Pebble 2.0.0 RC2 on Java 1.4
Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006-11-08My site ran on Pebble 1.9 for several months until I noticed it was leaking memory and running up to 99% CPU. I decided to upgrade to Pebble 2, which targets Java 1.5, but the host I have has 1.4, and I couldn't put a 1.5 JDK up there, so I had to get Pebble 2 to run on 1.5. These are some notes from that experience.
Microsoft Outlook Express Corruption
Mai Tai Bar, Melbourne, Australia, 2006-05-05The drivers provided with the IBM T42, and probably other similar models, are slightly dodgy such that sometimes when you suspend and resume Windows, network connections don't work. I've hit this problem a few times since I've had my T42, and normally a quick restart does the trick. Last night I ended up in the situation where my network wasn't working, and I couldn't restart because Synergy had hung, and my mouse and keyboard weren't working, so a hard-boot was the only option. After that everything was back to normal.
Bamboo 1.0.0 Released
Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2006-01-24
Bumrungrad Hospital in Newseek
Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006-10-12
My employer is featured in Newsweek this month. Yes, our hospital really does have a lobby like a 5 star hotel!
Back to Basics: Validation
Dizingov Cafe, Elsternwick, Melbourne, Australia, 2006-01-29Recently while working on site with one of our clients I saw validation code that missed mark for usability. For *n* error messages, this code would have the user doing up to n round trips to discover each of the error conditions. In this post I'll discuss a model for arranging your validation code that is both user friendly and defensive.