Day: February 5, 2003

  • XP

    I loathe critical updates.

  • Jeremy Allaire Moving On

    Jeremy Allaire: After eight years with Allaire and Macromedia, I’ve decided to move on. What a ride its been, and will no doubt continue to be.

    Good luck, sounds like the new gig will be tough but fun.

  • Gnome 2.2.0

    LWN notes that Gnome 2.2.0 has been released.

  • After Groove Web Services

    John Burkhardt after releasing his baby into the wild: “Ok guys, what’s next?”

  • Mono Doc 0.1 Released

    From the Mono site: “A preliminary release of the Mono Documentation Browser is now availble. Release notes

  • Temporary Fix

    I’m posting this from a temporary install to make sure that I gather all the neccesary bits from my hard drive.  I figured that if I went to all the trouble, I wouldn’t loose anything, but if I just trusted everything to be backed up, I’d forget something.

    Hopefully I’ll get everything double backed up and restored later this evening.

  • Blojsom Picks Up Calender-Based Navigation

    Quickie: Blojsom now supports calendar-based navigation.

  • Main Box Hosed

    It looks like I’ve hosed my main XP box.

    One second I was playing a demo (that shall remain nameless to protect the thing that hosed my OS) and the next it was locked up. I hit the reset button, and have been booting with various options, using the XP recovery console, and trying other fun tricks ever since. All is not lost, as all of the crucial stuff is on a different drive and/or backed up.

    Do not worry, Radio is not on that box, so I’ll be able to bitch and moan throughout the reinstall process 🙂

  • Jetty 4.2.7

    Jetty 4.2.7 has been released:

    Jetty is an Open Source HTTP Servlet Server written in Java. It is a full featured HTTP/1.1 server and a Servlet container. It is designed to be small, fast, embeddable and extensible. It supports HTTP/1.1, servlets 2.3, and JSP 1.2.

    This release upgrades the JSSE libraries to fix a security vulnerability found in the reference implementation of SSL. SSL users are advised to upgrade to this release or update their SSL jars from JSSE 1.0.3_01.

  • Next on VH1’s Behind the Weblogs

    Mark Pilgrim:

    Pretty soon we’ll have a privacy policy and a mission statement, and it’s all downhill from there.

  • Blosxom OSX Installer


    After much futzing and a few hints dropped along the way ;-), I’m happy to announce the Blosxom Installer for Mac OS X.

    This is good news for OSX users.  I’ll still have to use the ‘less than 5 minute install’ process 🙂

  • ASP.NET Without C#: Why Bother?

    I was looking at ASP.NET books over the weekend, and I found that the majority of books that cover ASP.NET choose to do so using VB.NET rather than the relatively easy and extremely powerful C#.  I wonder why this is?  Oldskool VB was definately easier than C++.  Today VB.NET is almost as (if not just as) complex as C# (IMHO), while C# seems to be more simple and elegant.

    I picked up ASP.NET: Tips, Tutorials and Code at MicroCenter over the weekend (for $4.99!) and it tries to cover both VB and C#, though it is extremely biased towards VB.  I’m really not going to complain for what I paid, but if it had been any more than five bucks, I probably couldn’t justify it.

    Doing ASP.NET in VB seems like buying a Bentley with a four-banger.

    On a related note, I also picked up Building Web Services with Java: Making Sense of XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI for half off at a computer show.

    I’ve been doing some skimming of both books, but I’d really like to dive in.