Debian wears out my patience

I’ve been happily running Debian on my ThinkPad for over a year, probably the longest time I’ve ever kept a single OS on the thing. Or rather, I had been until Saturday. Saturday is when I decided to update my X.org. I’d had some problems with X.org before. Debian Testing upgraded to X.org 7.0, and it turned out the ATI FireGL T2 drivers in that were broken. So, no fancy new X.

J2EE in a nutshell

J2EE specifies Enterprise Java Beans for handling data, where the data and the client accessing it may or may not be on the same system. Entity beans are used to encapsulate the data in the database—instead of accessing the database directly, you create an entity bean to do it for you. That way the client can use the entity bean and not need to know about SQL. However, the person writing the entity bean doesn’t really want to have to know about SQL either.