· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · September
· · · · 01 (2 entries)

Just Enough JXTA · I’ve been reasonably successful at getting JXTA to do a couple of simple but very helpful things. Herewith some remarks on where I’ve found it useful, and on the Absolute Minimum Necessary code to get a JXTA app running. [Update: James asks me to post the code, so here it is, with commentary, probably only of interest to JXTA-heads.] ...
Stones · Hey, good on the Stones for posting the tracks from A Bigger Bang. There were some quality-control problems getting them to play on my Mac yesterday, but they’re working now. Yeah, I could steal ’em, and some people will, but the Stones no longer play for a “What can a poor boy do?” demographic, they play for people who can buy the songs they like. The last Stones record I bought was whatever Miss You was on, damn I loved that song, that’s a decade or three back. I might pick this one up because I like their Internet Marketing Mojo, but ya know, there are some decent-or-better tunes here. I particularly like Back Of My Hand, straight blues, and This Place is Empty, a sentimental piano ballad with Keith on vocals. Dangerous Beauty is a pretty good rocker. Don’t think I’ll go see the show though, because I don’t want to pollute the golden-glow memory of singing Happy Birthday for Keith Richards a few years back.
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