Luke Hutteman's Weblog posts: Now that's a sharp idea!: Looks like JetBrains (IntelliJ) are considering doing a C# IDE.
I hadn't thought about looking on IBM pages for information about WebServices so when I went there I was suprised to find so much on their Web services reference collection that I thought I had better note it down in my backup brain. :-)
I have just come across and old Post-It note with an idea scrawled on it that I am going to note down, in this my backup brain.
I had the idea that all classes should implement
SelfDocumenting and have a method
getDocument so after a build. A tool could examine all the built classes and recreate the documentation from them. Add this in the code might make the class overlong, maybe classes should also have a companion Documentation class as well as a test class. Though, you do then get into the issue of whether some methods need to be public or package private for the sake of the documentation.
I couldn't have summed up better about what I like and don't like about Radio Userland..
On your local everyday machine edit your hosts file so that a single letter "a" points to your own domain. In my case www.stuartwoodward.com. Then in the route of your domain set up your .htaccess file to redirect certain folders to your favourite urls by adding lines like this:
Redirect temp /g http://www.google.com
So now "a/g" bounces to Google when I type it in on my IE command line.
Here's a first for me, but maybe I'm just the last on the block to know about these things. Over on SourceForge is the Tomcat Book Project where a book is being written collaborativly. I haven't seen this before. I wonder if there are any other examples?
I just upgraded to MT 2.63. Boy was that scary!
Now if only the Microsoft's User Agreements were written like this one from classY Mobile, a Japanese service that allows you to access POP mail from iMode, ezWeb and J-Phone.
You can't think enough about backups. This paper by Sun Planning Your Backup Architecture is food for thought. I'm waiting for the day when I have the power to confisicate any hard drive in the company. Like a fire drill, I should be able to confiscate any single hard drive and say, "Now what are you going to do?" The time and date will be random but it will happen to everyone once a year. If you can't recover within an hour you get your drive back but you have to have the dummy doll on top of your monitor until the next person is caught. And that includes you Mr President.
I'm thinking about how to secure SOAP messages. At first everyone thinks, "Aha! just transport it using SSL" but as this WebService Security presentation notes "SOAP messages are intended to be passed through chained WebServices". This leads to the need for signing and encryption
Some proposals have been developed:
This W3C document specifies the syntax and processing rules of a SOAP header entry to carry digital signature information within a SOAP 1.1 Envelope.
SharpReader is a 3 panel RSS viewer for Windows with filtering capability. Note that this requires that you have .NET runtime support installed.
I'm still looking for a Japanese RSS reader to show to my colleagues. It subscribed to a few Japanese feeds which seemed to work. See this Image of SharpReader with Japanese RSS feeds The filtering also works
except that the Filter text area needs to have the same font as font
selected in the options so is currently suffering from mojibake.
"It was originally called LiveScript, but that name wasn't confusing enough." ROTFL
I'm looking into how Imode, EZWeb and JSky billing works right now. This reply on the Keitai list about the imode gateway was really informative. The keitai list is a really good resource so it is usually best to limit your Google searches to only their archives using the "site:" speciifier if you are searching for keitai tech related questions.
This question on imode billing answered my question.
I tried WBloggar and I think I had some problem with it and I didn't persevere to get it working. UltraBob of the Dynamic Duo mentioned that he was using it the other day so I downloaded it again and tried it. Wow! What a great looking piece of software! It's so much more feature rich than the LiveJournal client. I'm impressed!
Sajjad is valiantly blogging using his own Python scripts to maintain his blog. Everyday I bug him about adding in some feature to his blog like permalinks, rss etc. and the next day it's there.
Right now I need a photo album script that can be run periodically to regenerate an HTML page of images. Files will magically appear in the data directory and I want to be able to view them in chronological order and also by daily and monthly archives. This is going to take about a hour to write in Python but I suspect that someone has one kicking around somewhere. This request is truely lazy.
Simon Kittle's Blogger-2-LiveJournal script seems to have disappeared off the face of the planet.
Description: Blogger-2-LiveJournal is a Perl script which runs as a CGI based XML-RPC server. It accepts Blogger API calls which it then translates (as best it can) to native LiveJournal calls, the result is collected, and formed into a XML-RPC response conforming to the Blogger API.
Previously at: http://www.tswoam.co.uk/files/blogger_2_lj.txt