw/pearl_district/news/2008/09/railroad_quiet_zone/

"The City of Portland, the Portland Development Commission, the Pearl District Neighborhood Association, along with other property owners in the area support the establishment of a Quiet Zone at the roadway-railroad crossings located at NW 9th, NW 15th and NW 17th Avenues."

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Hard to Tell


What is it about Bigfoot that makes it so hard to get a good picture? On the other hand, maybe it's just a racoon in my backyard this morning... I'm not an expert, you be the judge.

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