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Merging Mercurial repositories
A quick note because if I ever need to do this again I know I'll have forgotten how :-) I had three Mercurial repos that were parts of the same thing, a web-based browser/searcher for engineering documents at work. The three parts were all NetBeans ...
19-Apr-2014
17:08:10
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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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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
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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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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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Someone's noticed our Open Source strategy...
Greg Luck has done an insightful writeup of Sun's Open Source Strategy: For Sun rather than getting a large licensing revenue from a small number of customers, they potentially get a small amount from a large number. They will be getting money from me ...
02-Nov-2006
05:57:59
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Nice one, Team NetBeans!
Just read this glowing testimonial on The Inquirer for the NetBeans World Tour, which has reached Buenos Aires. I met Roumen Strobl briefly at the last Tech Day in London, and he seems like a really nice guy - I'm pleased to see he's even impressing ...
23-Oct-2006
15:53:09
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Run-time type checking with Java Generics
I've been looking at the Apache XML-RPC library, and figuring out how best to marshal and unmarshal Java objects that I'm passing between the client and server. XML-RPC only supports a limited set of data types, so if you want to pass the contents of an ...
13-Jul-2006
07:38:48
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Tsunami relief - how Sun employees can help
I've noticed a few BSC folks blogging (1) (2) (3) about how to contribute to the various relief funds that are being set up by aid agencies. If I might make a suggestion - if we can channel this money throught the Sun Foundation, I think Sun will match ...
28-Dec-2004
11:53:24
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Canada to the rescue
In the wake of the US election, I've noticed a number of posts (1) (2) from Sun employees talking about US citizens moving to Canada. Well, I'm always pleased to help my US colleagues in any way I can, so I'd like to suggest that all you would-be US ...
04-Nov-2004
04:16:36
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Hacking loadable kernel modules with perl
I was reading Alan Coopersmith's blog entry on how he hacked the Xserver with the aid of perl, and that reminded me of a hack I did myself a while back, using perl. Here's the scenario: I work mainly from home, using a Solaris 10 machine running a ...
07-Oct-2004
07:06:40
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Perl golf
My friend Stephen has posted a little challenge over on his blog. Basically it's to put a wrapper arond cal(1) so that if it is given a single argument between 1 and 12 or 'now' it prints a 3-month calendar centered around that month in the year, rather ...
01-Oct-2004
12:46:42
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YAPC::EU roundup #2
Well, I'm back from from the YAPC::EU conference, so I should probably write up the rest of the happenings. On Thursday Tim Bunce arrived - I was hoping he was coming as he lives in Southern Ireland. Tim is the designer and author of the extremely ...
20-Sep-2004
10:39:44
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YAPC::EU roundup #1
Well, my talk yesterday on how we use perl to help in the development of Solaris went down OK - the only heckling was friendly (thanks, Nick ;-) and I was asked if I would release some of the bits I talked about as Open Source, specifically the stuff for ...
16-Sep-2004
08:59:44