Day: February 17, 2003

  • Radio Backup and Restore

    John Robb:

    Radio back-up and restore is here.

  • 802.11b Switch from Vivato

    Wi-Fi Networking News has the scoop on Vivato:

    Yesterday at Demo, Vivato announced the details of their first Wi-Fi phased-array antenna/switch, an indoor office system that can serve up to 150 users at 11 Mbps at distances up to 300 meters for about $9,000.

    The emphasis above is on antenna/switch, which is quite different than an antenna/access point.

  • PHP 4.3.1

    PHP 4.3.1 has been released to fix a CGI security problem.

    PHP contains code for preventing direct access to the CGI binary with configure option “–enable-force-cgi-redirect” and php.ini option “cgi.force_redirect”. In PHP 4.3.0 there is a bug which renders these options useless.

  • PyQt Tutorial

    Boudewijn Rempt and David Mertz at IBM developerWorks look at Qt and PyQt:

    The Qt toolkit is a widely-used cross-platform GUI toolkit, available for Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, and handheld platforms. QT has a well-structured, but flexible, object-oriented organization, clear documentation, and an intuitive API. In this article, David Mertz and Boudewijn Rempt look at the Qt library, with a focus on the PyQt bindings that let Python programmers access Qt functionality.

  • WS-Complexity

    The SD Times:

    You can’t blame older Web developers if they are overwhelmed when considering all the new Web services standards on their way. For example, in mid-December 2002, BEA, IBM, Microsoft, RSA, SAP and VeriSign announced a new set of specifications on top of WS-Security: WS-Policy, WS-Trust and WS-SecureConversation. Next, in January, Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, Oracle, Sonic and Sun announced WS-Reliability to try to bring rhyme and reason to Web services’ transport infrastructure.

  • OpenMosixWebView and PyMT


    openMosixWebView is a PHP script for monitoring an openMosix cluster via the Web. It produces Web charts and useful info tables. It uses openMosixview’s openMosixCollector logs and openMosix metainfo.

    The screenshots look pretty slick, similar to some php-based network traffic graphing programs that I’ve seen.


    PyMT is a Python module for easy access to Movable Type’s xml-rpc API. This allows you to build desktop or Web applications for managing your MT weblogs without using the MT administrative interface.

    Cool.  Another type of glue for Python.