This week's book giveaway is in the Performance forum. We're giving away four copies of The Java Performance Companion and have Charlie Hunt, Monica Beckwith, Poonam Parhar, & Bengt Rutisson on-line! See this thread for details.
'been there before. It isn't any fun to be in the place of the demo-jockey when the equipment - which just worked 10 minutes ago - gets stage freight and quits when the crowd starts to look. Time to do some dancing :-(