Hi Alan - Please take a look at JavaRanch's naming policy. To maintain a professional appearance, we ask that you register with first and last names separated by a space. The site supports that just fine. Also, you can use HTML or UBB markups to format your code. This not only makes your source far easier to read, it's likely more people will look at it close enough to see problems. Welcome to JavaRanch!
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