Sigh...once again, a joke that doesn't work so well if you're female. I'm just going to tag them as sexist, even if the issue is that they're not gender neutral. You could use the less concrete definition of emasculating, but it still has it's roots in male genitalia. It's too bad the word is tied to that specific definition, because I think it's perfect for referring to those times when you realize you don't have something on your machine that you would expect to have either a.) in the normal course of your development or b.) at least inadvertently over the course of a few years of development using a specific machine. I pondered castration jokes for the title for a while, at least until it made me uncomfortable and I didn't want to keep tying work to castration, and settled on a line that was only sort of referential instead of a pun. And then I spelled truncated wrong, as truncatated, and had to truncate it, which is way too ironic for early on a Tuesday morning.
Snarky: How can I not have JDK 1.6 on my machine? That's devasculating.
Title: Worse than having a truncated classpath?