Erik's Weblog 2.0

October 1, 2003

Too good to be true...


javaDocumentation Enhancer for Java. Updated for new JDKs, ant task, etc.

javaTech Talk with Gavin King on Hibernate.

blogMarc — Google unusable right now!

blogJeffrey — O'Reilly "eBay Hacks" Book is out.

javaOracle Previews J2EE 1.4 Container. Oracle 10g Preview, etc. Hits 1.1, after 5 release candidates...

blogKeith — Smallville and Angel. I'll be there!

java blogBill — Junit 4.

javaSquirrelMail 1.4.2 released.

netNapster Marks Comeback with Oct. 9 Test Debut. Looks to me that the only thing coming back is the name.

blogChristoph — Best Practices for Software Development Projects.

wirelessNo Charges for the Wi-Fi ZONE . The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified 6000 public-access venues in about 47 countries.

java blogVinny — O'Reilly Releases 'J2EE Design Patterns'.

netNew U.S. Sales Tax Regime For Internet Sellers? Here we go again. 

blogMatt — Netflix Subscriber Rate Up 74%.

blogJeremy — News: Wanna Get Rich? Sell Porn.

blogRogers — Telemarketing execs used do-not-call list.

javaargs4j 1.0-RC, a Java command line option parsing library.

javaSearchAssist: A Portable Search Engine in Java.


meI asked Google for more information on the so-called invalid clicks. Following is the response I just received:
Hello Erik,

As you know, Google treats instances of invalid click activity very seriously. Due to the proprietary nature of our algorithm, we cannot disclose any details about how our monitoring technology works or what specifics we found on your account. However, we can assure you that we have again reviewed your situation thoroughly and accurately, and could re-confirm that your account violated our program's Terms and Conditions.

You could view AdSense Terms and Conditions at:


The Google Team

netDon't Panic: Hitchhiker's Guide to a Bug Fix. A plea not to panic the next time a bug fix or security alert hits the newsgroups.

blogJim — Mamon strikes again.

java blogDave — JavaLobby bloggers..

java blogDarren — IntelliJ 3.0.5 Release.

java blogPatrick — Half Baked Beans.

java blogPrabhu — XString.js a String class with Utility methods.

blogLeslie — Mailbucket syndication feeds.

moblogStefan — Mobile Comparison Shopping.

technologyMore Than 929,000 Subscribe to XM Satellite. Added 237,000 subscribers in the third quarter.

javaGava SE 1.0, a Java IDE for international Java code.

moblogMartin — 3 Content Does Not Make Me ... Content.

blogRuss — Is Google Playing Games?

java blogChris — IDEA EAP Build 944 released.

java blogCedric — Objects that won't budge.

netAOL launches new services in Spanish. AOL Latino.

musicReport: Global music sales slide 11 percent in first half.


java blogMatt — Struts tip o' the day ~ using bean:size.

pythonPython modules for Mac OS X. userdefaults, plistservices, and CFPython.

java blogDaniel — Tool time.

javaApache Ant 1.6beta1 Released.

java blogHenri — Xxx.class = a hack.

java blogBrian — Half-Bean Questions and Answers.

java blogFred — J2ME Accessory Libraries.

java blogLee — Open Source Goodies For Quality Code Addicts.

java blogBrian — Clustering Tomcat is Easier than People Think.

blogLeslie — Quick links.

blogJeremy — Linkdump.

humorCapital One Credit Card. Thank you for another pen.

pdaReviews: Palm Tungsten T3, Palm Tungsten E and Palm Zire 21.

pcToshiba, HP unveil Media Center 2004 notebooks. Satellite P20 and zd7000 series.


meI received the following yesterday night:
Hello Erik,

It has come to our attention that invalid clicks have been generated on the ads on your web pages. We have therefore disabled your Google AdSense account. Please understand that this step was taken in an effort to protect the interest of the AdWords advertisers.

A publisher's site may not have invalid clicks on any ad(s), including but not limited to the use of robots, automated clicking tools, or other deceptive software. Also, a publisher may not click on the ads on his own website, or encourage others to do so.

Practices such as these are in violation of the Google AdSense Terms and Conditions, which can be viewed at: .


The Google Team