Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cute Birthday Wishes

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So for those of you who didn’t know, I turned 37 this year (no, seriously!). And little Sarah send me one of the best cards I got — now that I find myself on the wrong side of 35 🙂 Awww, bless! 🙂

SimpleDateFormat and Multiple Threads

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I felt like I had to write this to spread the word a bit more about this little-known danger of one of the JDK classes: SimpleDateFormat. Used quite widely from what I can tell — who hasn’t written something like this: SimpleDateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat(); df.format( new Date() );SimpleDateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat(); df.format( […]


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And on the subject of USA/UK, here’s an interesting comparison — this is what my garden looked like back in London: Astonishingly, despite popular belief, these pictures were actually taken in January (2012) — and yes, it was a (slightly) sunny day! Though bloody cold 🙂 And here’s the Tudor “residence”, at Oakwood, in Mountain […]

Not Quite USA but…

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This is a long-forgotten picture which I just found in my phone — can’t believe I missed it till now! Even though I’m in California now and this looks like a proper old-style American car, this was NOT taken in America! In fact it was taken in London, before I left for USA, around Battersea […]

Web spiders on my blog in a month

3,000+ Page Views a Month!

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In case you haven’t guessed it, yup, I’m talking about this very blog hitting a new milestone and hitting over 3,000 page views a month! I know this doesn’t sound like much for a “serious” website, but for something like this blog it IS a lot! Even more so as a lot more of the […]