This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
The Java Ranch has thousands of visitors every week, many with surprisingly similar names. To avoid confusion we have a naming convention which you agreed to when you registered, described at http://www.javaranch.com/name.jsp . We require names to have at least two words, separated by a space, and strongly recommend that you use your full real name. Please create a new log in with a new name which meets the requirements. Thanks.
Also it is not required to ask the same question in more than one forum. In fact, it is quite rude. [This message has been edited by Thomas Paul (edited April 13, 2001).]