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How the HL1606 works
I've been asked by The Travelling Light Circus to make some radio-synchronized LED strips for them to use at the Big Chill Festival. I'm using 5V multicolour strips that I'm going to control with an Arduino. The strips are driven using the fairly ...
24-May-2010
18:16:00
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Simple parser for MovableType exports
As part of moving my blog over to I needed to be able to transfer the content from my old MovableType blog and my blogs.sun.com blog, which runs on Roller. Both MT and Roller can export in MovableType export format and Pebble has a MT importer, so it ...
23-May-2010
11:03:00
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Image thumbnailer for Pebble
This blog uses the Pebble package for delivering content. Pebble isn't a particularly common blogging package but it fits my purely personal and subjective requirements: Not written in PHP (blegh) Open source, and something in Java would be nice ...
23-May-2010
09:54:00
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Stephen, I wonder if you recognise this?
I was reminiscing with Stephen about work yesterday, It's very faded after much use, but I wonder if he'll recognise the hat :-)
22-May-2010
19:39:00
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Arduino on OpenSolaris
Ed Plese has kindly provided OpenSolaris x86 binaries for the Arduino development environment. This includes all the necessary dependencies such as avr-gcc. and will work on OpenSolaris x86 build snv_113 onwards. The tarball is hosted on the Sun Download ...
12-Dec-2009
01:09:00
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Upgrading from Nevada to OpenSolaris the easy way
The OpenSolaris installer is simple and quick to use but it has one significant drawback - it gives you no control of how your disk is laid out. I needed to upgrade my Toshiba R500 laptop from Nevada to OpenSolaris and I had the disk set up with 3 VTOC ...
21-Oct-2009
12:26:00
47
Multicore cobblers
Found this article on the BBC website about multicore computing. It's written by Andrew Herbert (an apposite name), who seemingly is the head of Microsoft Research in Cambridge. It's just about the biggest load of cobblers I've ever heard about ...
01-Nov-2008
03:46:03
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Facebook: do I get to say "I told you so?"
Just noticed that slashdot is running a story on Facebook applications and data privacy: Privacy activists are rallying around yet another major issue at Facebook, in which the company is secretly sharing user data with third parties. Researchers from ...
07-Feb-2008
12:26:17
49
Facebook faces privacy questions
Just noticed this report on the BBC News website: Facebook is to be quizzed about its data protection policies by the Information Commissioner's Office. The investigation follows a complaint by a user of the social network who was unable to fully ...
18-Jan-2008
15:27:21
50
Facebook: and so it begins...
I just came across this security advisory via The Register. A malicious Facebook application is using social engineering techniques to persuade people to install spyware/adware on their machines: What happened is reasonably straightforward, sadly. The ...
04-Jan-2008
04:12:44
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How to leave Facebook - followup 3
On the 14th December the UK Information Commissioner's Office set me an update on my complaint about Facebook's refusal to remove your data when you try to close your account. Here's what the ICO said: I write to let you know that I am in the process ...
26-Dec-2007
03:39:12
52
Here Comes Another Bubble
Someone posted this one one of the internal Sun email aliases. As someone who's 'virtual place of work' is the Bay Area, I found this absolutely hilarious!
05-Dec-2007
04:31:03
53
Facebook privacy roundup
Steven Mansour has written a nice roundup of various articles and blog entries about Facebook's stance on privacy. What is interesting to me is not so much the concentration on Facebook, it is that there seems to be a growing awareness of the importance ...
30-Nov-2007
02:16:42
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The Government of Wonderland
In that direction," the Cat said, "lives a Hatter and in that direction lives a March Hare... They're both mad." "But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're ...
21-Nov-2007
16:05:37
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How to leave Facebook - followup 1
The electrons were barely dry on my last post when I received an email from TRUSTe about the problems I'd had getting Facebook to close my account; the interesting bit is below: Thank you for submitting your privacy complaint through the TRUSTe ...
19-Nov-2007
11:31:35
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How to leave Facebook
As I documented in my last post, it isn't actually possible to leave Facebook, all you can do is 'deactivate' your account. I got in touch with Facebook and asked them to delete my account, and here is the reply I got from them: If you deactivate, ...
19-Nov-2007
10:35:38
57
Producing CSS with self-caching JSPs
One thing that's always bugged me about CSS is that it doesn't have any sort of macro facility, so if you want to use (say) a HTML colour code in several places you need to hard-code it into all of them, which is a right pain. As the app I'm working on ...
15-Oct-2007
07:29:59
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The new opensolaris.org user management webapp moves into the light
As outlined here I've been working away on providing the infrastructure needed to break up the current monolithic J2EE application used to host opensolaris.org. I've just released the source code of the existing portal, a large J2EE application. As ...
28-Sep-2007
16:48:25
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Source code for the opensolaris.org portal released
After a long haul, I've finally released the source code of the J2EE web application that runs the opensolaris.org website. If you are interested, the source can be browsed online at: http://src.opensolar...
28-Sep-2007
16:41:22
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Visiting Baby - the world's first stored-program computer
I had to attend a meeting in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon, so while I was there I took the chance to drop in on Baby, or as it is more properly known, the Small-Scale Experimental Machine, or SSEM for short. Baby was the world's first stored-program ...
14-Jun-2007
06:01:04