Storing Files in databases as a BLOB always seemed inherently daft to me. I wanted to be able to store user generated Files as URLs in the database, and let an HTTP Server serve them, so why is Hibernate storing BLOBs? Hibernates UserType allows conversion between ungainly classes such as java.net.URL or java.io.File and the somewhat pale and pasty datatypes of the database world.
Archive for March, 2009
You might know the situation: It’s been a grey, draggy day since its very first second. All you would really like to have is a calm evening. You open a bottle of your favourite drink, take a seat in your lovely bathtub and start to do your favourite evening activity [play computer, watch TV, listen an opera, read a book].
Suddenly, the phone rings. As you are a post-modern urbanized cosmopolitan you know the importance of communication. Therefore you instantly switch from relaxing to emergency mode - you jump right out of the tub, perform some body-drying twists and grab your towel. Unfortunately, your feet were unwilling to dry and so you slip right into your bathroom’s door.
Almost blind, you try to find the phone and the next Aspirin. You pick up the phone and a moderate attractive voices is twittering in your ear: Â«Good evening, my name is Maggie Smith and I’d love to ask you some questions about the new Oxygen-White-Mega-Pearl-Ultra-FlexiMax toilette cleanerÂ»
If you’re freaking out right now, it’s probably okay. But there are more sophisticated ways to handle this solution. Martin Engelbregt created a Â«CounterscriptÂ» for moments like these.
flOw was - and still is - a simple, intuitive and ruminant Flash game by Jenova Chen é™ˆæ˜Ÿæ±‰ with an aestetic design and a deep soundscape.