Monthly Archives: July 2004

Growing to love Eclipse

Uh, wow. I’ve been working with Eclipse over the last few days as I seem to be writing quite a lot more Java, and hacking on other people’s Java. It’s an absolute pig to get working right, compared to the … Continue reading

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Broken Ecto

Now posting is broken from Ecto. Great. Query: {blogid = bar; numberOfPosts = 500; password = ******; username = foo; } Response: { “/FaultCode” = 1; “/FaultString” = “Invalid login”; “/WSDebugInBody” = “<?xml version=\”1.0\” encoding=\”UTF-8\”?><methodResponse><fault><value><struct><member><name>faultString</name><value><string>Invalid login</string></value></member><member><name>faultCode</name><value><int>1</int></value></member></struct></value></fault></methodResponse>”; “/WSDebugInHeaders” = { Connection … Continue reading

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Beware of Vodafone

Cutting a very long story short: last month when I was out of the country, I ran into problems using GPRS. After many long phone calls to Vodafone, they finally agreed it simply wasn’t working, and then agreed to refund … Continue reading

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Browser errata

Following on from yesterday’s browser rant, Adrian popped up in iChat to offer this nugget of wisdom: basically, Safari gets boge ddown with cache itesm. so purge them every so often: find $HOME/Library/Safari/Icons -type f -atime +30 -name “*.cache” -delete … Continue reading

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Trains errata

Last thing on trains for a while, promise. Mark says: Yes, the trains west from Norwich suck, but not quite that badly. Central offer big discounts for advance purchase (CV1, CV3 and CV7 tickets). Also, I think it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Shh, Murphy is listening

I read somewhere “don’t tell God your plans, he’ll laugh in your face”. Or put another way, watch out for Murphy. I had plenty of opportunity today to curse my cockiness in berating trains. Having made fantastic time to the … Continue reading

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MT Sucks and Rocks

Well, that could have gone better. Yesterday’s upgrade to MovableType 3 ended in this: **** WARNING: “my” variable $matched_string masks earlier declaration in same scope at Blacklist.pm line 1570. Upgrading your databases: Running ‘alter table mt_author add author_type smallint’ Running … Continue reading

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Blog spam

Just deleted the 20 or so spam comments that had infested my account over the last few days. Time to upgrade the blog software so I can track down and kill all the other junk comments.

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This time last year

This time last year my brother-in-law died. We all miss him. In many ways it feels like only yesterday.

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Dumping Safari

Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed Safari seems to get slower and slower. I had to use Firefox to test a couple of sites in development (and to try getting round mime-type problems with browsers … don’t get me … Continue reading

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