Linda and I just returned from a 3 week vacation in South Africa.
My editor of choice, when not using an IDE like NetBeans:jEdit – Programmer’s Text Editor
Here’s a tool I really like, for editing XML files, especially ones that have useful “human readable” representations, like XHTML: XMLmind XML Editor
Last fall Linda spent a bunch of time digging up and re-planting the tulip bulbs. This spring they came up…
The group I’m in here at a major telecommunications provider has a nice little setup of HP’s OpenView and Remedy’s Action Request System. OpenView listens for and seeks out problems with various internal and customer-owned systems. When something serious occurs, it uses some 3rd party integration software (RemedySPI) to create a trouble ticket in Remedy. … [Read more…]
Sometimes a vendor supplies a command-line utility for performing some function that we want to use from within our scripts and programs.
There are some unwritten (at least as far as I can find) rules about how to write one of these utilities so it can be used properly.
Some vendors get this right. Others, not so much…
Who needs GMail? You’ve got your own CPU and Disk space, use it.
ZOE lets you read and search your email…
Let’s say you wanted to run two completely separate instances of Apache’s web server. (I.e. not just multiple virtual hosts listening on different ports, but actual separate httpd processes.) All you’d have to do is create a new httpd.conf (in a separate directory, or with a different name in the same directory as the current … [Read more…]
Doing a google search for Marvin, I tripped across the following web site that sells lots of space-related kitsch. In particular I liked: and . Go Spirit! Go Opportunity! Congrats to NASA and JPL!