Red Hat 9 -> Fedora Core Part II

Nov. 19, 2004, 4:36 a.m.

Yesterday when I finally managed to boot up after migrating from Redhat 9.0 to Fedora Core 3, it was with a minimalistic installation. An installation without gnome, KDE or any of the office or developer tools. Adding these packages turned out to be a wrist spraining affair.The package manager at fi ...

Red Hat 9 -> Fedora Core

Nov. 18, 2004, 4:42 a.m.

Yesterday having successfully managed to install Fedora Core 3, I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my heavily patched Red Hat 9.0 installation. It ended up being a disaster.Things got off to a bad start when the installer kept insisting that my /usr partition was too small. That is a lie, ther ...

Fedora Core 3 Installation

Nov. 17, 2004, 5:17 a.m.

Just got hold of a set of Fedora Core 3 CDs and had a go at installing it on my machine that is currently running Red Hat 9. This is the first time that a Fedora CD is seeing the inside of my CDROM. That's because I have a highly customized version of Red Hat 9.00. Customized in the sense that very ...

java.net is pulling your leg

Nov. 16, 2004, 5:21 a.m.

java.net, the so called source for java technology collaborartion has a sense of humor. We already have java.sun.com and java.com confusing enough for most people even without all the subsections on java.sun.comSo what exactly is java.net? it looks a like a collection of blogs, and news feeds which ...

Print Suite and Card Designer

Nov. 15, 2004, 5:25 a.m.

We have been threatening to release the Rad Inks Print Suite for a long long time. Then on august 31, we finally did. On November 04th we followed it up by the first new version (1.01).There aren't that many significant feature enhancements in the new version (except for the fact that a single order ...

Date and Time Difference in Java

Nov. 7, 2004, 5:27 a.m.

Though I have been a programmer for 17 years I have never quite got the hang of date/time calculation in any of the programming language I know (I can assure you there are quite a few). Recently I needed to calculate the time elapsed since a thread was started and here is what I came up with first: ...

javax.imageio.spi.ImageWriterSpi: Illegal configuration-file syntax

Nov. 4, 2004, 5:33 a.m.

Recently a client who ordered a customized version of Rad Uploadhad a problem with the applet when it was deployed on his server. It worked fine when it was run off our own servers. The error was something like this: ...

mysql subqueries

Nov. 3, 2004, 5:37 a.m.

I decided to find out how many duplicate accounts exists in one of our databases and made a startling discovery about mysql sub queries.For many years PHP scripters (and other programmers for that matter) have been using a nested loop in place of subqqueries in mysql. The enlightened decided not to ...

million dollars wasted?

Nov. 2, 2004, 8:20 a.m.

Computer Associates seems to think that software is used only in a handfull of countries. At least that is the impression you might get if you read up on their so called 'Million Dollar Challenge.The pdf that describes this contest says in bold capital letters:THE CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR PRESENTATIO ...

thunderbird

Nov. 1, 2004, 2:09 a.m.

Having installed firefox a few days ago, I decided to have a go at installing thunderbird. The firefox installation certainly didn't go very smoothly for me, which was disapointing.Unlike the other products I try out on an almost weekly basis, firefox been a browser has every single internet user as ...