Jesse Crockett

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Recent posts by Jesse Crockett

Silverlight.

Hm. Is that the difference from a cd to a dvd to a blu-ray?

Ballmer! This is crummy!
11 years ago
Hi --

I'm a beginner/intermediate Java person. (I like Swing.)

I am wondering how JavaFX is coming along, and how you feel about adopting those technologies.

I edit an online journal, am learning Rails on Ruby.. if that indicates anything..

Thanks
[ September 18, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
11 years ago
Hi --

I'm a beginner/intermediate Java person. (I like Swing.)

I am wondering how JavaFX is coming along, and how you feel about adopting those technologies.

I edit an online journal, am learning Rails on Ruby.. if that indicates anything..

Thanks
[ September 18, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Yes, it is an executable jar.
11 years ago
Not a programming question, but I'm trying to install azureus. Their jar file will not open on windows. I have the java JRE installed. Apparently there is no CLASSPATH setting in the environment variables. It is not there. What do I do?
11 years ago
Here is the output:




11 years ago
I really need a general purpose Pause class, that when constructed, just pauses everything for the given interval. Here is what I've got so far.

11 years ago
i made a jar file:

jar cf jarfile files...

and added "archive="jarfile"" after the classid in each block. now it works!
11 years ago
Three class files are associated with this source. Do I need to make a jar file?



it will need to conform to the following html specification, thanks:



[ December 16, 2006: Message edited by: Jesse Crockett ]
11 years ago
I've edited my question as I'm making progress. Now I'm lost trying to reset the count and stop the timer when it says "testing . . . 0 1 2"

everything else is working properly..


[ December 16, 2006: Message edited by: Jesse Crockett ]
11 years ago
I'm trying to make an applet that uses screenshots of documents instead of loading the pdf or doc files. Is there a way to make an image a component? I'm never worked with images in Java, let alone applets. Here is the code I'm working with, if it helps..



11 years ago
I'm trying to make an applet that uses screenshots of documents instead of loading the pdf or doc files. Is there a way to make an image a component? I'm never worked with images in Java, let alone applets. Here is the code I'm working with, if it helps..



11 years ago
Thanks for the votes of confidence. It comes as a real surprise to hear that a disability could help my application. I've decided, upon hearing these remarks, as stated (rightly or wrongly), to apply for work in the larger companies in the area, the same companies where I was most afraid to apply. I'm confident that I can write efficient code, but frequently as I've read here, that those mystic first 2+ years of experience, that half of it is just proving that one can fit into the daily office routine. Thanks again for your kind words.
11 years ago
Hi, I've been reading this forum for the past hour. I feel jealous of programmers. After sending out my first 50 or so resumes, I am getting next to no response. A couple of staffing agencies, young associates. I'm 29, have been battling a disability for ten years. Beginning to recover in recent years, I've started going back to school. Now I owe a lot of money for federal student loans, and only my small disability income to pay it. I want to get off that, and become a programmer. I have no B.S. degree or relevant work experience, but I've been coding in Java for over a year, and make excellent grades in school when I can function properly. I am terribly afraid to answer on an application that I am "disabled," fearing that it will hinder my chances for gainful employment to zero percent. I do fine with a job. I am punctual and courteous. But, I am trying to find a roundabout way into getting a programming job. It seems there are positions in quality assurance and "software engineering technician" jobs that might lead to programming, given I maintain my effort and persistence towards this goal, from within a company where I could meet and talk to the programmers. My best friend was a programmer for five years, walked away from it, saying he "hates computers," and now works for half the pay doing labor. I made a 3.75 in community college over 17 credit hours last term, but this term I have had to withdraw. I am going back next month, hoping for another good term. However due to mounting debt I am seeking immediate work, stating on my resume that I will work unpaid for 90 days. Given a task, I can work diligently towards completing the work, and I don't feel that pursuing my junior college studies another year will be a real benefit past the work experience that I may gain through employment over the next year starting now, or very soon. I sense that should I be hired immediately, I would gain two or three times the knowledge and experience that school can provide.

I've gone on long enough. This is a friendly place. I know there are individuals like me on the forums, maybe not legally disabled, but smart people having trouble finding meaningful, interesting work. Just the other day I was able to help for the first time in the beginner forum, and it felt really good.

My small vignette. I've never had my own resume before this month. There are positions in data entry available, but do you think that I should hold out for the types of semi-programming jobs mentioned above, or can any type of computer job lead to programming, given the right motivation and persistence?

Thanks for reading.
11 years ago