Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I've moved. You can find my new blog under

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I'm Moving

Blogger was nice for the time being. It's a simple interface, easy to use but ... well ... I need a bit more. I'd especially like to know if anyone is ever reading my blog. So I'm moving my blog over to WordPress. They have a nice dashboard with daily access figures. I'll post the new URL here as soon as the move is completed.

Friday, January 30, 2009

A Different View on Exceptions

The discussion about checked/unchecked exceptions is almost as old as Java. While we all have a point in your stance towards this, maybe we are looking at the problem from the wrong angle. Manuel Woelker wrote an article which concentrates on the receiver of the exception, the user, and how exceptions should behave to help the user: Exceptions From a User’s Perspective

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

How to Hide a Virus in Source Code

I've been looking for quite some time for this article: How can you hide a virus in the source code? Basically, you create a binary of a compiler which contains the virus and which is patched to infect other programs as it compiles them.

Reflections on Trusting Trust by Ken Thompson.