Using Netbeans 6

Oct. 29, 2007, 10:13 a.m. netbeans

'Target "profile" does not exist in the project' I kept getting that message when attempting a profile a project of mine using netbeans settings. I juggled around with the settings but nothing would make the IDE profile this project. In frustration I deleted all the project files and created a fresh ...

WiMax, ADSL and a Leased Line

Oct. 27, 2007, 10:21 a.m. broadband

There is a local company for whom I do an occasional bit of (free) consulting. They have obtained a Dialog WiMax connection (based on my suggestion) and now I need to set it up for them. If you call the existing network ad hoc that would be painting a too rosy picture. Some of the computers are anci ...

Home Network.

Oct. 26, 2007, 10:10 a.m. quadruple play

Visited Eastlink and bought some of the requirement for the network at my new house (which is still under construction).The network is to be part wired and part wireless. The wired bits will be gigabit Ethernet. Obviously Cat 6 cabling is needed. The other option fiber optic cabling is out of the qu ...

Netbeans 6

Oct. 24, 2007, 2:24 a.m. subversion

Been using Netbeans 6 for a couple of days and I am beginning to like it quite a lot. When moving from Netbeans 5 to 5.5, the projects had to be upgraded but you don't need to do that when moving from 5.5 to 6. It will use the existing project as it is.The most exciting feature about the new version ...

Lens Fungi

Oct. 20, 2007, 8:17 p.m. photography

A couple of days ago, I was appalled when I noticed a spot of fungus on my sigma 50-500. This lens is still very new and I cannot afford to lose it. Fortunately the growth isn't heavy enough to effect the image quality. The spots only appear on the outermost lens which is probably around 80 mm in di ...

Blogshares Flop

Oct. 18, 2007, 5:11 a.m.

In recent times Bloghsares servers have been offline more hours of the day than they have been online. This is not alltogether a bad thing. I spend far too much time there. So if they are offline, that i means less time get's wasted.Unfortunately at times blogshares remains online without being full ...

Netbeans 6 Beta.

Oct. 15, 2007, 6:46 a.m. netbeans

Just downloaded Netbeans 6 beta. The slick new UI is just love at first sight (even though it's tarnished by an ugly error message). The default browser setting for netbeans appears to be '/usr/bin/firefox' I don't have a browser there. My firefox is at /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.4/firefox. It's easy ...

Renewable Energy Research.

Oct. 12, 2007, 10:24 a.m. green

The National Engineering Research and Development Center (NERD as it's called) supposedly does research into renewable energy. What it actually does is just waste tax payer money.I went there today to speak to them about solar power. Didn't see any nerds but did see a lot of impractical devices they ...

Enough of Blogshares

Oct. 10, 2007, 6:51 a.m.

I Have been on blogshares for nearly 5 months and I think that's more than enough, but yet, I am having trouble breaking away from it. I joined initially to try to get some links and traffic to this blog. That has not happened. Worse still, traffic has actually tapered off because I haven't been pos ...