Tomcat 5

May 31, 2004, 9:09 p.m.

It has been a long long time since I last played around with Tomcat. The last version I worked with was tomcat 4.1.27 and that itself tells a story. I had it configured to collaborate with my apache installation via the JK connector. However in the process of making numorous changes to apache this c ...

javamail.providers

May 31, 2004, 2:54 a.m.

I have pulled out quite a few hairs trying to get my java VM to recognize the settings in the javamail.providers file. The javamail API is extensible. Meaning you can write your own mail protocol implementation if you want. Well I didn't write my own but I am experimenting with the maildir implement ...

The wonders of C

May 30, 2004, 7:12 a.m.

The last time I worked with C or C++ was close upon two years ago. Just now I had an opportunity to write a few lines of code in C++. There is a strong feeling of achievement when you type ./something and it gives the expected output instead of a core dump. It doesn't feel quite the same when you t ...

WebCam on Linux

May 28, 2004, 9:42 p.m.

I have a web camera that had been gathering dust for nearly six months, primarily because I was under the impression that drivers were not available for linux. (So why did I buy it in the first place? I didn't it was a gift).Since it's very rare for me to find myself on the M$ platform, the camera w ...

Mixing Java and PHP

May 28, 2004, 5:17 p.m.

I tried compiling java support for PHP a couple of days ago with out much success. Yesterday I found myself on windows after sometime and decided to see try out java extension on windows. It worked like a charm, (which I found rather disappointing).Determined to get this setup on linux I decided to ...

Hello Sphinx

May 28, 2004, 12:24 a.m. voice

Finally managed to get the Sphinx 4 demos to run with out throwing a heap of exceptions. This success sadly was not achieved on my linux box.After deleting the entire source tree followed by another CVS checkout, the build process went smoothly and the programs actually started up without any error. ...

Sphinx Update

May 27, 2004, 3:26 p.m.

Since I last wrote about sphinx I ran a cvs update on the source tree. I made progress with this update, or at least I was now beginning to get a different set of exceptions(which is encouraging).I noticed that most of the exceptions generated by the demos involved the WSJ_8gau_13dCep_16k_40mel_130H ...

ServerPronto

May 27, 2004, 10:41 a.m.

If you are looking for an ISP here's one not to use. Yesterday I ordered a dedicated server from them. About 12 hours after the order was sent, I recieve a mail from them asking me to photo copy both sides of my credit card and mail it to them!!!The email goes onto say that it's their standard proce ...

VoiceXML and SSL

May 26, 2004, 8:42 a.m.

What has VoiceXML got to do with SSL? not much. So why am I writing about it? Well today I purchased an SSL certificate. When a certificate authority issues you with a SSL or developer certificate they may verify the details that you provided with a phone call. In some cases a phone call is all the ...

Java in a PHP List

May 25, 2004, 10:15 p.m.

Now there is an argument on Java in the PHP mailing list. A couple of wags have commented that an applet cannot connect to the server it originated from. Unfortunately the first to make that comment does not know the meaning of localhost.He had written an applet that attempts to connect to localhost ...

RPM on 2.6.5

May 25, 2004, 1:25 p.m.

Because of the problems associated with RPM on linux 2.6.5, I decided to upgrade my RPM installation. Even though I compile most software from sources, I thought it would be inappropriate to do so for RPM.So I dug up RPM-4.3.1 from rpmfind.net. The distribution I use is Red Hat 9, but my installatio ...

The list idiot

May 24, 2004, 8:38 p.m.

Yesterday someone in the evolt list asked about using Weblogic to deliver servlets. Curiosly this guy doesn't even have a web application, he is just building a dynamic coporate website. What matters though is that he was willing to learn. So I commented about the waste of using battle tank to hunt ...

Apache SSL

May 24, 2004, 4 a.m.

The last time I wrote about Apache SSL I made a mistake. At the time I was under the impression that the apache SSL installation can only be used to deliver pages over HTTPS and I mistakenly thought that I would have to run a separate http daemon to deliver non SSL pages.I couldn't have been more wr ...

Another Page Rank Calculation?

May 23, 2004, 4:07 a.m.

It looks like there may have been another page rank calculation during the last few days. Since the google toolbar is not available for unix like systems and I login to a windows machine very very rarely, I cannot be certain about the date of the calculation.It does look like lots of sites have seen ...

Getting Started With Subversion

May 21, 2004, 11:29 p.m. rcs , subversion

In the process of working with the Info Dancer maildir implementation, I contacted it's author Mathew Hunter and discussed making a contribution (code not financial).I came to learn the he is using subverson for source control instead of CVS. It just so happens I had totally corrupted some of my cvs ...

Getting Started with Sphinx 4

May 20, 2004, 9:46 p.m.

I checked out the Spinx 4 voice recognition system from their CVS repository and finally found the time to upgrade my ant so that I could build it.Earlier I wrote about how some of their models appeared to have gone missing (the website does not contain working download links for them) but surprise ...

PHP with java

May 20, 2004, 7:08 a.m.

I have read countless posts by users on the php mailing lists from people having trouble installing the java extension for PHP. I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about.In case you are new to PHP, the java extension is a system that allows you to make use all the power of the java programmi ...

Search at last

May 19, 2004, 2:01 a.m.

These blogs and the rest of this site is finally searchable. This long overdue feature has been finally added with the help of aspseek.The name ASPseek is quite misleading. Once someone asked in the PHP mailing list for a site search engine, I recommended ASPSeek and pat came the reply 'but that's f ...

LInux 2.6.5 and Sound

May 17, 2004, 10:21 p.m.

A few days ago I thought I had successfully configured and upgraded my kernel to 2.6.5. Apprently not. When I switched on my speakers after a lapse of few days, they had gone on strike.Since upgrading the kernel I have been getting a couple of warnings about /dev/dsp not being accessible but I chose ...

infodancer

May 16, 2004, 10:45 p.m.

I continued my investigaion of infodancer after downloading and installing the Orielly upload handler as well as apache log4J. While I believe the com.orielly.servlet package to be a fine set of classes I am reluctant to use it, since I am investigating infodancer to be used as part of an open sourc ...

J2ME and the 6600

May 15, 2004, 8:05 p.m.

Recently I had a run in with the Nokia 6600. This phone is no longer new but it's still a very interesting phone indeed because it supports MIDP 2.0 and the MMAPI not to mentioned the bluetooth for java API.Developing MIDlets on this phone turned out to be quite a challenge though. Obviously on such ...

More on maildir

May 15, 2004, 7:35 a.m.

Infodancer is an attempt to provide java implementations for many of Prof. D.J Bernsteins ideas. I downloaded infodancer only because it contains a Maildir implementation in java, closer inspection reveals that it has support for other stuff including a folder named qmail. Infodancer also contains ...

Sphinx 4

May 15, 2004, 12:47 a.m.

Decided to checkout CMU Sphinx and give it whirl. Sphinx 4 is a pure java voice recognition system. After having extracted the source code I found that I need to upgrade my ant, so I put it off temporarily.The software requires several 'voice models' unfortunately on the sphinx 4 websites all the do ...

RPM on linux 2.6.5

May 14, 2004, 12:41 a.m.

I ran into another problem with the 2.6.5 kernel today. For the first time since upgrading to the 2.6.5 kernel I had to use an RPM. Unfortunately rpm -qa returned an errorerror: db4 error(11) from dbenv->open: Resource temporarily unavailableerror: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Resource ...

Google Changes Again

May 12, 2004, 10:39 p.m.

Google seems to have gone back to their habit of changing the first few results every few hours. However what's more interesting is that they have announced yet another change to the adsense program - of course that means a change adwords have followed almost immidiately.The new change involes the d ...