Not only applets are interesting again. The load and start of aerith takes about 10 seconds on my machine with Java 6 update 10. You will need to have a flickr account to tests it. If you do not have one - just type in "romainguy". The application is really amazing - especially the slide show.
NEW: Online Workhop Effective WebApps without Frameworks is also coming to: MUC Airport.