Thunderbird on the mac

Just got this in Thunderbird, i had to restart to make it go away:

Overall i’m not too happy with Thunderbird on Mac, the whole app just feels very Linuxy (is that a word? if not just remember you read it here first!) and there are a few display bugs that make it just slightly annoying to use every now and then. Not that i’m considering switching though, been there done that. It’s just that it interrupts the overall smoothness of my mac experience. For those that don’t use mac, well … i don’t expect you to understand so i won’t bother explaining it … those that do use it - you get my grip !

Same goes for Firefox btw, i’m still using Safari wherever i can. The new 2.0 did not impress me at all, at least on windows it freezes way more than 1.5 ever did.


Don’t these people have anything better to do than to make funny videos mocking my name ? ;-)

I emailed Brett Novak (the author of the original video) just for the fun of it to see what’s up, here’s what he had to say:


Good question. The name is actually referencing the characters name,
which is Jorg, which has been his name for the past 2 videos hes been
in. The name originally came up completely randomly when we were
filmin the first video. No real fantastic story to it - just figured
no one else really had that name - which apparently wasnt quite the
truth :) .

We actually had one other guy threaten to sue us and such since his
last name was Jorg. I had to slowly explain to this man that that
wouldnt legally be possible and that the reality is to - get over it.


But if it makes you feel any better - It actually was named after you :)


Brett Novak is one cool guy isn’t he !

Not so obvious class names

I came across this today in the Hibernate sources:

An interface that has “Implementor” in its name ? It made my head spin for a while, trying to understand why someone would name it that way. Looking at the class comment didn’t help me much either, in fact quite the contrary :)

Now I’m all for using declarative naming when programming, as it tells you the intent of a component without having to look at it. Therefor i would have no problems using some of the class names mentioned here .

Then again, whoever came up with kFindFolderRedirectionFlagsUseGivenVRefNumAndDirIDAsRemoteUserFolderBit as part of an enum deserves an honorable mention in this list.

philosophical release notes

Why can’t all release notes have a bit of humor like this one from TextMate :

[REMOVED] TextMate no longer pays tribute to human sacrifices, rape, nor does it show a picture of the God of the deaths in your dock — ticket 945BEB5D