Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore, Singapore, 2008-01-20

This is my first trip to Singapore

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Back to Bangkok

J.W. Marriott Hotel, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008-01-03

So I flew back into Bangkok overnight.

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Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2007-12-27

My brother is most of the way through shooting a short film called Chinjoni. It tells the obscure story from World War I of Southern Sudanese who found themselves serving as soldiers on the Western Front for their colonial masters the French.

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Automated Tomcat / mod_jk / Apache httpd Setup

Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2007-11-25

Getting Apache HTTPD and Tomcat to talk to each other via mod_jk is one of those things that always seems to be a painful task. I think this is because of two things. First, there are innumerable ways of configuring Apache HTTPD, and the locations and names of the configuration files may differ depending on your Linux distro, and who built your Apache binaries. Second, while there are many explanations of how to set up HTTPD / mod_jk / Tomcat, most explanations are copy-and-paste configuration dumps with not much explanation of how it all hangs together and what all the configurations mean.

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Creating an ISO with dd under Cygwin

Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-11-01

Alright, this is a “blog it so I don’t forget it” post.

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Coffee in Bangkok

J.W. Marriott Hotel, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008-01-12

Sometimes you get a coffee that makes you stop what you’re doing because it’s so good. You stop everything and just admire the cup for a moment and say something like: “that is one fine cup of coffee”. If you’re a coffee person, you know what I’m talking about.

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VMWare Server on Debian Linux with Accurate Timekeeping

Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2007-12-30

How to setup VMWare Server properly so that your guest operating systems dont suffer from slow or fast running clocks, and so you don't get the "rtc: lost some interrupts" error.

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How to work around the Debian installer hanging at 5% on software selection

Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2007-11-25

The Debian apt system is awesome - it makes it incredibly easy to install new software onto a Debian box. It’s Achilles heel is the central repositories that host all the software packages. Making the whole world rely on just a couple of repository servers makes those servers very important, and means that when bad data gets into those servers, it causes problems for people all over the world.

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Favorite find Commands

Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-11-14

I’m always ducking into the man page for find - the syntax never seems to stick for me, so this my online MRU list of find commands:

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Divine Code

Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-10-27

Often while naming variables or methods I’ve noticed that some related words have the same number of characters. I love this because it makes your code so much prettier, and I started keeping notes of these paired words. Here’s what I’ve found so far:

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