Binary Code 2I don’t know why people keep bringing coffee into this conversation, but much like there is an ongoing discussion over Mac vs. PC, there’s an ongoing discussion of .Net vs. Java.  The funny thing is, I seem to be on conflicting sides!

For the uninitiated, Java is a programming language currently owned by Oracle that runs many of the systems that are in use today.  From websites to data processing to the java applet that you run in your browser ((don’t confuse Java with Javascript.  Though they both use the same kind of language, they are two distinct things.)), Java is a dominate language and used in many open source projects.  .Net is Microsoft’s response to Java, with its premier language being C#.

While it’s generally understood that the differences in the languages boil down to which libraries you link to, what your IDE is and whether you prefer Windows or Java, there is a constant conversation as to which platform and which language is better.

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Woot had a deal on a ViewSonic gTablet, so at ~ $280 I couldn’t pass it up.  For some time I’ve wanted to try out tablet technology, and I’m definitely liking how intuitive it is to do some things.

That being said, there are hiccups, and I did root the thing.

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