Incompatible object argument for function call

Oct. 29, 2004, 9:12 a.m.

I have written a few times before about bugs in Java 5 (see Oct 12th entry for example). A more serious bug something which I have often noticed before but not blogged about is the class verification error that is often seen by many a developer (and user of java 5.0). Here is a detailed example of t ...

Megaupload

Oct. 26, 2004, 4:11 a.m.

It was only three weeks ago that I made the previous release of the PHP edition of mega upload, It had to be followed up by another release today because 1.44 is not as secure as it should be.As a downloader named Dimitry pointed out, the 1.4x branch passes the list of file names as part of the quer ...

Subversion

Oct. 25, 2004, 9:13 a.m. cvs , rcs , subversion

Many moons ago, I downloaded subversion because I had messed up the CVS installation on my computer (not that I was making much use of it anyway) and wanted to try something different. Finally I had a chance to install it.One of my worst habits is downloading a software and leaving it to rot in some ...

Firefox and java

Oct. 23, 2004, 11:23 a.m.

After spending quite a bit of time installing firefox, the next step is to try out an applet on it. So I made the link to jdk1.5.0/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so and started up the browser again, it worked despite the fact that java 5.0 has quite a few problems of it's own.Hang on where di ...

Firefox and xpistub

Oct. 22, 2004, 7:48 a.m.

I wrote a couple of days back about trouble installing firefox, the error message ./firefox-installer-bin: relocation error: /usr/local/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: undefined symbol: pango_find_base_dir wasn't in google's index.There were less than 10 results for the second half of that error message re ...

tempfs vs RAM Disk

Oct. 21, 2004, 7:46 a.m.

I am beginning to wonder why I ever bothered with RAM disks. Apprently tempfs can offer all the benefit of RAM disk and more.For years I used to think /dev/shm that used to show up with a call to df was just for shared memory. How stupid can you get?! according to the kernel documentation, it probab ...

Movable Type Upgrade

Oct. 19, 2004, 8:20 p.m.

Just downloaded the latest version of MovableType (3.11). They certainly have made it very difficult to download it. They have one of those wierd images with distorted set of characters which you have to read out and enter into the form to complete your download. It took me three attempts.I probably ...

Site Overhaul

Oct. 19, 2004, 5:43 a.m.

After installing the wiki a few days ago I decided to change the appearence of the entire site to match the wiki. Of course there is considerable risk involved, UI changes more often than not result in sites being confined to obsecurity because they lose what ever positions they may have held in SEs ...

Rewrites and CGI

Oct. 18, 2004, 12:23 p.m.

The newly installed wiki caused the cgi scripts on this site to stop functioning. The actual culprit was the URL rewrites that were used with wiki to translate 'ugly urls' (as mediawiki authors call it) into the 'good looking' URLs that you see on the Wiki section of this website. The exact error wa ...

USB Drive on linux 2.6.8

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

After a lot of effort I finally manage to mount my Creative MuVo Tx as a USB drive. As it turns out, part of the problem was that I had turned off SCSI support. According to what I gathered you don't need SCSI emulation for CD burning if you are using linux 2.6 (I haven't upgraded my CD Burning soft ...

Mozilla and Firefox

Oct. 15, 2004, 9:09 p.m.

Mozilla is getting further and further up my nose everyday so instead of upgrading to mozilla 1.73 I decided to try out firefox instead. This is not the first time that I am trying out firefox the first attempt was about an year ago but at the time it had quite a few problems with applets so it fell ...

User Manager

Oct. 14, 2004, 8:41 p.m.

Hard On the heals of the Rad Upload release comes a new version of the Rad User Manager. This is one of the handfull of open source projects that Rad Inks is involved in. (Mega upload is not one of them, megaupload is a personal project)The new version gives you the choice of storing your PHP sessio ...

Rad Upload and HTTPS

Oct. 13, 2004, 7:57 p.m. Rad Upload

There was a new release of Rad Upload yesterday, this is th first new release after a period of more than 2 months. The new release version 1.30 adds support for SSL encryption. That means Rad Upload can now be used with HTTP, HTTPS or FTP.The release almost coincides with the 1st anniversary of the ...

Java 5 bug and a work around

Oct. 12, 2004, 11:58 a.m.

Did you see that really massive stack trace (that was thrown by the supposedly stable version of java 5) in my blog a few days ago? I think I may have found the solution.If you recall the java plug in seemed to have a problem at least in java 5 where a problem did not exist in the beta version. The ...

Overture and common cents

Oct. 11, 2004, 1:34 a.m.

I have always felt overture is a bit wierd and I recieved confirmation in the form of a cheque for the princely sum of $1.16.Since I live outside the US (in beautiful Sri Lanka) it cost them $0.80 to mail it to me. I am sure they had to pay someone to print, sign and post it so it would have cost th ...

Wiki

Oct. 10, 2004, 11:04 a.m. wiki

The site with the lamp has finally been 'wikified'If you are a frequent visitor here you might have noticed that I spent a bit of time looking at a few wiki scripts, a few days back I decided to end the quest by settling on mediawiki as the chosen one. The chosen one is now at work on this. Though I ...

Java 5 bug?

Oct. 9, 2004, 3:49 a.m.

Just upgraded the j2se 5.0 installation on my computer from the beta to the full release. It seems the beta may have been more stable than the gold.Why do I say that? well after upgrading to jdl 1.5.0 (without the beta) the plug in always throws a hiccup with Rad Upload. The very same applet that wo ...

Mega upload 1.44

Oct. 7, 2004, 10:18 p.m.

Mega Upload version 1.44 was released yesterday (7th Oct). There are two improvements over the previous version (1.43).There had been a few reports of the progress bar reaching 100% and not changing thereafter to the 'upload complete' state. I had seen this happen a few times myself but never really ...

FileSystemView

Oct. 7, 2004, 8:44 a.m.

Since the java class library that accompanies the JVM includes thousands of classes (and the number is growing all the time) it's nearly impossible to have ever used all these classes. I would be suprised if a developer who claims to have used every single class is ever found.Occaisionally when reff ...

The quest for the perfect wiki ends.

Oct. 6, 2004, 3:35 a.m.

My quest for the perfect wiki has finally ended. I have come a fully circle and finally decided to settle on mediawiki, the very product that I wanted to move away from.The mediawiki project is full of features but it's rather complex. The complexity arises from the fact that it is the software that ...

what wiki to use?

Oct. 2, 2004, 8:11 p.m.

The quest for the perfect wiki continues and today I take a look at wikiwig. The first impression is negative because the download is an 'rar' file not a zip, gz or bz2. I managed to get it extracted by moving it to a windows now to try it out.Bad news the readme file is in french, a language I do n ...

FTP Applet

Oct. 2, 2004, 9:48 a.m.

Yesterday we released the latest version of the FTP Applet. This new release makes has some significant improvements over the previous versions.The most important change is the fact that you can now switch on and off between displaying hidden files. Hidden files as we all know are not too well hidde ...

The quest for the perfect wiki

Oct. 1, 2004, 9:58 a.m.

Have you read The Quest for Karla by John Le Carre? I have always felt that the pace of his books was too slow. My quest for the perfect wiki is not moving any faster.It was a week ago that I wrote about tavi and it was more than an year ago that I tried out mediawiki. Today it's the turn of PHPWiki ...