Daily del.icio.us for Aug 30, 2006


Subversion & Proxy Servers

Is there a known issue with Subversion and proxy servers? I guess I should have run into this years ago but I don’t ever remember having an issue. I just got a new laptop with a fresh install of Windows XP and connection out to the Internet is using a Squid proxy server. When I connect to my Subversion server using TortoiseSVN (1.4.0-RC1), I get a following error message:

svn: REPORT request failed on '/svn/!svn/vcc/default'
svn: REPORT of '/svn/!svn/vcc/default': 400 Bad Request (http://www.vinnycarpenter.com)


I know the issues isn’t with TortoiseSVN as I get errors connecting using command line tools, IntelliJ IDEA and Eclipse with the Subclipse plugin. Is this a known issue? The Subversion FAQ doesn’t really have any answers and the recommendation of adding extension_methods in the FAQ didn’t work. Anyone else run into this?

Daily del.icio.us for Aug 20, 2006

Daily del.icio.us for Aug 16, 2006

Webinar> Spring Framework in WebLogic Server 9.2

BEA is hosting a webinar on September 20, which will discuss the existing integration points between WebLogic Server and Spring and what is coming down the pipe for Spring 2.0, WebLogic Server 9.2 and beyond. The webinar will also discuss new technologies introduced with WebLogic 9.2 that support the use of the Spring Framework and how they work with Spring to make your development easier. The webinar will be hosted by Andy Piper, who worked with Rod Johnson and crew to implement the initial Spring support in WebLogic and the MedRec example to illustrate best practices in developing Spring application under WebLogic. The new version of MedRec that’s Spring enabled was re-architected from an EJB-based architecture to a Spring-based architecture for the handling of transactions, data access, and remoting.

Daily del.icio.us for Aug 15, 2006

Sony UMPC – Beautiful, expensive paperweight?

Sony UMPCOver the weekend, my friend Charlie Lu was able to get his hands on the Sony and Samsung UMPC. After getting some hands-on time, here are some of Charlie’s comments on the UMPC’s:

  • Resolution is so high – 1028×600. The “hello from sf” message you see on the screen – I wrote it in 50-point font.
  • Having a keyboard (thumboard) makes a big difference, even when the keyboard isn’t that good (it’s hard to reach letters in the middle unless you have big hands – but if you have big hands, the keys may be too small). Still, typing an URL was easy enough.
  • It is a lot smaller than it seems in photos (the Samsung is just the opposite), and it’s tastefully constructed. (Samsung’s chrome plastic buttons don’t look too good in comparison..)
  • Unlike any other touchscreen I’ve used, writing/drawing on this screen renders perfect strokes. No weird, jagged lines. I was really impressed by this – you can make a sketch almost as good as you could on a piece of paper. It’s probably because of the high-density screen, and a good software (I can see that its smoothing effect is software-assisted, but it is really good.)
  • Like the Samsung, this one has been crossed out on my wish list. The keyboards is not good enough, and EDGE is very slow.

Samsung UMPC

Windows Live Writer – Microsoft’s new blog editor

Microsoft just launched Windows Live Writer, a new publishing tool for WYSIWYG blog authoring on Windows Live Spaces, WordPress, Typepad and other blogging services.  Found this software via Digg and it looks pretty good so far.  The Live Writer is pretty similar to the Word and so I’m not sure how this product will be positioned in the future.  With all the blog editing tools in Office 2007, this is an interesting offering but I guess it could be the free tool that doesn’t have all the features of Word 2007. 

My initial impressions of this tool are fairly positive.  The WYSIWYG blog authoring is really good and allows you to edit in GUI mode or directly edit the HTML being generated.  The image tool is pretty cool that will allow you to add images to your post that can uploaded to your blog directly.  

Writer supports RSD (Really Simple Discoverability), the Metaweblog API, and the Movable Type API with more blog platforms and API coming in the near future. 

Another feature that’s interesting is the ability to insert a Windows Live Local map directly into a post.  For now, only Live.com maps is supported but the SDK that is also shipping should allow anyone to create interesting add-ons. 


The White House