Fixing the Wiki

Jan. 19, 2006, 8:15 a.m. Collaboration

The Wiki on this site has been broken for a long long time. The pages are being displayed but they are not editable. What use is a wiki that cannot be edited by readers?The root cause of the problem is an incompatibility of the Mediawiki (1.3.9) with PHP 4.4 . Fixes were later made available but I ...

xsl:sort select bug?

Jan. 12, 2006, 12:03 p.m. XML

After pulling at hair for nearly two hours, i have reached the conclusion that there is a bug in the mozilla XSLT engine (and in the opera engine as well (Maybe they are both the same). The bottom line is that you cannot asign a value for the select attribute in xsl:sort via parameters (param). ...

lens repairman

Jan. 10, 2006, 5:29 p.m. photography

The lense that was broken has been remade. I took my Sigma 300mm which was broken at the mount point for repairs last week and today, went to pick it up. The lense/camera repairman is a real expert at the job. I thought the lense was destined for the dust bin but apparently fixing such breaks is a r ...

Apache 2.2 and HTTP PUT

Jan. 5, 2006, 2:19 p.m. Rad Upload

When installing and using Apache 2.2 ran into a two issues. The first had to do with installing php 5.1.1 that wasn't resolved but I switched to 4.4.1 the next had to do with a permission problem which was easily resolved.The latest has to do with using the HTTP Put method. Though file uploads are p ...

New year starts with a broken lens

Jan. 2, 2006, 1:19 p.m. photography

My new year starts off with a broken Sigma lens. This venerable old 300mm was attached all this time to an even older FM 10. The FM 10 was a present from my father during the time I was at Colombo university.The Old Minolta SLR (I can't remember the model) that used to be the family camera at the ti ...