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Hacking in Fallout 3

Fallout 3 is my latest addiction. It’s a great game by the makers of Oblivion. Part of the game is the hacking of computer terminals. It is basically a Master Mind game, but then with letters.

Java does not support Unicode, Python does

Sometimes Java just amazes me. As a friend of mine posted, Java does not support Unicode. Of course, my favourite language Python has a much friendlier approach to Unicode: >>> s = '⿱𠂉乙'.

Python vs. Java

One of the major reasons my company prefers Java over Python, is Java’s static type declarations (and all the benefits that follow). If only Python had that, my life would be so much nicer.

Proper Exception handling

UPDATE 2019: The articles below have been taken offline. The articles below are about Java, but I think they apply equally well to other languages that have exception handling. It would be nice if more were to read those articles.