being silent for while, am actually isolating myself to do more java programming (duh!) and also explore this wonder full tool - Eclipse.
it does make learning and programming much simpler and interesting, so i think i would stick with it a little. found this article from ibm, even you can get a chinese version of the article... much anticipated for myself is the php-plugin PHPeclipse is rather cool, since then i can do my php stuffs on eclipse. no, not a must, just syok-syok only :) i still prefer vim :)
incidentally, there is another eclipse that is unfortunately discontinued. did not read through much, but guess seeing a discontinued project does bring my mood down a little.. thinking "what a waste" :)