Longing for a premium WP Theme …

This blog is quite nice, and with quite good posts. It has quite good graphics and quite good partecipation from users.

It is a “quite blog”.

I am wondering about buying a premium theme to radically change this whole thing, taking it to a different level. To a “definitely blog”, instead of a “quite blog”. I am longing for this theme, in particular: Awake.

If anyone wants to give it away to me, he’s welcome!

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Loggable: a simple log4j meta-library – Part 2

In a recent post I described the goal of my Loggable meta-library. If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you to do it now.

What we are going to do now is analysing the second main component of the meta-library, the centralized controller Log.

How does it work

The main responsibility of the Log class is handling the logic behind the creation and returning of the Logger instance that the caller class should use. This logic, as we’ve already seen, is driven by the @Loggable annotation.

The Log class will have a single point of access: the public static method get().

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Loggable: a simple log4j meta-library – Part 1

If you work in a J2EE environment, you surely have (or at least will have) used the standard Apache log4j library almost once. This powerful and configurable logging library is commonly used throughout whole enterprise projects, for many reasons: debugging, testing, exception logging, tracing, application profiling, et cetera.

In this article I want to explain a meta-library that I am currently writing to allow a more decentralized control of the log4j library methods and an easier log-calls implementation throught your entire application: convention over configuration. This is my motto.

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Sell the Belkin and buy a D-Link or Airport!

At the beginning of this year I bought a fabulous new LAN router from Belking, the Belkin N Wireless Router F5D8236-4. It’s a modem-less router that I use linked to my ISP’s router (I am connected through Fastweb).

With its double band (one for B/G WiFi connections, the other for N WiFi connections) it has always served very well for my home devices: an iPod Touch, an iPhone 3G, a Dell XPS 630i, an iMac and a PS3. By the month of April I bought this fantastic brand new MacBook Pro 15″, and after a short period I sold the XPS.

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Unlocked iPhone 4 international pricing show off. Cry Italy!

Filip Chudzinski has created a very clean and helpful document, in which all the international prices for an unlocked iPhone 4 are gathered.

Costs vary a lot. In the document, we can see that the iPhone 4 16GB has a minimum price of 496 € (from Hong Kong) and a maximum price of 659 € (from Italy). Prices for the 32 GB model range from 585 € (always in Hong Kong) to 779 € (always in Italy). The average prices are: 594,21 € for the 16 GB model and 699,29 € for the 32 GB model.

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