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  • My first Freshmeat.net listing - dragList.
    05/28/2005 6:22PM
    Check it out: [dragList StandAlone 0.5][1] - Javascript drag and drop ordered lists. [1]: http://freshmeat.net/projects/draglist/?branch_id=58404&release_id=197354 ... Read Full Article
  • Announcing AreaEdit
    06/03/2005 1:32PM
    As many of you know I've been in javascript hell for the last too many weeks. I've been involved in the open source [Xinha][1] project which is a browser based WYSIWYG editor component. The idea had been to make Xinha the editor behind the formVista tag. After much deliberation, I decided to fork th ... Read Full Article
  • Linux Virtual Server Article.
    06/10/2005 6:24PM
    Found this article on slashdot, a [description of the Linux Virtual Server project.][1] For future reference. [1]: http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/05/27/0612243&from=rss ... Read Full Article
  • Fedora Core 4 released.
    06/13/2005 1:58PM
    Fedora Core 4 is now available: ... Read Full Article
  • The Importance of RSS
    06/16/2005 4:53PM
    A very interesting article speculating about Google and RSS: ... Read Full Article
  • What I've been telling coders for years.
    06/20/2005 2:43PM
    This is something I have been saying for years. Simple coding, and to some degree even software design, is an inherently outsourceable commodity. However, technologists with a deep understanding of business processes will continue to be in extremely high demand for ages to come. From [slashdot][1]: *"[Ya ... Read Full Article
  • zlib vulnerability
    07/08/2005 8:05AM
    Heads up. A remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in zlib 1.2 and later: ... Read Full Article
  • Database vendors eye open-source effect
    07/13/2005 11:37AM
    As reported by News.com, open source databases are starting to have an effect, finally: "But despite the big three's commanding presence, several upstart database companies are making a go at the relational database industry, counting on open-source products and business models to lure away customers." ... Read Full Article
  • FireFox 1.0.5 is out.
    07/13/2005 12:05PM
    Several major vulnerabilities have been found in FireFox 1.0.4. [Upgrade to 1.0.5.][1] [1]: http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/1.0.5.html ... Read Full Article
  • Power Outage!
    07/17/2005 8:42AM
    We are now experiencing our first commercial power outage in about 1.5 years.  The [Generac LP powered 15Kw][1] standby generator kicked in within 45 seconds and we've been running flawlessly on generator power ever since. No beeping UPS's. (our UPS's can only keep us online for an hour.) No crashed server ... Read Full Article
  • Extremely Cool Google Hybrid Maps
    07/23/2005 12:59AM
    Google has this incredibly cool system of overlaying street maps onto satellite photos for an incredible effect: Check it out: ... Read Full Article
  • Windows scripting engine/host version
    07/24/2005 9:44AM
    From the "tidbits of rarely used wisdom I don't want to forget department", to figure out what version of Windows Scripting engine you're running, if you ever need do, run the "cscript" command in a command window. Version 5.1 as [mentioned in this post][1] seems to have some serious problems ... Read Full Article
  • Joel on Software - Hitting the High Notes
    07/25/2005 5:25PM
    Here's an excellent article on how there's no replacement for excellent programmers; a rant I go on fairly often as people try to "commoditize" creative work ... and don't ever let yourself believe that developing software isn't a creative endeavor: "... does it even make sense to talk about having the ... Read Full Article
  • Hot Swapping SCA Drives
    07/27/2005 6:21PM
    ### Hot-swapping with SCA With SCA, it is possible to hot-plug devices. Unfortunately, this is not as simple as it should be, but it is both possible and safe. Replace the RAID device, disk device, and host/channel/id/lun numbers with the appropriate values in the example below: * Dump the partition table from ... Read Full Article
  • Microsoft Genuine Advantage Cracked in 24 Hours
    07/28/2005 3:32PM
    From slashdot: *"It looks like mandatory validation of your Windows XP license is now voluntary again. A simple [hack has been found][1] that disables the check. BoingBoing has the story. " *Full article at [slashdot.org.][2] [1]: http://www.boingboing.net/2005/07/28/microsoft_genuine_ad.html [2] ... Read Full Article
  • Running Windows With No Services
    07/28/2005 5:14PM
    From slashdot.org: *"So how many of the almost 4 dozen default-enabled services does Windows XP really need in order to preserve basic functioning, like web surfing and running applications? [Zero, as it turns out][1]. Mark Russinovich at Sysinternals demonstrates that if certain steps are followed, Windows X ... Read Full Article
  • Today Is "Sysadmin Appreciation Day"
    07/29/2005 12:09PM
    Though not many folks are likely to observe it :-) [Official Sysadmin Day Site][1] [1]: http://www.sysadminday.com/ ... Read Full Article
  • Fedora Core 4 on IBM ThinkPad T20
    08/05/2005 12:10AM
    I picked up an old IBM ThinkPad T20 to use as a beater laptop and tried to install Fedora Core 4. The first problem I encountered was any CD I tried to boot from, whether FC4 or Knoppix 3.8, would produce endless I/O errors. Knoppix 3.4 booted fine. (Had I been paying attention I would have realized the CD was fi ... Read Full Article
  • Compiling Jabberd 2.0s9 under RedHat 9 with custom mysql install.
    08/14/2005 10:05PM
    When attempting to compile Jabberd 2.0s9 under RedHat 9 with Mysql installed under /usr/local/mysql, the configure script will error out with: *checking for mysql.h in /usr/local/include/mysql... no configure: error: MySQL client libraries not found* Contrary to the Jabber documentation, the configure scri ... Read Full Article
  • Compiling Jabberd 2.0s9 under RedHat 6.2
    08/15/2005 12:24PM
    To avoid the mio.c compile error under RedHat 6.2 when compiling Jabberd 2.0s9: *mio.c: In function `mio_listen': mio.c:360: structure has no member named `ss_family' mio.c:361: structure has no member named `ss_family' mio.c:364: structure has no member named `ss_family' mio.c: In function `mio_connect': ... Read Full Article
  • Hybrid Drivers Afflicted By Software Bugs
    08/31/2005 8:49AM
    Well, no one can say this is a surprise. Some Toyota Prius hybrid drivers are winding up on the side of the road because of [software bugs][1]. [1]: http://www.baselinemag.com/article2/0,1540,1849825,00.asp ... Read Full Article
  • FireFox 1.0.7 available.
    09/24/2005 12:36PM
    Heads up, [FireFox 1.0.7][1] is available which fixes some serious security issues. [1]: http://www.mozilla.org ... Read Full Article
  • Google is now 7 years old.
    09/27/2005 12:25PM
    As reported on Slashdot, our favorite search engine company is now 7 years old. *"On this day, in 1998, [Google was born][1]. Seven years later, and it has not only become the most popular search engine on the internet, but it has also become an integral part of many people's online life. From [Google search] ... Read Full Article
  • AJAX Applications
    09/29/2005 12:59PM
    As reported on Slashdot.org: *"Perhaps many, who viewed [Zimbra presentation from yesterday][1], thought about other office-related applications they would like to see moved to the Web. Richard McManus on ZDNet [provides a list of the currently available AJAX apps][2]. Did you know there was [AJAX word proces ... Read Full Article
  • GPL 3 May Force Services to Release Source Code
    09/30/2005 10:01AM
    Richard Stallman discusses the possibility that GPL version 3, as yet to be released, will force web companies that base their services on GPL software to release the source code: The article can be read at [ZDNet][1]. How bad this will be will depend on the "linking" clauses. If, for web applicati ... Read Full Article