Posts tagged lame

Joomla Worst CMS Ever

April 22, 2012, 3:59 a.m. CMS , Joomla , lame

Been a long time since I had a look at Joomla so decided to kick the tires on Joomla 2.5.4 but things didn't go smoothly which is not entirely unexpected. PHP CMS are better named as Content Mis-Management Systems. What happens when you unzip the download? It becomes a zip bomb by extracting all th ...

A Collective WTF at the Colombo Stock Exchange.

Nov. 29, 2011, 2:43 p.m. Chart , cse , Intra day , lame , MPI

At 10:50 on Nov 25, the Milanka Price Index dropped 5.1% below the previous close and fell to 4,882 . With in minutes, it reverted to 4989 a drop of merely 3%. At this point the circuit breaker, which is supposed to kick in at a 5% drop, shut down the market. Stranged isn't it that there was a delay ...

Fighting Wordpress

Nov. 27, 2011, 10:59 a.m. lame , MovableType , Wordpress

As of today, there are 26 posts tagged as Wordpress in this blog. It probably indicates that i have spent more time fighting Wordpress than blogging with it. Tired of this tedium, I decided to move on last week, to  try out a different blogging platform. I arrived at Wordpress via Movable Type so I ...

A Painless way to install 32 bit Adobe Air on 64 bit Linux?

Jan. 16, 2011, 4:05 a.m. air , debian , lame , twitter

Yesterday, I blogged about all the pain with installing Adobe's ancient software on modern operating systems. Then I came across a post that explained how the debian package can be extracted, modified and marked as a 64 bit system so that it can be installed more easily. But that's with debs, my sys ...

Picasa on Linux

Jan. 10, 2011, 7:22 a.m. lame , photography , WINE

I had been using Picasa on my late macbook for quite a while but never got around to installing it on my linux box. I am glad I didn't. Picasa for linux is actually a package that bundles Picasa for windows with wine! how lame is that? It wouldn't matter so much if it wouldn't crash horribly when yo ...

CouchDB or Java which one should I hate?

Nov. 13, 2010, 3:20 a.m. cloud , JavaScript , lame , nosql , SQL

Never been a fan of RDBMS no sirree. But that has never stopped me from using them (but with many repitions of the phrase 'databases suck'). Then along came non relation databases and then no-sql. For a while I had to modify my phrase to 'SQL Databases suck'. But it wasn't long before I started dabb ...

CDAX ticker gone crazy.

Sept. 30, 2010, 2:08 p.m. lame

The Colombo Stock Exchange is open from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM each day. Then why did the CDAX online trading software's ticker continue to run well past the closing time on the 24th? I will tell you why; because this system is not real time and this software is written in Java. I've blogged about ...

Fedora 12 Post Install Cleanup.

Nov. 21, 2009, 8:24 a.m. lame

Upgrading Fedora is easy. It's the post upgrade clean up that kills you. As already mentioned, the move from version 11 to 12, left behind 581 packages from F11. These should ideally be removed to avoid unexpected segfaults, system crashes and inconsistent behavior. It shouldn't happen but it does h ...

Fedora 12 (Rant)

Nov. 20, 2009, 2:45 a.m. lame , X11

It is said that thanks to Fedora's half yearly release cycle, you always get to use cutting edge technology. Bleeding edge would be more appropriate and it is no surprise that some RPM repositories do have a branch labeled 'bleeding'.Every Fedora upgrade introduces more problems than it solves which ...

How not to sell computers running linux (part 2).

Sept. 28, 2009, 10:24 a.m. lame

Having successfully persuaded one of my friends to buy an Ezy SlimTop, which is an Intel Atom based computer that runs with Linux, I recommended it to another friend. When she tried to buy one they were out of stock. This was less than a week after the product was launched so we can safely assume th ...

Apple Tries To Turn People Off Java?

Sept. 23, 2009, 12:02 p.m. lame

Tried to load a page with an applet in FF for the first time since upgrading from Tiger to Snow Leopard and this dialog pops up. I don't quite see the need to convert the applets in the applet cache in this manner. What the heck is the conversion anyway? any applet compiled with java 1.4+ will run ...

A Shivering Snow Leopard

Sept. 18, 2009, 2:12 p.m. lame , Macbook

Apple's much hyped OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard is here. I didn't bother to update from Tiger to Leopard and there was a pre release discount available, so I thought of grabbing it and started off on a long and tedious process that left me feeling like a fool. Apple's online store in the US ships onl ...

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 ...

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 ...

A visit to Nokia Care.

June 8, 2009, 2:32 p.m. lame

As you know, I have an E71 with a dead camera, which is apparently a known issue in many Series 60 phones (but something which Nokia does not wish to acknowledge as such). This phone was purchased in the US and as a result there is a problem with claiming the warranty from Sri Lanka (their official ...

F11 and Back to Square 1.

May 25, 2009, 6:39 a.m. bootstrap , lame , toast

After going into all that trouble with Fedora 11. I landed back on square one thanks to Palimpsest. Since the time I upgraded to F11, It kept warning me about a hard drive that is on the verge of failure. Now I am someone who has suffered a lot from drive failures the most recent one was in October. ...

No more nokia

May 22, 2009, 11:22 a.m. lame , toast

No more Nokia for me. Nokia is to mobiles what M$ is to computers. They sell lousy phones for a hefty prices. I started using Nokia phones only after Siemens mobile finally hung up the towel. The camera on my E71 stopped working with in a month. This is a known issue and widely recorded on many webs ...

Fedora 11 woes

May 21, 2009, 6:49 a.m. lame , video

Like with Fedora 10 playing videos is not easy on Fedora 11 either. VLC player simply will not start. VLC media player 1.0.0-rc1 Goldeneye Bus error Tried to do a yum update hoping that this is a bug that has been fixed. Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit Setting up Update Process Resolving Depende ...

Fedora 11 and Tweetdeck.

May 19, 2009, 7:54 a.m. javafx , lame , RIA

Having become a twitter addict, tweetdeck was amongst the first batch of applications that I tried to  install on my fresh Fedora 11 installation. But to install, tweetdeck you need to install Adobe Air and that got off to a bad start. [[email protected] ~]# /home/raditha/Download/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin ...

Is that a Phone or a Lemon

May 14, 2009, 12:40 p.m. lame , toast

Godaddy (accidentally?) drops my domain.

March 4, 2006, 1:10 p.m. lame , web 0.8

Here is another one of the horror stories from last week. This domain (raditha.com stopped resolving all of a sudden. After some investigation, I tracked this down to a problem at godaddy. The dns record had apparently been deleted (as indicated by dig and nslookup). ; > DiG 9.2.1 > raditha.com ; ...

What a week.

March 1, 2006, 4:57 p.m. lame , toast , weird

It has been an unimaginable week. Trouble began on Wednesday the 22 when we had a problem with the Radinks.com domain name, as a result the was that the web server was inaccessible and mails started to bounce. It took more than 12 hours for services to return to normal.Then on Thursday, the third ha ...

Hiring Morons and Adsense Spam.

Feb. 26, 2006, 2:41 p.m. lame , web 0.8

If you are an adsense spammer you will take heart from the fact that some google adsense/adwords staff wouldn't recognize spam if you hit them on the head with it.Recently we found that the number of clicks reported in the google adwords reporting area for the content network and the number of entri ...

CMS should be CMMS

Feb. 23, 2005, 9:21 a.m. CMS , drupal , lame

A CMS is supposed to save you time in managing your website, unfortunately quite the opposite seems to be the case. I have never had much faith in PHP templating systems or by extension Content Management Systems. The more I look at the latter the more I am convinced that they should be labled conte ...