Taking a break from our continuing coverage of all things New York, I bring you the latest internet meme circa 2004
. I've never heard of this event before, but I've been tagged. As in, I'm it.Dave
has apparently been hanging out with a dangerous blog gang, and I've been roped into his initiation. In order to spare his life, I present to you, an excerpt from Effective Java Programming Language Guide
by Joshua Bloch.
While this may seem unnatural, it is necessary. It protects the class against changes to the parameters from another thread during the "window of vulnerability" between the time the parameters are checked and the time they are copied.
This is a discussion of shared mutable class variables being changed by multiple threads because the class constructor failed to make its own copy of the reference object. The book was actually loaned to me today by a co-worker who objected to my use of arbitrary boolean arguments.
Don't I sound smart.
As my final act, I shall implicate others in the communist conspiracy:Dena
- because pink is close enough to red.Mike
- because not everyone reads press releases.Allison
- because she's been missing since the tap broke.Erin
- because she's the queen of internet memesPaul
- because I don't have enough blog writing friends that I'm forced to double tag. (I think the double tag requires a book report instead of just a blurb. Get to work Paul.)
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post in your blog the following three sentences.
5. Tag five or more people, and acknowledge the person who tagged you.