Hi, I'm Frank Carver. Paul has appointed me the "moderator" for this forum, so I'd like to introduce myself. I live in Ipswich, in the county of Suffolk in the region of East Anglia in England, where I work as a consultant specializing in Object-Oriented technologies, Java, C++, C and general Software Engineering. I run my own company Efficacy Solutions Limited and my major client is British Telecom which has a large research and development facility near here. I have been writing Java since the "alpha" releases (that's before version 1.0!) and have, amongst other things, designed, written and deployed a servlet-capable web server and a system based on it to provide jobs to, and gather task information from, approximately 20000 maintenance engineers.