Day: December 28, 2002

  • TCPTrace 0.7.2

    Simon Fell:

    Just posted v0.7.2 which adds the option to fix up linefeeds from non-windows platforms so that they display properly. Thanks to Eric Promislow for the suggestion.

    TCPTrace: for when you’re banging your head against the wall debugging web services.

  • Ten Codes Over IP

    Bill Kearney thinks about oldskool CB radios and the 10 codes that were used:

    This isn’t quite syndication related. Once upon a time there was CB radio and it’s ten codes. You know, 10-4, 10-20, etc. I’m wondering how these codes might be relevant to notification/update systems. Especially with regard to query/response sessions with wireless and/or low-bandwidth devices. Being able to query for a location started this train of thought. Being able to ask/reply to a ’10-20′, for example, would be rather handy if one were doing any geo-positioned sort of stuff.

    Bill has put together an RDF schema as a thought, but I can see something like this utilized at a much lower level.  Howabout a cel phone running a minimal TCP/IP stack, a stripped down web server (with XML-RPC or SOAP built on top perhaps).  Now imagine that cel phone sending a simple HTTP request to a HTTP 10-20 query:

    HTTP/1.0 200 OK
    Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 13:46:23 GMT
    Server: GNokiaSrv/0.2.1
    Content-type: text/plain
    10-20: Lat: 45 35 30 Lon: -90 45 10

    Now imagine all of the wicked things that even a small horsepower processor could do with that information relative to its current location.

    Now, lets take a step back, take a look at some common 10 codes and think about the wicked things that could be done with them.

    Today’s big picture moment brought to you by the number 10 and the letter Z.

  • Erik’s Flu

    Hope ya feel better, Erik.

  • Evolution 1.2.1

    Ximian Evolution 1.2.1 has been released.  The freshmeat page notes added features and bugfixes.

  • Down with Direct Attached Disks

    Phil Windley on enterprise storage:

    If someone’s going to store sensative data, they ought to use the best techniques available, not the same ones my Aunt uses to store her recipes.

  • Sam On Gump

    Sam on Gump:

    Andy Oliver: I suspect is the configuration that Sammy boy uses to run Gump on his Thinkpad… It is building all of Jakarta/XML/etc., so its understandibly a lot for my T-30 to do.   Somehow, I manage on my T-23.  Also, I think you underestimate the communityCentipede is getting on board – by starting small.  My guess is that the JAXP stuff can all be removed.  FYI: here is a complete list of dependencies that are required for a full build.