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Bash Shellshocked Bug Of Doom
The intertubes are currently ablaze with the news of the Bash Shellshocked bug, with the usual glut of misinformed commentary through to apocalyptic doom-mongering. What I haven't seen mentioned is that there's a relatively straightforward workaround ...
26-Sep-2014
14:59:00
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Scala snippet of the day
The following is useful for benchmarking code from inside the REPL: def timed(op: => Unit) = { val start = System.nanoTime op (System.nanoTime - start) / 1e9 } Then you can use it like this: scala timed { Thread.sleep(5000) } res0: Double = ...
17-Feb-2012
14:04:00
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Stupid BT router...
I have the misfortune to own a BT Business 2Wire router, and bleaklow.com sits behind that. A while back it threw a fit and reconfigured itself and when I beat it into submission I didn't notice that it had also lost the port mappings for bleaklow.com. ...
23-Nov-2011
14:12:00
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mod-rewrite equivalent for Tomcat
I've migrated and merged my old blogs.sun.com and bleaklow.com blogs into this new one, using Pebble. As a result, there are a number of links out there on the interwebs to bleaklow.com that are now broken, as everything has moved around - google's ...
02-Jun-2010
18:15:00
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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XML-based J2EE frameworks considered harmful
Are you using one of the XML-based web frameworks such as Spring, WebWork or Struts? Then you've been duped. Conned. Flimflammed. Bamboozled. Hornswoggled. (Yes, this is a rant ;-) Here's why: XML doesn't get executed, it gets read Unlike Java ...
03-May-2007
04:44:05
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Why I hate XML configuration files
I'm working on a reasonably large (1000+ source files) J2EE application that makes extensive (some might say utterly excessive) use of external components - it requires in the order of 50 JAR libraries to run, over and above the standard J2EE ones.And of ...
05-Apr-2007
15:38:44
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A useful little web access log reporting tool
One of the things that was on my to-do list after setting up the Meninos do Morumbi Oldham website was to do something on the reporting front with the server log files. I'd already set up Tomcat to generate combined log format files by putting this in the ...
01-Dec-2006
04:06:19
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Hosting a community website using Solaris and Tomcat
Outside of work I'm also a member of a Community-based Samba band, Meninos do Morumbi Oldham, along with my son James. Like most people in the IT business, once people figure out what you do you inevitably get requests to help with anything related to ...
27-Nov-2006
02:54:59
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Magic NetBeans logo
This video shows a guy called Marco Tempest doing some street magic with something that looks exactly like the NetBeans logo. Bizzare!
08-Oct-2006
06:40:11
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Netbeans, JNI, Webstart and Apache
Although NetBeans has a Webstart module, it isn't really up to snuff yet, as I detailed in a previous post. Specifically, it doesn't support JNI code, and it can't sign the JAR files, which is needed if you have any JNI code to deploy. However, it's ...
28-Jun-2006
04:10:35