Neglected

Dec. 30, 2005, 1:44 p.m.

If you are a frequent visitor to this site, I hope you will be sad to see that it has fallen into neglect. The neglect is reflected by the log stats too, this week the site has delivered only half as many pageviews as it did the last week of November. Now it could be because of the holidays. I am ho ...

Yum my Firefox

Dec. 14, 2005, 12:10 p.m.

Finally found a YUM repository that has firefox 1.5. It's a place called nrpms. The yum update went very smoothly, none of the hassles found in the binary download on mozilla.com or the RPMs available all over the place.Since all the plug ins have to be reinstalled, I thought this is the best time t ...

Apache 2.2 client denied by server configuration

Dec. 12, 2005, 1:50 p.m.

Setting up and starting apache 2.2 went smoothly. The first hiccup occured when a virtual host was added. The site cannot be browsed. The log file says: ...

Rad Upload 2.21

Dec. 9, 2005, 7:13 a.m. Rad Upload

For the first time in a long time, a bug fix release of Rad Upload had to be made available.The previous release, version 2.20 introduced the ability to fire a javascript notification when upload completes. It unfortunately introduced a small bug too. Users complained that the max_upload property, ...

Apache 2.20

Dec. 8, 2005, 7:14 a.m.

Apache 2.20 has been released. One of the most exciting features (as far as I am concerned) is large file support. Yes you can now use your favourite webserver to upload and download files greater than 2Gb in size. Naturally the ablity to upload such large files makes me very excited. Let's get on ...

Getting started with Cold Fusion.

Dec. 6, 2005, 9:34 a.m.

After having gone through the thoroughly boring installation steps for Cold Fusion MX 7, now it's time to figure out how to start the server. They seem to have conviniently forgotten to put this information in a readme file or to include it in the getting started page on the Macromedia site.. A quic ...

ColdFusion leaves me cold

Dec. 4, 2005, 1:47 a.m.

I am trying out Cold Fusion for the very first time. There was a big fuss many years ago about cold fusion of Hydrogen. It turned out to be a damp squib. Coldfusion software leaves me a bit cold. The download is a whopping 276Mb. There are complete linux distros that include JVMs and GCC that happen ...

Firefox One and a Half

Dec. 2, 2005, 3:55 a.m.

Downloaded firefox 1.5, like the last time I tried to install firefox things refused to go smoothly. Interesting that the download site has changed to mozilla.com. What hasn't changed is the insistence that they do a browser detection and try to force a file down your throat.The firefox-1.5.tar.gz f ...

A java bug.

Nov. 30, 2005, 2:31 p.m.

The last thing that java comunity need now is a serious java bug that would get widely reported on security sites. Unfortunately it has happened and this bug seems to effect all versions relased over last 5 years or so.The timing couldn't have been worse. Java has been gaining ground. The last seri ...

Google Urchin on Home Base?

Nov. 16, 2005, 10:51 a.m.

Just tried two of googles services, one made my head spin, the other made me wonder if google is loosing it's marbles.Urchin Web Analytics, now called Google Analytics used to be a $199 per month service. Just recently they started to offer it free of charge to adwords users. Since Rad Inks spends q ...

Google bug?

Nov. 11, 2005, 1:19 p.m.

Freshmeat, being such a large site, appears at the top for many search queries that revolve around software. Until today the description (the extract) that follows the link was a true extract of the webpage concerned.All that has changed. If you type in Rad Upload into google, this what you see:fres ...

ASP.NET and Include.

Nov. 10, 2005, 10:37 a.m.

We should not make disparaging remarks about ASP.NET developers. They are the less fortunate in society. We should sympathize with this disadvantaged community who have never had the opportunity to write code in PHP or Java.Take for example the case of the include or require calls in PHP. These lang ...

ASP.NET logging to Apache error_log

Nov. 8, 2005, 7:26 a.m.

Grr, who designed the structure for the ASP.NET documentation? I have been scratching my head for nearly an hour trying to figure out how to place a message in the apache log file.When you search you come up with 100 line solutions written by M$'s Most Valuable Pricks that show you how to write to w ...

ASP.NET and Mono.

Nov. 7, 2005, 4:45 p.m.

I first ran into the .NET platform in 2000, despite that I am happy to say I have never written a line of .NET code until now. My previous close encounter was purely to do with the fact that I was waging a lone battle for the honour of open source against an army of MCPs at a Microsoft certified so ...

How asynchronous is AJAX

Nov. 2, 2005, 12:39 p.m.

I have been experimenting with HTTP push. It doesn't work too well with IE so I had a look at the over hyped AJAX to see if it is any good. On the surface it is.You can listen to the readyStateChangeEvent and get notification when new data arrives. Obviously you will have to open your XMLHttpRequest ...

Cast Your Vote

Nov. 1, 2005, 5:24 p.m.

It's election time in Sri Lanka. But as you know politicians don't really deserve your vote. It's much better to spend your time voting for a more worth while cause; such as my listings on Hotscripts ...

Mega Upload 2

Oct. 29, 2005, 6:22 a.m.

It's been an year since the last release on the Mega Upload PHP branch. The project itself is nearly two and a half years old and now used at over a 100,000 thousands websites.Over the past year, there have been few contributions coming in, unfortunately due to various other commitments I never had ...

Javascript file upload

Oct. 26, 2005, 3:31 p.m.

Is it possible to do a file upload with javascript? Short answer: no. Is it possible to trap file upload events with javascript? the short answer is again no. But there is always a way.Fortunately in software it's very dangerous to say something is impossible. (People told us Rad SFTP is impossible ...

Netbeans 5 Beta (Part II)

Oct. 23, 2005, 3:14 a.m.

The attempt the other day to design a GUI with Netbeans 5 didn't meet with much success. I assumed the reason for this was because I was working on a design that was initiated with the older 4.1 version. Today I made a fresh attempt starting from scratch and met with a certain amount of success.Net ...

Jars.com Double Take

Oct. 22, 2005, 7:42 a.m.

A couple of days ago I wrote about how Rad SFTP was highly rated at jars.com. I also wrote about how Rad Upload. a product that was also submitted to jars.com around two years ago didn't get rated until just a few days ago.Almost as soon as the post was published there is another mail from jars.com ...

Another Joke By thawte

Oct. 21, 2005, 5:49 a.m.

Thawte has a very poor idea about service and customer support, so when they asked if I would like to participate in a survey I jumped at it. At the outset the survey site mentioned that it could take about 10 minutes to completed. I decided to go ahead with that just so I could let off a little bit ...

What's up at jars.com?

Oct. 20, 2005, 3:02 p.m.

Two years ago we submitted the Rad SFTP applet at jars.com. They liked it. They gave a very high rating. Highly rated applets at at jars.com used to be featued on java.sun.com. As a result Rad SFTP was featured there too.Then we submitted Rad Upload, that was also about two years ago. We never heard ...

CDAX on Linux

Oct. 18, 2005, 6:45 a.m.

My new broker is part of the Colombo Direct Access (CDAX) system and I downloaded CDAX 5.4 with much enthusiasm only to find that they have sold themselves short with the installer. Why people choose to create binary installers with native code for java applications is something that I will never fi ...

More on Obfuscators

Oct. 16, 2005, 9:44 a.m.

The author of Proguard, in the true spirit of open source software development, has links to other alternative obfuscators/optimizers on his site. I have already seen some of them because they are also included in the list at mindprod. There are exceptions and jode is one of them.Proguard as we have ...

DVD and Spectrums

Oct. 15, 2005, 4:17 a.m.

Once upon a long ago I had a Sinclair ZX spectrum with all of 16 Kilo Bytes of RAM. Today finding a file smaller than 16KB on my 120GB hard disk is a tough ask.What set me off on this bout of reminiscing was my acquistion of a DVD writer. I used to have a CD ROM before many other geeks and the same ...