- JPA implementation patterns – After discovering that there was a lack of documentation on how to use JPA in real-life scenario's, Vincent Partington has written a series of blogs about the JPA implementation patterns he discovered while writing JPA code. To wrap up the series, he has made an overview of all the patterns that have been discussed for easy reference.
- The tipping point: iPhone users turn against AT&T | Wireless News – Betanews – The iPhone crowd has turned into an anti-AT&T mob. Spend 30 seconds on Twitter or perform even the most basic search for iPhone and AT&T information and you're sure to run into some serious rancor from disgusted iPhone users across the country
- YouTube – If Man Walked on the Moon Today – On the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing, Slate V imagines how TV news would cover that historic event if it happened today.
- Microsoft stuns Linux world, submits source code for kernel – Network World – In an historic move, Microsoft Monday submitted driver source code for inclusion in the Linux kernel under a GPLv2 license.
- Adobe Labs – Adobe LiveCycle Data Services 3 – Adobe LiveCycle Data Services server makes it possible to easily integrate Flex with Java/J2EE based applications.
- Ten of the Burgers – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com – One Monday a month, the Burger of the Month Club convenes at a New York restaurant to eat and rate the restaurant's burger. Below, two of the club's members, Brett Weiss and Jason Beckerman, discuss 10 of the 47 burgers the group has tried
- In Afghanistan, Part Two – The Big Picture – Boston.com – Today, nearly eight years after the initial invasion of Afghanistan, the country remains unstable at best- there has been so much powerful photography coming out of Afghanistan the past few months, I had a very hard time editing down to just these, recent photographs from Afghanistan
- Love thyself :: ConcurrentHashMap – ConcurrentHashMap is both a very useful class for many concurrent applications and a fine example of a class that understands and exploits the subtle details of the JMM to achieve higher performance
- Simple 2.1 – XML serialization – Simple is a high performance XML serialization and configuration framework for Java. Its goal is to provide an XML framework that enables rapid development of XML configuration and communication systems
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- Easy Automated Snapshot-Style Backups with Rsync – This document describes a method for generating automatic rotating "snapshot"-style backups on a Unix-based system, with specific examples drawn from the author's GNU/Linux experience. Snapshot backups are a feature of some high-end industrial file server
- Flex, Spring and BlazeDS: the full stack! (Part 1) – In this article series, I’ll try to give you a step-by-step process to create an application with Flex/BlazeDS/Spring/Hibernate/MySQL architecture, all of that built with Maven.
- Saki’s Blog » Blog Archive » Simplest 3 Columns Layout with CSS – After experimenting with Designing a 3 columns web page using TableLayout
I have came with the solution that is, IMO, simplest possible:
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- Sun Claims Big Leap with MySQL Upgrade Next Week – CIO.com – Business Technology Leadership – Among the advances in 5.1 are partitioning, events scheduling, row-based replication and disk-based clustering. They are fairly standard features already offered by rivals IBM, Oracle and Microsoft, but they should help MySQL compete in environments where
- Memcached 1.2.2 on RHEL/Centos using DAG rpms | MDLog:/sysadmin – This article will show how you can easily install memcached 1.2.2 and libevent 1.3b using DAG/rpmforge repository.
- Collaboration and Content Strategies Blog: Oracle and BEA: A Day of Reckoning for Portal Implementers – Despite Alfred Chuang’s statement during the analyst call that “our two businesses are a natural strategic fit”, I would say that their two businesses are instead natural competitors for much of what BEA offers.
- The GigaSpaces Blog » Blog Archives » An Open Letter to BEA WebLogic Customers – A single product that handles messaging, business logic and transactional data through an open-source, commonly used programming model, so your developers can focus on what they do best: quickly deliver new applications and functionality to your business
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- Groovy not Enterprise-ready, you’re kidding? – [ Guillaume Laforge ] – Groovy has been very stable and mature for a long time already. It is being used by many high-profile companies and institutions throughout the world with great success.
- The Impact of Culture on Innovation « The Abstract Truth – BEA eventually built a portal product and acquired another one, and an early opportunity to build a suite of now-indispensable products on top of WebLogic evaporated.
- JBoss (and possibly TomCat) should never have happened. « The Abstract Truth – BEA made a lot of mistakes. Letting JBoss out of the box was probably its biggest. While BEA was looking ?up? at its biggest competitor IBM, JBoss was busily undercutting BEA at the bottom end
- JBoss Matrix – A BEA-utiful Week – JBoss launched an innovators dilemma attack against BEA, not with a revolutionary product, but with a revolutionary business model, one that BEA couldn?t hope to copy without cannibalizing its existing revenue stream. BEA fell right into the trap.
- LatencyTOP – Measuring and fixing Linux latency – LatencyTOP is a Linux* tool for software developers (both kernel and userspace), aimed at identifying where in the system latency is happening, and what kind of operation/action is causing the latency to happen so that the code can be changed to avoid the
This is something I have been meaning to do for many years now but I finally took advantage of the Christmas break to put my Linksys Wireless Router (WRT54G) on steroids. Since I was upgrading my Windows machine from XP to Vista and my Linux machine from Dapper to Edgy (Ubuntu), I figured why not break – I mean upgrade everything.
First a little background – Linksys had used Linux as the OS of its network products including the ubiquitous WRT54G router. When Cisco acquired Linksys in 2003, they were forced to open source all of the Linksys code because of the GPL. This led to people to create updated versions of the code for these Linksys routers and soon people started adding features to the $60.00 router there were available in network devices costing a lot more than $60.00. Linksys (and Cisco) continued to make these Linux routers for a while and then switched to another real-time UNIX variant, VxWorks which removed the requirement for Cisco to release their software into the open-source community.
So I’ve been thinking about upgrading my existing Linksys router to another with Gigabit ports and so upgrading and potentially turning it into a brick didn’t seem that big a deal. In fact, a part of me was hoping the upgrade wouldn’t work so that I would have the excuse to replace a perfectly working router with another with additional goodies. There are a lot of different software packages out there for your Linksys router but I decided to use DD-WRT because of the features. I wanted to add WPA/WPA2, QOS and the ability to boost the radio transmission power. The default Xmit is set to 28mw and I bumped up mine to 70mw as the Xmit site suggested and I noticed a HUGE improvement in my wireless performance. Before the upgrade, the wireless was really weak in the other end of our house but know I get perfect connection that really awesome throughput. In fact, the strength of the signal was so high, I had to switch to another channel to let me neighbor’s wireless routers and phones work. The enhanced security was also a nice bonus – The other features like the ability to run a wireless business don’t interest me but the ability to VPN in really does. I haven’t had a chance to use that yet as I typically use a SSH tunnel to setup a proxy to securely access resources when I am using a public network but it’s a nice feature to have if you need security or as just paranoid of open/free/public networks. (As you should be)
To me, the coolest thing was the ability to SSH into my wireless router and browses the directory structure. The DD-WRT upgrade turned my router into an SSH server and so I can SSH into it to check out the configuration or even SSH out from the router itself.
Here are some screenshots taken from the interface – Before you decide to upgrade your router, please remember that there are no warranties and you could end up with a $60 brick.