Just came back from B & N where they were fortunate enough to receive a single copy. But the moment they placed it on the shelves, two new wave looking guys with thick black rimmed glasses began fighting over it and knocked the whole bookshelf over. It was the first time I had a chance to practice the hapkido I'd been studying at a neighborhood gym all these years (actually, it's mostly cub scouts in the class). I kicked into the knotted ball of new wave guys but succeeded only in losing my shoe. I don't care about the shoe, I just want my rightful copy...
Joined: Jun 23, 2004
IS THIS FOR REAL??
Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Hey Wally, sorry about your shoe.
Would getting a chance to win Head First Design Patterns be any recompense? Check out the contest over at the Bunkhouse Porch. I think one of those guys might be one of the candidates for the Cover Person of Head First Design Patterns...
Cowgirl and Author
Joined: Oct 10, 2002
I think the two guys were fighting over the book because they misunderstood the advertising copy O'Reilly used in a press release:
"Reveals dozens of models"
We meant "UML models" but clearly they were hoping for "Playboy models".
So if any of the rest of you have been misled, there's still time to cancel your order. I'm pretty sure there's a nice picture of a dog, though. And at least one *racy* picture of a Java source file trying to seduce an HTML page.
Sorry about the shoe incident Wally.
Joined: Nov 20, 2003
Brian - there ain't nothin' wrong with bein' a greenhorn. I was a greenhorn m'self once. But us ranch hands have witnessed events like this everytime a new HF book has been published. Do y'all remember that geeky guy with the calculator on his belt that was sued for biting the ankle of that bleached blond woman with a west coast biker tatoo? And it turned out she was wearin' ankle weights, and sand got all over everywhere, and then the geek he up and sued her cause he swallered some of the sand... and... and... well, I ferget the details, but it was an unholy mess, I can tell ya that much.