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 ...

Fatal error: Call to undefined function xslt_create()

Oct. 12, 2005, 2:09 p.m.

I must have installed PHP with XSLT support a hundred times. I have seen this error reported thousands of times in various newsgroups and message boards. I have seen it only once and that was about five years back. But I am seeing it now.The annual hard disk crash meant having to install all kinds ...

Annual Hard Disk Crash

Oct. 11, 2005, 4:07 p.m.

Last year around about this time I had a hard disk crash and a mother board stew. So I wasn't at all suprised when one of the three hard disks plugged into my machine decided to go on strike.Well it wasn't really the hard disk's fault or my fault. It's the UPS's fault. The UPS of course would point ...

Google API and Site Search

Oct. 6, 2005, 2:32 a.m.

The search results on this site used to be produced by ASPSeek. ASPSeek is no longer in development and I haven't used the alternative mnogosearch in quite a while. For the uninitated ASPSeek has nothing to do with the Active Server Pages by the M$ company. It's a fork of the mnogosearch project. Bo ...

Looking Glass

Oct. 3, 2005, 4:42 a.m. virtualization

Looking Glass is a very interesting idea by a developer at Sun. I can't wait till it's mature enough for day to day usage, so tried the live cd.Tried to start Looking Glass as a guest of Qemu. Unfortunately it didn't meet with much success. The system would boot, it would go into what appears to be ...

NetBeans 5 Beta

Oct. 1, 2005, 9:44 p.m.

After the dispointment with the GUI designer in Netbeans 4.1, I decided to try out the 5.0 beta, which is supposed to have a different GUI designer. I decided to be adventurous based the installation on java 6 rather than on java 5. It wasn't a wise decision. ...

Netbeans GUI Designer

Oct. 1, 2005, 6:35 a.m.

Have been using Netbeans for quite some time with out using it's GUI designer. My opinion is that Netbeans is better than many of the other IDEs I have had the opportunity to use. But there is certainly room for improvement. The GUI designer is one of them.I was quite shocked to learn that the code ...