Eolas and Patent Folly

Sept. 30, 2005, 2:40 a.m.

It's rare for linux freaks like myself to defend Microsoft, but Microsoft's standing firm against the Eolas patent law suite does need to be comended. Should Eolos have their way in this patent battle they will then target their guns on Firefox and other browsers.When the dust settles, even if M$ en ...

Online Share Trading

Sept. 26, 2005, 5:34 a.m.

Ask me "what is the worst software you have seen?", and I wouldn't have an answer for you. I have seen thousands of really badly written software but I don't even give them a second glance.Ask me "What is the worst software you have used?" and I would say it is my stock brokers online trading system ...

SLT ADSL, DNS and Daemontools

Sept. 22, 2005, 12:33 a.m.

Many users of SLT ADSL complain about the connections slowing down to a crawl and even timeouts when browsing. I also ran into the same situation and tracked it down to a problem with Sri Lanka Telecom's DNS servers.Two of their servers '203.115.0.1' and '203.115.0.18' sometimes stop responding comp ...

Wordpress

Sept. 18, 2005, 10:16 a.m.

Had the indepth look at Wordpress as I threatened to do the other day. One of the first things I learnt is that wordpress is actually a fork of b2evolution. I had read that b2evolution was a good product but did not get to study it because of the problem with it's authentication systems.Unfortunatel ...

Java Obfuscators.

Sept. 16, 2005, 3:58 a.m.

Because of the incompatibilities between proguard 3.3 and Java 6, I decided to have a look at other obfuscators/optimizers. The authors of the first one I tried, Retro Guard seem to be clueless about the GPL. ...

Serial Blogger

Sept. 14, 2005, 9:49 p.m.

A couple of days ago this serial blogger looked at a few blogging tools and found they didn't come up to the standards set by Movabletype. Today it's the turn of a few more victims starting from b2evolutionWith B2evelution, the reliance on cookies is just too much. The login system failed to work fo ...

runnning with Mustang

Sept. 14, 2005, 9:08 a.m.

Class verification errors were the order of the day when I first started using Java 5. With java six it's something else: ...

Looking for a new blogger

Sept. 13, 2005, 12:27 a.m.

I am at the moment very happy with Movable Type, but it doesn't do any harm to look at the alternatives to see if something else has caught up or overtaken MT while i wasn't looking. The best way to dig up software such as this is with hotscripts.The first non commercial entry in the PHP blog script ...

Java Mustang

Sept. 10, 2005, 11:41 p.m.

Just downloaded a snapshot of java 6.0 naturally the first thing is to see if Rad Upload works well with it. It does.The only noticable difference is in the security certificate that pops up when the applet starts. The new version conveys a better sense of security and it's unlikely to scare off par ...

Google Sitemaps.

Sept. 10, 2005, 8:32 a.m.

Did a bit of experimenting with google sitemaps. It left me wondering if the effort was worth it or if it is even counter productive.This was for a new website. A few days after the site's contents were first upload, the home page was submitted with the standard form. A few days later the home page ...

Playing catch up

Sept. 9, 2005, 1:31 a.m.

This is a gloat/boast.There are couple of products similar to Rad Upload out there. They can be tagged as similar becuase they are HTTP file uploaders and they can be used to upload multiple files there the similarity ends.But these clients do have lot common with each other. They are all playing ca ...

Subversion on FC4

Sept. 8, 2005, 1:27 a.m.

Another software that stopped working after upgrading to Fedora Core 4 was Subversion. I have two installations of subversion in fact. One uses BDB and the other users FSFS. Since upgrading all my work has been with the FSFS installation and the first time I tried using the BDB version I was in for ...

Google Toolbar for linux

Sept. 5, 2005, 12:08 a.m.

Google has often been a favourite whipping boy for privacy advocates. It's refreshing to see google moving in the right direction to stop these critics.I tried out the recently released official google toolbar for firefox. (An unofficial tool bar has long been available). It is available in the form ...

SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:unknown protocol

Sept. 1, 2005, 11:11 p.m.

Trying to debug yesterday's The connection to www.raditha.com terminated unexpectedly error with Apache 2 SSL. Tried using the openssl client (openssl s_client -connect raditha.com:443 -state -debug). It produces the following result; As always there are lots of pundits with strong opinions, weak r ...