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Java puzzle 1: fun with Loggers

I’ve been a fan of Java Puzzlers by Joshua Bloch and Neal Gafter since a colleague lent me a copy about a year ago. Every now and again, I come across weird things in Java that I think would make a good puzzle. In the spirit of Java Puzzlers, consider the following piece of code. […]

Podcast: “Shot of JAQ”

In a prior life on Usenet, I knew a chap called Stuart Langridge, who went by the nick “Aquarius”. Aq had interesting and forthright opinions on pretty much any subject you cared to mention, and could put them forward eloquently and persuasively. To my delight, I’ve discovered that Aq and a compadre (Jono Bacon) now […]