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81
Language wars are so boring
I've just read James Gosling's post on how he got flamed for daring to say that scripting languages aren't a panacea. Whereas the old language crusades used to be fought between the various "compiled languages" it seems the new jihad is between ...
24-Mar-2006
03:03:59
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JNI_OnUnload(): mostly useless
I've been writing a JNI wrapper that requires the creation of a native thread and I've set things up using a JNI_OnLoad() function to initialise the DLL and create an event handling thread thread. I also used the JNI_OnUnload() function to kill the ...
18-Feb-2006
16:11:26
83
Bypassing those annoying website registration forms
Picked this tip up off slashdot - some websites (e.g. the Washington Post) insist on making you register to read their content, even if the content is actually free - the assumption is that they only want the registration so they can harvest your email ...
18-Feb-2006
09:58:18
84
JSlider oddity - setFont() is ignored
Despite what you might expect, the labels on a JSlider ignore any font that you specify with setFont(), at least in the Windows L&F. Most odd.
14-Feb-2006
03:21:11
85
Oooh! Shiny! ... NetBeans 5.0
I've been very happy with NetBeans 4.1, but I've been keeping an eye on all the new stuff in NetBeans 5.0 with anticipation, especially the new Mattise GUI designer. Over the last couple of days I've been knocking together a simple Java GUI and today I ...
01-Feb-2006
17:08:51
86
Making file:// links work in thunderbird
I use thunderbird 1.5 as my mail reader, and it is always bugged me that clicks on file:// links in emails are ignored - these are frequently used internally within Sun, for example code reviews are usually done with a tool called webrev which builds a ...
27-Jan-2006
05:02:25
87
WonDLLand revisited
I previously documented my problems getting my Java/JNI wrapper for OziAPI to work. As I said in my previous post, some of my problems were down to the OziAPI DLL not getting a chance to clean up properly when the application exited. Over the Xmas ...
15-Jan-2006
15:26:11
88
Readers of 'The Register' like us!
The Register have just published their yearly IT supplier perceptions report, and Sun come out on top. Well, the results are in, and they show Sun was the company with the most favourable impression amongst our readers. Yay for us, and thanks to all ...
06-Jan-2006
05:18:10
89
Fun and games with Apache, mod_perl, TWiki and SMF, Part 3
As I said in my last post, I wanted to use one TWiki installation to support all the virtual hosts I was setting up. Although TWiki provides its own authentication and access control, it doesn't really provide a workable way of restricting read access. ...
22-Dec-2005
09:57:24
90
Fun and games with Apache, mod_perl, TWiki and SMF, Part 2
As promised in my last post I'm going to describe how I used mod_perl to script the generation of my httpd.conf file. The script is rather large, so I'm going to break it down into chunks and explain each one separately. use Apache; use ...
21-Dec-2005
03:05:46
91
Fun and games with Apache, mod_perl, TWiki and SMF, Part 1
As part of the day job I've had to set up a single machine hosting several SSL-secured websites that make heavy use of mod_perl and TWiki in particular. The sites all access some shared content (e.g. source code trees) as well as having their own ...
20-Dec-2005
09:12:47
92
Thank-you James Gosling
I'd previously tried my 12-year old son (another James!) with Logo, but he got bored with drawing boxes fairly quickly, and the Lisp-like syntax proved to be pretty impenetrable when it came to doing anything more complicated - all in all Logo wasn't a ...
15-Nov-2005
16:43:42
93
RAID for Dummies
http://www.epidauros...
03-Nov-2005
07:01:35
94
Alan in wonDLLand
Yesterday evening I had another poke at the Java wrapper for OziExplorer that I'm sporadically working on, OziExplorer is the GPS mapping application that I use. It's a pretty fat API so I'm gradually chipping away at it. My latest tweak was to add a ...
14-Sep-2005
15:14:36
95
DTrace and Perl
After reading Bryan's DTrace and PHP and DTrace and PHP, demonstrated blog entries, I thought I'd better have a crack at doing the same for Perl - after all, anything PHP can do, Perl can do better - right? ;-) I posted a question on the perl5-porters ...
09-Sep-2005
06:31:25
96
Smorgasbord: Building Win32 JNI code using NetBeans and MinGW
I use a GPS mapping application called OziExplorer, and just for laughs I started fiddling around with encapsulating the API for the application so that I could use it from Java. Access to the API is via a DLL, which meant delving into the scary world ...
10-Jul-2005
07:52:31
97
OpenCola V1.0
I noticed this post on Peter Parson's blog about Open Sourcing products such as ketchup and caffeinated, caramel-enhanced, carbonated beverages and Solaris, which prompted me to grab my OpenCola 1.0 can off the shelf in my office and post a scan of it ...
21-Jun-2005
11:44:00
98
PMD: mostly good
Tor Norbye has done a writeup on PMD, a tool that looks for common coding errors in your Java source, for example switch statements without default labels or use of the broken double checked locking pattern. It looked interesting, so I installed the ...
11-Jun-2005
08:09:30
99
Getting accurate height datums
My Garmin eTrex Summit has a built-in altimeter, and although it can auto-calibrate from the GPS fix, it isn't that accurate and it takes a while to do. The Ordnance Survey have been gradually removing the spot height and benchmark information from the ...
27-May-2005
03:15:18
100
Yet another eTrex Summit
As I documented at length earlier, I bought a Garmin eTrex Summit in October of last year, and had no end of problems with it powering itself off for no apparent reason. Garmin replaced it (twice) and the third unit was OK-ish but still tended to turn ...
26-May-2005
05:28:37