Inspiration

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Looks like David found me! Well, so much for keeping a low profile… There will eventually be an image or two to go on this site, like with a theme and all (which will have to wait until I’m done whipping up a JSP 2.0 taglib for Blojsom). I was “inspired” by the name “Rage… Read more »

Getting java-readline to work on OS X

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I’ve really let someone down. This blog’s been up for all of a week, now, and someone’s already been here looking for java-readline mac os x. And of course I didn’t have this entry written just yet… The process isn’t really all that hard, but it is non-obvious. Someone should probably contribute this tidbit back… Read more »

Fun with taglibs

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Never thought you’d see that title, did ya? If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably wanted to have the utility of a custom tag library for use in your JSP files, but were turned off by having to learn yet another XML configuration schema (or DTD, as the case may be) to describe your tag… Read more »

Unfortunate product names: EarJam

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What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “ear jam”? Brownish-yellow globs of goop on your q-tip , right? Sounds like somebody needs to find a new ad agency… Griffin Introduces EarJams

Under-leather garments

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Travis Truman has a brief review of some decent-looking underwear to wear under leathers. A long, hot day on the bike in leathers usually leaves me pretty uncomfortable as my typical loose-fitting cotton shorts and t-shirt get sweaty and sticky. I’ll have to give these a try (or at least add ‘em to my wish… Read more »

My, how spam flies

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It's amazing, really. You’ve gotta love the tenacity of spammers. Too bad they can't put their powers to use for good instead of evil… I posted a comment on Russ' site early on Saturday morning using a TMDA dated address. At 10:30 this evening, I got a spam that was sent to that exact address…. Read more »

Cool Tools: beanshell

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I’ve been a big fan of scripting languages for a long time. Back in ‘96 it was TCL, and then Python in ‘01, with judicious bits of bash thrown in when working on some antiquated AIX box without modern tools. (mumble, grumble, back when I was a boy … and we liked i!) But anyway…. Read more »

Cool Tools: henplus

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Well, this seems like as good of a first post! as any… Bill Stilwell just reminded me about how cool henplus is. I discovered it a couple of months ago and almost never use the native mysql client anymore (and I never used sqlplus without a gun to my head). Getting the java-readline support built… Read more »