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Here is something that I’m looking at using in the V2 version of the
WREK automation scheduler, a simple XML file configuration handler
called XMLConfig. It looks
like it can serialize arbitrary Java objects as XML. I was thinking
about doing XML configuration files the way that the Ant project does theirs with
the neat way properties can either be defined as attributes in a tag
or as an element that is contained within the tag. The XMLConfig might
be better, though, since it is simpler. I’ll have to think through if
I really need the more complex stuff.

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More misc links:

Eileen Gunn, editor of The
web SF magazine Infinite Matrix
posted to Dueling Modems about the
following link, courtesy of Googlism. It is a
computer generated poem
of sorts about writer Leslie What. What is
cool is how appropriate this is to her personality.

Here is an
interview with author Clive Barker
. He was one of the better
interviews I’ve ever conducted, and for a big deal guy was very nice
and not so stuck up.

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I voted this morning. Unlike the primaries, where I cast the second
ballot of the day at 8:30 AM, today I cast the 80th at around the same
time. This was the first time I had used the touch screens (like
almost everyone in Georgia) and I found them easy to use. A lot of
people seemed to be taking a long time, but I don’t think that’s a
function of the touch screens because they all seemed to be spending a
lot of time on the referenda. That’s where what I did, which was
reading them all last night on the secretary of state’s website and
figuring out how I was voting, comes in handy. It sucks to have a full
page referendum that you are seeing for the first time as you are at
the poll. Preparation helps.