Monthly Archives: November 2005

iPod, Podcasts and your Car

The importance of making metadata make human sense.
By |November 28th, 2005|Mac, Methodology|Comments Off on iPod, Podcasts and your Car

I missed Mixins in Java today

Note to Sun: I missed being able to do mixins with Java today. Maybe it’s all this playing with Rails, but back in Java-land I had this particular problem and I thought – mixins would solve this. But no go. Not even with JDK 1.5.

I guess I’ll just put on my monkey coder hat […]

By |November 28th, 2005|Java|Comments Off on I missed Mixins in Java today

One-to-One relationships with Rails

How to define and populate a one-to-one relationship using ActiveRecord and Ruby on Rails.
By |November 28th, 2005|CBBTR, Ruby|1 Comment

First Mac Mini Scare

I was running software update, and the whole computer locked up tight right in the middle of installing (even the mouse wouldn’t move). Hard rebooted after a long wait. The machine rebooted fine except – no Finder. I did end up fixing it. Here’s what I tried.

By |November 27th, 2005|Mac|Comments Off on First Mac Mini Scare

Ant script for UMLGraph – separate packages and details views

Here’s how to call UMLGraph from ant.. Also, the documentation mentions Multiple Views, but it provides a makefile. Seeing that most java users use ant instead, I went ahead and incorporated this as well.

By |November 23rd, 2005|CBBTR|Comments Off on Ant script for UMLGraph – separate packages and details views

Rip UML straight out of java

I’ve been playing with the idea of taking the UML straight out of java, so I can do multiplatform UML Sketching using basically plaintext . So I went and downloaded UMLGraph and incorporated it into the my build system. So far I like it, but I have a couple of thoughts on it.

By |November 23rd, 2005|Java|1 Comment

Mac Mini.. This should prove interesting.

Today we were driving around and found a closing sale at a “Good Guys” store. All of their stores are closing in California and folding into CompUSA. The discounts were very deep – they were even getting rid of the furniture and fixtures. So as I was walking around I saw a floor model of […]

By |November 20th, 2005|Mac|Comments Off on Mac Mini.. This should prove interesting.

Securing RSS for financial use

How do people think RSS URLs could be secured for use in financial subscriptions? After listening to Steve and Leo’s Security Now #13 podcast on WPA encryption, I came up with this idea. Comments are welcome.

By |November 18th, 2005|Best Practices|Comments Off on Securing RSS for financial use

Using Jobs API and asyncExec

Using the Jobs API (Job and IProgressMonitor) you can implement code that will run in a thread and update the standard Eclipse progress monitoring service as you go along in your thread.

To create a job, extend from org.eclipse.core.runtime.Job and implement the run method:

protected IStatus run(IProgressMonitor monitor) {
int steps = 100000;
monitor.beginTask(“My […]

By |November 17th, 2005|CBBTR, Eclipse, Java|Comments Off on Using Jobs API and asyncExec

Migrated to WordPress

I liked Mambo, but it takes a lot to maintain, and I don’t really use all the features. So I decided to move the site to WordPress instead. The only caveats is that I didn’t migrate the user registrations (or the comments). But all the articles are still here. Please bear with me while I […]

By |November 17th, 2005|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Migrated to WordPress