Monday, September 29, 2003

Apache Tutorial: Introduction to Server Side Includes Some stuff I need to figure out for the Archive. I'd like to have the picture and info as an include for both the photo hierarchy and the calendar pages.

Sunday, September 28, 2003

Worked hard on the yard project this past week. My neighbor and I also chopped down a lot of desert broom to clear out the space along the side fence. I'm also hard at work on the Friends of Music brochure. As usual, we're late, and I'm doing all the work. It is giving me a chance to learn PageMaker so I can get a new job as a documentation specialist.

Monday, September 22, 2003

Leaking Sprinklers

Repairing Solenoid Valves. One of my new irrigation valves is already leaking. UGH!

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Printing to Windows from MAC OSX 10.2 Printing to a Windows printer is not as easy as it could be on the iMac, but this web site sure did help.

Best tips:

Net View on the Windows box to check the share.
smbclient -L servername -U username on the iMac

Note that under Windows XP - the username "Mark Famous" is seen as "MarkFamous" under the iMac. Spaces are removed.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

MIT OpenCourseWare |
OCW Home
This web site was featured in wired last month. It's a very interesting site with full coursware from MIT on-line.
Froogle Search: bar faucet We're trying to find a 1-hole faucet to replace our faucet in the bar. Froogle is doing a nice job. We'll see if we can find a reasonably priced faucet.

Friday, September 19, 2003

I worked on the Archive programming last night. There were some tricky things to deal with deletes. I had seen a bug where someone disconnected early and ended up deleting their pictures. I fixed that, but I also made the delete smarter. The delete does not delete the file on the server but just renames it to start with an underscore. The new version is smart enough to find the "deleted" photo that starts with an underscore and rename it back to normal if the person undeletes the photo.

I've also been working on Java Servlet's to support the development of the feature that allows the archive viewers to add comments. I'm thinking of a blog style comment support for archive photos.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

We had some boring meetings yesterday at work. Most of the topics discussed were discussed at least 3 years ago in other conversations. My boss also has the tendency to invite people to the meetings who should not be there. These are people who need to know about the topic, but not this early in the discussion. I makes the whole thing rather boring because we're discussing things I have already thought about and already understand. The fact that I had meetings at least 3 years ago discussing the same things is also frustrating. So...

I made the best of it and read through the Apache Tomcat documentation. I had not had a clear understanding about deployment, configuration, and the integration with Apache HTTP server. I still have some confusion, but I think I have enough information to do some more exploring. Automatic Deployment

Monday, September 15, 2003

I wrote my first Java Servlet last night. Instead of "Hello World" it displayed "Mark, you're the man!"

I'm working on setting up some ways to edit the comments on the pages of the picture server.

This morning Jen found a leak in the irrigation system. It is near all of the valves in the back yard. It's going to be a mess to fix. Yuck!

Works sucks.

Monday, September 08, 2003

We had much fun in Boston and Connecticut at Tod and Holly's Wedding. See Emma's Take on the trip. We all wish them many happy years and send out love.

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Big News. Google has finally figured out that my page it the first link for "Mark Famous". Yea.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Tonight I set up Janet to publish her pictures to the archive. She did her first sync. It took a while. I also set up a blog for her. Janet's Blog.
I called Linksys about my BEFSX41. They sent me a beta firmware update - 1.44.11t, Apr 16 2003 - that finally fixed my problem. The problem was interesting. The port forwarding was working, but only outside the router. worked for the technician on the phone, but when I tried that address on my network, it did not work. It appears as if the router was forwarding the port to the external network, but internal requests were not returned back to the computer on the network forwarding the port. This was no good because I could not test my forwarding. I also have some programs that are hard coded to look for and I wanted to use the same version for both internal network and external network access. The firmware update fixed this. I'm surprised it is not a more important problem.

I replaced the old router with the new BEFSX41. Next step is to set up the VPN connection with Tod, but that might take a while.