Shelf Unit

A while back I made an app called “ShellfSpace”. It was available as ShellfSpace.net. It was a Java app that allowed users to enter information about websites (URLs, file extensions) and specify whether or not a site worked on Linux or other Unix-based OS with a browser other than IE. This was back when dot NET started and Microsoft was starting to push Trusted Computing.

I also did it so that if I ever needed to look for a job I would have something to point to. Well, now I am looking for a job, and I need to have something to show off. So I may bring it back to this site. I will also post on my blog about it as well.

I¬† called it “ShellfSpace” as a joke. I spelled it with two L’s as a pun on the fact that Unix-based systems are accessible via a shell. But I got tired of explaining that, so after a while I just let the domain expire and I just abandoned the site. Now I will call it “Shelf Unit”.

I may also post the source code to it as well. I first wrote it in servlets, then in Struts, and then in JSF. I may post the source code to every iteration.

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Intro Post

As people brag on Slashdot: “First post!” Granted, it’s just me, but at least I get to say it this one time.

My name is Eric MacAdie (muh-KAY-dee). I am a software developer in Chicago, Illinois, The City That Matters, and this is my blog.

The purpose of this site is to help me improve my Java skills and keep an eye on what is going on in the Java world. It will also advocate the use of Java, not only for the web but in all environments. I will post content with some Java tutorials for some applications, including some of the Java technologies that I will use to create content for and run this site.

That is all I will say for now. I thought¬† about what I would say in the first post, but I decided to keep it short. I can always have an “About” page that I can update as needed.

Lastly, as they say on Slashdot: In Soviet Russia, Beowulf cluster of dying BSD machines imagines you!

(Originally posted 2008-08-01_02.05.33)

Image from Wikimedia, assumed allowed under Fair Use. Section of Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 2652, 2nd century.