Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Thu Sep 11 11:48:54 2003
The Buddha in the Chips

Well, no. This is kind of the opposite. The worst error message I've ever had to decipher is staring at me. org.apache.jasper.JasperException: /admin/ProjectList.jsp(24,0) Expected "param" tag with "name" and "value" attributes without the "params" tag.

Umm. okay. What the hell does that mean? I gather it's on line 24 of that file. But that's just a jsp forward directive... if I comment it out, the error goes away, but in that case, I really do want to forward users to a different page. Hmm..

I almost was late to class today -- I simply forgot all about it, and was thinking about heading for lunch, when a coworker mentioned stuff for a class they were taking, and I realized and rushed off. I was just 5 minutes late, and am continuing this entry there now, but I didn't get the seat up front that I like. *sigh*

We're covering the false dualism of top-town and bottom-up in vision systems right now. Uninteresting -- with all the possible algorithms out there, there are many good ones that simply can't be classified as either. Something as simple as memoization (which is, incidentally, the basis of a really cool Perl module really chops the guts out of such a simple categorization scheme. In philosophy, we're getting near the end of the Copernicus book, and I find myself wondering what's next. I actually missed a homework in that sometime back, but our lowest two are dropped, so I'm not too worried.

Sweden is thinking about joining the EU Currency system, and will hold a referendum soon. Interestingly, the murder of one of the big advocates to join might charge the election and help push the vote towards a yes.

Yahoo might be joining MSN in bumping third-party apps from their network. Either that, or they're just doing an upgrade. I hope it's the second and not the first -- unlike MSN Messager, I actually use yahoo pretty often. Dell's going to try to take on Sony, selling a lot of the same line of consumer electronics. Interesting.

Amusing thing to learn - use handwriting style to hide additional hidden-band data stream in communications. There are all sorts of interesting things similar to this that could be useful in covert situations, e.g. kidnapping victims being given monitored communication.

A few days ago in class, there were two students passing notes and laughing quietly. The teacher noticed, and booted them from the class. Yet, both teachers I have seem to be unwilling to call people wrong, even when they clearly are, or are being stupid. The teachers just try to map whatever they say into what they're saying. It's kind of frustrating.. and I found it quite gratifying (although I'm not sure what that says about me) to see the talkers walk out of the classroom. Hmm.

Tomorrow's Pretty Good Race is something I'm really looking forward too. Huzzah!

Thu Feb 26 09:31:52 2004

Turns out it was a syntax error, and javac's error code leaves a lot to be desired. In this case, it was a misplaced semicolon.