Follower/Following Oddity.

July 29, 2009, 10:32 a.m. twitter , weird

At the time of I drafted this (July 16 9:30 pm) I had 557 followers on twitter. Since then many have been culled in a spammer/bot cleanup that has thrown everyone into confusion. This confusing fact though was detected before the cull and the original post (in present tense though it belongs to the ...

Adobe Air on Linux

July 20, 2009, 12:31 p.m. air , lame , RIA , twitter

A struggled for a while to get Adobe Air installed on my fedora 11 box, so that I may run TweetDeck. Finally I did get it running and was happily using TweetDeck for a short while. Well it was only minutes. Then they released a TweetDeck update. After the update was installed TweetDeck wouldn't star ...

Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

July 16, 2009, 10:18 a.m. netbeans , RIA

Thought of trying out Aptana for two reasons; the first being the fact that it has support for Adobe Air and secondly I wanted try to an alternative to Netbeans cause Netbeans 6.7 is such a memory hog. Netbeans has always been a memory hog but this version really takes the cake. It's is worse than p ...

The F in JavaFX

July 10, 2009, 5:24 a.m. javafx , jQuery

Recently, Netbeans 6.7 was made released without support for JavaFX this is perhaps the first tacit admission by sun that JavaFX is a failed technology. They are acknowledging that most of the netbeans users are using it for java and for PHP but not to develop JavaFX scripts. Netbeans 6.5.1 does sup ...

SSH : Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-with-mic).

July 6, 2009, 7:34 a.m. security

I've been using the same SSH keys for a long time and had a need  to create a new one to connect to a new server. I did the usual things like adding the user account, setting a password on the server followed by using ssh-keygen on the local machine to create the key. Next, I went back in with the r ...

PHP HTTP Clients and on the fly gzip compression.

July 5, 2009, 6 a.m. deflate , gzip

You can speed up your website, by making your web server perform on the fly gzip compression. Any old web server including the lame IIS can do that. Similarly any old web browser including the badly designed, badly written Internet Explorer can transparently decompress this gzipped content. Unfortun ...

Project HoneyPot - A honey trap for spammers

July 3, 2009, 2:21 p.m. anti spam , Wordpress

Project Honey Pot - is a service that allows you to track and help catch spammers who harvest email addresses from your web pages. Better still it helps you to keep out comment spammers. I even thought to write a wordpress plugin for it but as happens with many a good idea; someone else has thought ...

JavaFX or JavaWTF

July 2, 2009, 4:25 a.m. javafx , lame , RIA

If developers are expected to embrace JavaFX, at least the compiler should be stable. Unfortunately it isn't. Note: An internal error has occurred in the OpenJFX compiler. Please file a bug at the Openjfx-compiler issues home (https://openjfx-compiler.dev.java.net/Issues) after checking for duplicat ...

Wordpress 404 error on comment submission

July 1, 2009, 11:40 a.m. Wordpress

For more than six months whenever a visitor submitted a comment on this blog, he would be greeted with a 404 error. I blamed this on the advanced permalinks migration plugin and never got around to fixing it. It turns out that this may not be a fault of that plugin after all. It's something else tha ...