26 Aug 2003 bjf   » (Journeyer)

Calling Java coders...

I'm putting together a Java web application to scratch a personal itch. However, I hate writing lots of boring, repetitive code to access the database. Are there any Java coders who do this stuff a lot, and can recommend a decent object-relational mapping layer? There's Torque, SimpleORM and about fifty million other frameworks, but I'm having trouble settling on one. Help!

The 'flu

I caught a pretty bad version of the 'flu, and ended up having to go home sick today. Bugger :( I sure-as-shit hope that I can get over it soon, as I have a ton of work to get through, including preparing to present a paper in Sydney next Wednesday.

The new set of wheels

I bought a car! It's a cute little three-cylinder manual Suzuki hatch. I bought it secondhand off family for fifteen-hundred bucks. It's very economical, and I should get a few kilometres out of it before it completely falls apart.

There's one small problem though: I need to get my driver's license first... I could tell you about my first driving lesson, but I wouldn't subject that to you, since you probably wouldn't know whether to laugh or cry :)

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