Wrongfully charged by AITCOM

June 30, 2004, 2:10 p.m.

AITCOM, that pathetic excuse for a web hosting company has wrongfully charged my credit card. I signed up with aitcom a month ago for their dedicated server program. There was a considerable delay in setting up the server but at the time I was willing to put it with it. Unfortunately it turned out t ...

J2SE 5.0 or J2SE 1.5

June 29, 2004, 8:39 p.m.

Yesterdy I visited java.sun.com after a weeks gap to find a strange new creature on the products page. It was called Java Standard Edition 5.0, this new creature is something I have never heard of before.There weren't any definitive article (one that could be easily found anyway) that described what ...

Domain Name Resellers

June 28, 2004, 8:45 p.m.

Just out of curiosity I checked some of reseller schemes available from different domain name registrars. There are 12 domain names where I am listed as one contact or other. I was just wondering if it's possible to save a few bucks by signing up as a reseller - it looks like I can make huge saving ...

Anatomy of an Audio Book

June 27, 2004, 8:58 p.m.

How do you create an audio book using Text To Speech (TTS) technologu? Well here's how I did The saadhu testament.The book was only available as a microsoft word document or as html - the HTML is exactly what is available on the Saadhu website for free online reading and this is what I decided to us ...

ServerPronto

June 27, 2004, 9:53 a.m.

It seems serverpronto may well have dedicated servers but they certainly are not pronto. An incident last week made me think they are no better than ait but they gave sufficient reasons for me to change my mind later.I ordered a server from then on the 27 of May, nearly a month ago. They wrote to m ...

Religion: JSP vs PHP

June 26, 2004, 8:54 a.m.

Which is better, JSP or PHP? that's a religious questions, depends on whether you believe in god or not? but who is god anyway?The question itself isn't a very good one. It should be which is better J2EE or PHP because it's not really possible to look at JSP in isolation. There is no doubt that PHP ...

mod_perl

June 25, 2004, 2:06 a.m.

Either I am daft or the doc is poor, either way I can't seem to figure out how to install mod_perl on my apache+ssl installation. I suspect it's the former.I downloaed the source code and did the perl Makefile.PL, make, make test and make install as described in the installation guide. Now if I have ...

From oral tradition to audio book

June 23, 2004, 10:26 p.m.

The first audio book from Sri Lanka, "the saadhu testament&quot, using synthesized speech, will be launched on the 25th of this month. It is another first by the Sri Lankan author daya dissanayake, who is convinced that the future of literature is in the e-book and the audio-book. 'the saadhu t ...

Page Rank

June 22, 2004, 11:53 p.m.

Looks like google has done a page rank calculation within the last few days. It has been over a week since I last logged in with a computer that run windows. Unfortunately the google tool bar is not yet available for linux (despite google's reliance on linux)So it would seem that the calculatio took ...

AITCOM(SUCKS).net

June 22, 2004, 8:13 a.m.

You might have already seen my comments about aitcom.net - accessing s site hosted there is like playing the lottery - you never know when your lucky number comes up and the browser finally opens up the page for you.Like the stupid idiot I am, I didn't type in 'aitcom.net' into google before signing ...

Two weeks to answer a support request

June 21, 2004, 3 a.m.

What would you think of a company that took two weeks to answer a support request. You would probably say it's better not to have answered the request at all.What would you say if the company involved is a web hosting company? in this case it was a lame webhosting company called aitcom The issue was ...

nitpicking : print vs echo

June 20, 2004, 9:13 a.m.

Nit picking can't possibly get worse than arguing over the merits and demerits of echo vs print in PHP. Other favourite topics of these nit pickers include single quotes vs double quotes and multiple if /else if/ else vs switch case.One guy had done an experiment on this topic (at http://dynacker.do ...

Adsense Login Woes

June 18, 2004, 7:59 p.m.

Adsense sessions seem to get dropped for no apparent reason at all. Three days ago, it just refused to accept my username and password. Since the passwords were stored in the password manager the question of my fogetting it does not arise. However I still went to the forgot password page and had it ...

apache ssl nightmare

June 18, 2004, 1:29 a.m.

Just had a nightmare that involved apache. It all began when a new server was ordered to host Rad Upload. It was decided to move some of the other sites that are currently hosted on other machines onto this new server.In hind sight the choice of apache version and the ssl patch chosen was where the ...

Applets and privacy

June 17, 2004, 12:14 a.m.

One of the reaons that the java sandbox was created was to prevent a malicious web site owner from reading what's in your mail box or your tax files. (Let's forget for a moment that major vulnerabilities often appear in outlook, IE and windows that allow hackers to do worse, (why are you using any ...

Rad Upload

June 15, 2004, 9:39 p.m.

Rad Upload now has it's own website. We decided to move out the Rad Upload demonstration to a separate site on a separate server (with more bandwidth) for obvious reasons.What obvious reasons? well sometimes we have several potential clients testing the applet at the same time. That usually means th ...

FTP Applet

June 14, 2004, 11:45 p.m.

We just released version 1.12 of our FTP Applet. When our SFTP (SSH FTP) applet was created last year we had no intention of supplementing it with one that offered less security. However it turned out that many of the clients who tried out the SFTP demo didn't actually have an SFTP server but had a ...

wxWindows

June 13, 2004, 8:14 p.m.

I have a confession to make. I only know one way of making a GUI; that is using java swing. I no nothing at all about the win32 APIs and have never learnt GTK or QT either.That does not mean I am not familiar with C or C++, I know both of them reasonably well - but that knowledge is limited to makin ...

tryFileCache() - not cacheable

June 13, 2004, 7:04 a.m.

If you have installed mediawiki, you might have seen this error, then again you might not have seen it because it only occurs when you attempt to cache the results.Parsing the wiki is something of a processor and memory intensive task. The database for some of the mediaviki projets like the wikiped ...

Local RPM Find

June 11, 2004, 11:28 p.m.

rpmfind.net and other similar sites are pretty neat, but they cannot tell you about the rpms in your CD spindle. rpmfind doesn't tell you about the source tarballs either. So I decided to create something along these lines for my own local use, hopefully you will find it usefull too.The first step ...

300 days, 300,000 pages, 30,000 downloads

June 11, 2004, 1:29 a.m.

Yops, that just about somes up the statistics for my Mega Upload project. Of course the top ten projects at sourceforge get ten times as many downloads each day as does megaupload. But then these projects are usually hundred times bigger in size.The other day I wrote about a new release for the jav ...

Pandora's Box

June 10, 2004, 12:09 p.m.

My hard disk is a real pandora's box. There are all kinds of daemons lurking behind dark corner. I just hope there aren't any worms or trojans. Every once in a while, when looking for some misplaced file or other I come across a long forgotton download.I have this bad habit of downloading interestin ...

Another use for aspseek

June 9, 2004, 8:31 p.m.

I have never aquired a liking for link checkers. Never bother to use them. For that reason some of my sites do have a few broken links.Aspseek, my favourite search engine has the solution. Once you run the index, do this query on your ASPSeek database taking care to replace localhost with your site' ...

Commons Upload Progress

June 9, 2004, 5:36 a.m.

the JSP edition of megaupload has been in the back burner for many moons. Recently I had a happy encounter with the Commons File Upload handler and felt like building a progress bar for it.The JSP edition at the moment does include progress bars for both jspupload and http://jakarta.apache.org"strut ...

mailparse

June 8, 2004, 5:11 a.m.

mailparse is a PHP extension that can be used to decode MIME mail messages. Though there are several open source classes that provide this fucntionality, mailparse is special because by virtue of being an extension it has an advantage when it comes to speed.In fact my first got to know about the exi ...