linux 2.6.5 and modules

April 30, 2004, 11:12 a.m.

Downloaded and installed the module-init-tools since that's what the article at http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/docs/post-halloween-2.6.txt said I should be doing. Even after I installed it the error messageWarning: you may need to install module-init-toolsSee http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/docs/post-hal ...

First boot of 2.6.5

April 29, 2004, 4:46 a.m.

My first attempt to boot the 2.6.5 kernel was a near disaster, i had accidentally compiled ext3 and reiserfs as modules while some partitions use these formats. As a result the kernel attempted to mount an ext3 system as an ext2 and appears to have corrupted that partilcular partition.I had to manua ...

*** Warning: make dep is unnecessary now.

April 27, 2004, 7:47 p.m.

*** Warning: make dep is unnecessary now. That's what the build system said when I attempted to compile the 2.6.5 kernel for the first time. It's been nearly a year since I last installed a new kernel. I decided to wait till 2.6 has been tried out by other guinea pigs before deciding to become one m ...

Ouch, a Network outage

April 26, 2004, 10:59 p.m.

Ouch, the Site With the LAMP plus most of the sites owned/managed by radinks suffered a network outage on friday. Some sites were inaccessible for as much as ten hours. All because the upstream provider was holding our ISP to ransom. Fortunately our web hosting company is a professional outfit and t ...

6600

April 25, 2004, 10:56 p.m.

Got my hands on the nokia 6600, a really good looking phone indeed. It supports the new MIDP 2.0 and MMAPI in fact it's one of the handfull of phones around that have both these features.The good looks are mostly due to the fact that it has a 65k color screen that's leagues ahead of my siemens S55, ...

The Matrix Reloaded

April 24, 2004, 8:51 p.m.

I am always lagging way behind when it comes to taking in the movies but finally caught up with the matrix reloaded. As with any second part of a series they have sold themselves short. This film is too much special effect and too little story.It's not all bad though they have paid a lot of attentio ...

Bloat ware

April 23, 2004, 9:57 a.m.

I have been looking around for an open source java web mail implementation, there aren't many around and what I located seemed like serious bloatware.To create a basic IMAP mail client in java takes only a few hundred lines of code. If you refine it and secure it it may run upto a couple of thousand ...

J2ME complete reference.

April 21, 2004, 6:58 p.m.

If you are trying to decide on whcih J2ME book to buy, this titile is definitely not what you want. It was published in 2003 so it's probably fair enough that it does not discuss about MMAPI or some of the aspects of MIDP 2.0, but what justification is there to devoting about 200 pages to databases? ...

Commons

April 20, 2004, 10:43 p.m.

I have looked into many a J2EE file upload handler. Just started playing around with commons and I am fascinated by the quality of this software. It's well designed and well written and it looks much better than the other (struts) upload handler put out by the jakarta project.Though I really hate st ...

MIDP 1.0 To MIDP 2.0

April 20, 2004, 10:10 a.m.

Have a problem on my hands, i have two phones with MIDP 1.0 in them, being searching for hours trying to figure out if there is a way to upgrade the MIDP version to 2.0 since that is so much neater and includes so much more features (like the MMAPI for example).So far all my searching has come to no ...

7210

April 18, 2004, 11:09 p.m.

The nokia 7210 is definitely one of the most stupid phones that I have ever seen. It's a GPRS and MMS phone but doesn't have a camera so it's not much use when it comes to MMS. It would have been alright if it had a large amount of memory but it does not.It's one of those phones with the wierdly sha ...

The A9

April 16, 2004, 7:37 a.m.

The A9 is a highway in Sri Lanka, the most famous highway in fact. Now the A9 is also a search engine, but close inspection seems it's not a new search engine at all it's derived from google results and even deliver adsense ads.A9 also integrates with the old alexa which google now controls, alexa s ...

CMU Sphinx

April 15, 2004, 4:32 a.m. voice

Just installed CMU Sphinx. Had a look the docs and it kind of made my head spin. In case you have read past entries in this blog you would know that I am the kind of guy who reads tech docs for relaxation the way other people read novels.Having trouble with he docs I then decided to try the next bes ...

Major changes to Mega Upload

April 14, 2004, 9:16 a.m.

I have just released version 1.40 of mega upload, my progress monitor for PHP file uploads. This version should scale better than older versions because the architecture has changed.note: before you read this blog entry you might want to take a quick look at the mega upload intro. Don't worry it's ...

Customer Support and Mailing Lists

April 13, 2004, 10:12 a.m.

Do you use a company email address for mailing lists? many people do. Probably because firewalls prevent them from using their personal mail address. Unfortunately many corporate emails have autoresponders to tightly integrated with them.When you post to the php general mailing list for example, you ...

SMS with java.

April 12, 2004, 7:10 a.m.

I have had the kannel SMS gateway installed on my computer for a long long time but Ihave never before tried to send an SMS through java (J2SE not J2ME).Had a look at some of the java libraries around they all seem to have one problem or another. Some of them are related to problems with the java s ...

End of the road for adsense?

April 11, 2004, 9:17 a.m.

Google recently made changes to their adwords programs. Since adsense is the siamese twin of adwords they cannot be separated easily, as a result the adsense program has also undergone changes but the bottom line is that as a publisher you may recieve much less per click through than you used to. Th ...

Speech Recognition - Alternative Tokens

April 9, 2004, 8:43 p.m.

Voice recognition -Writing speech recognition engines is a very complex and difficult task. Writing software that makes use of voice recognition engines and libraries is comparatively easier.One of the issues that you face is that sometimes a spoken word can be matched to several different written w ...

Page Rank Calculated

April 9, 2004, 12:59 a.m.

Looks like google has recalculated it's page rank again. This recalculation comes after just three weeks. Which is in stark contrast to the last time around when there was a difference of eight weeks between recalculations. (according to my rekonning the last calculation was March 17).I am delighte ...

Google and mirrors

April 8, 2004, 11:11 a.m.

Googles (FIND AND LINK) says on their site that they do not list mirrors. THey also mention that they do not index pages that are similar in content. Then why is it that a search for java upload sees three different entries that refer to jftp in the first page?To be fair by them the authors of JFTP ...

JSGF Woes

April 6, 2004, 8:06 p.m.

Having trouble with JSGF - The Java Speech Grammar Format. The JSGF is primarily used with rule grammars in speech recognition. It seems some of the syntax in JSGF has been borrowed from regular expressions but unfortunately you don't find all the power of regex in JSGF.Since it has been inspired by ...

Proxies and Privacy

April 6, 2004, 1:06 a.m.

There is an alarming trend in south asia (and possibly other parts of the world) - more and more internet service providers use transparent proxies. While there is nothing wrong in using a proxy to save their bandwidth transparent proxying is certainly unethical and has serius privacy implecations.T ...

Google and Yahoo and Spam

April 4, 2004, 9:18 p.m.

Google has been ringing the changes of late. I have recently written that these may not all be positive. And yesterday I did some searches which indeed proves my suspicions. The same can be said about yahoo search.I wanted to look up a computer parts retailer in dubai. I tried all the obvious searc ...

Go Daddy

April 4, 2004, 6:51 a.m.

The other day I registered a domain with godaddy for the simple reason that they charge only half of what our regular domain registrar charges.Their is probably the worst online transaction system I have ever seen. There were around ten different steps in the entire process and most of them were red ...

CloudGarden

April 3, 2004, 6:52 a.m.

Been playing around with speech recognition on cloudgarden. At the moment I have an eval version and not to sure if it's worth the upgrade.The primary draw back with cloud garden is that is not a pure java implementation of the java speech API. Conceding the fact that it would be pretty hard to buil ...