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Elbonian database technology
The project I'm currently working on requires a database, and although I'm personally happy to use Oracle, the code I'm writing will probably be used elsewhere by other people, so I needed to keep the barrier to entry as low as possible. Most of the ...
23-Jul-2004
08:06:25
122
Problems building and installing MySQL on Solaris 10
I'm putting this here in the hope that it will help someone else once it gets indexed by Google, as I certainly couldn't find anything helpful myself. I've been trying to build and install MySQL 4.0.20 on Solaris 10 x86. It was building OK, but when I ...
21-Jul-2004
09:05:07
123
Virgin on the ridiculous
I went down to Watford yesterday to meet up with Danese Cooper who was giving talks on both Open Source within Sun and Blogging. I didn't fancy driving the 7-8 hour round trip, so I decided to go by train. The first shock was the price - 187 Pounds ...
16-Jul-2004
02:24:36
124
Website registration and avoiding spam
I occasionally want to visit a website (e.g. The New York Times that requires registration, and I object to having to give out my personal details and email address - I already get quite enough spam. I've come across the following services that can help ...
11-Jul-2004
10:36:54
125
Perl 5.8.4 lands in Solaris 10
********* This mail is automatically generated ******* Your putback for the following fix(es) is complete: 5040539 Perl 5.8.4 should be integrated into S10 4915255 perl tries to force -xc99=%none on embed clients 5059815 Perl should have ...
12-Jun-2004
10:50:10
126
Ooof, I've been TimBrayed...
Tim Bray mentioned my post with the pictures of the bluebells over on his blog, and my number of visitors have shot through the roof, more than twice what I normally get and the day isn't even finished yet - a kind of one-man slashdot effect :-)
07-Jun-2004
06:43:14
127
Dead man walking
I've been following with interest the various conversations on the meanings of 'open' and 'free' as applied to software, following on from a posting on Groklaw, and spilling over onto Simon Phipps's and Geoff Arnold's blogs. The original trigger for ...
01-Jun-2004
12:00:00
128
Open Source Solaris
Excerpt from http://www.infoworld...
01-May-2004
10:13:11
129
Opinions may vary
According to Glynn Foster, "We still have people being all rude and not publishing their entire blog entry in their RSS feed. It's hugely infuriating having to click through to various blogs just to read them. Hopefully people are reading this and ...
08-Apr-2004
02:56:42
130
Sun weblog aggregator
I was looking through my web server stats for today (with http://awstats.sourc...
02-Apr-2004
12:36:11
131
Email smellorama
I just noticed a very bizarre item on the BBC news website. Seemingly Telewest (a UK ISP) is "testing a system to let people to send aromatic e-mails over the internet" and "It has developed a kind of hi-tech air freshener that plugs into a PC and ...
19-Feb-2004
01:37:33
132
Flag day
I've just completed the integration of perl 5.8.3 into Solaris 10. This probably doesn't mean very much to most people who read this site, but it sure means a lot to me :-)
04-Feb-2004
09:36:40
133
Java, Java Webstart and SOCKS
When connected to work via VPN I live behind the corporate firewall. Unfortunately this means that I can't connect to the various Go servers, as the firewall won't allow you to connect to arbitrary port numbers. There is a way through the firewall, ...
12-Jan-2004
06:35:47
134
Putting GoogleBot on a leash
As I noted earlier, I get a lot of hits from the Google web indexer GoogleBot (252 visits last month), in fact various web crawlers are the most frequent visitors to my site. Whilst most webwranglers know about the robots.txt file and how to use it to ...
07-Nov-2003
02:09:56
135
Some random links
I've collected up a few interesting/funny links over the last couple of days, so I thought I'd immortalize them here ;-) Someone pointed me at this page of optical illusions, I particularly like the first one, it makes my eyes go "well wonky", as my ...
03-Oct-2003
07:25:49
136
Linux flame bait
Having recently being on the receiving end of a particularly nasty piece of unprovoked and downright abusive flaming on the #perl IRC channel, I decided another spoof book cover would be cathartic, so here it is. Before I get even more flames directed ...
30-Sep-2003
10:52:49
137
The Camel has landed
At last! Perl 5.8.1 has finally been released. Unfortunately when Jarkko sent the announcement to perl5-porters, he omitted to mention that he has released a new book at the same time ;-) Many thanks to Jarkko for the immense amount of effort he ...
25-Sep-2003
03:59:50
138
Perl 5.8.1, so near yet so far...
Anyone who subscribes to the perl5-porters mailing list knows just how difficult it is proving to be to get perl 5.8.1 finished and shipped, and how incredibly patient our long-suffering Pumpking Jarkko Hietaniemi is being. I often marvel at his ...
18-Sep-2003
10:02:42
139
Zeit... what?
Gary pointed me to this spoof Unix manpage, I even found it quite funny once he explained to me what Zeitgeist was ;-) The God as a computer programmer Q&A is quite amusing too.
18-Sep-2003
01:01:50
140
Scenes You Seldom See
Private Eye has a regular series of cartoons entitled "Scenes You Seldom See". Bearing in mind my recent experiences with spam, I thought this was rather amusing :-)
17-Sep-2003
03:04:42