Monday, March 31, 2003

Eclipse 2.1

Eclipse 2.1 available for download here. OSX is now a supported platform.
I think it is nicer than NetBeans or JBuilder, but more choice is always a good thing.
I just checked and Borland's JBuilder 8 FAQ say that JB8 requires Java 1.4.1. Since this shipped a few weeks a go, JB8 must be coming any day now, I expect.

New Apple Mini-Tablet Enclosure

MacWhispers.com has details of a New Apple Mini-Tablet Enclosure that sound very interesting. Is it a video iPod, an iBook replacement, or a new new thing ? The story give the impression that it is already being built.

iPhoto Library Manager

iPhoto Library Manager

One of those features is the ability to have iPhoto work with multiple photo libraries, or even the ability to have your library in a location other than the one it chooses. iPhoto Library Manager's job is to fill this gap.
Amanda has been complaining for a while that iPhoto 2 still seems to get slower and slower when working with large numbers of images. I found the above software via Michael Braly and it proves to be a simple way of creating and managing multiple iPhoto Libraries. Gold stars for me at home !

Friday, March 28, 2003

Tomcat in a box

Schrodinger 1.0 provides a graphical interface package for Tomcat, a Java servlet container that works with the Apache web server to provide dynamically generated Java Server Pages (JSP). Schroedinger offers debugging tools, Dreamweaver and GoLive integration, and other features, and includes a Tomcat installation. Schroedinger is free for Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, and other Java-enabled systems with a Java JDK better than 1.3.1.
[via MacInTouch]

JWSDP Update

Java(TM) Web Services Developer Pack 1.1 is now available - along with matching tutorial.

GSM is not Freedom

Did you know that GSM does not equal Freedom.

IBM Lotus Extended Search 4

IBM Lotus Extended Search Version 4.0 is released. What's new gives details of exciting new features. It even still runs on Domino if you dont want/have WAS. Nice to still support Legacy servers.

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Mortals and Gods

American Military Operation Name Generating Device courtesy of Ftrain.
There is also a link to the opening of Von Daniken's Mystery Park in a few weeks. The park is near Interlaken in Switzerland and contains recreations of major 'extra-terrestrial works' that include Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Mayan temples, and others.
[via Davezilla]

OmniGraffle now does Visio

MacNN tell us that The Omni Group announces OmniGraffle 3.0. I can find no mention of it at the OMNI Group website. Think Secret has a few more details though. It will now import/export Visio files.
Visio is one of the "must have" applications for a lot of Government/enterprise customers. One more good reason to buy a PowerBook.

Friday, March 14, 2003

Another Domino site in the real worldg

GoAuto - I regularly visit this site for news on the Australian car industry. It is nice to come across Domino sites that are not tech-related.

Fix for JBuilder7 and Java 1.4.1

For those who installed Java 1.4.1_01 on OSX and promptly broke JBuilder, there is a fix. It was in the Release Notes all the time - here.

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Michael Braly

Michael Braly mumbles about Domino, Cobalt Raqs (whatever they are) and Macs.
We old blokes will continue to call it the NAB forever, if you don't mind.

Next thing I'll start going on about Notes servers running on OS/2 or Netware and modem scripts in thum thar good old olden days........
First person to mention t' shoebox in t' middle o' road gets a slap!

Monday, March 10, 2003

Off on another tangent

Ok, so I'm just starting to scope a job to build a trial Discovery Server, but these links are nothing to do with that.
I'll let you know what happens when the Discovery Server is up and running.

Philosophy in Cyberspace

Guide to Philosophy on the Internet (Peter Suber)

The Philosophers' Magazine

Philosophical jokes, and more here

Tech Support Nietzsche Style

Thursday, March 06, 2003

Levity, Fun, Frivolity, Whimsy

Guess who is still fiddling with a thesaurus? But seriously, Verity Stob has a few more gems to peruse. It is not every day you find folks who can construct fine jokes about GUIDs or code comments.
Do yourself a favour.

I'll do some more Domino stuff soon. Once the enthusiasm resurfaces.
I have spent the last week smiling nicely at developers while an evil voice in my head whispers "You really should tell them about testing - it would make their job easier".
Also, less repetitious too, as well.

LotusSphere 2003 Samples

Lotusphere 2003 presentations are now available in the LDD Sandbox. Look also for demo and sample application files.

Visual Thesaurus

This Visual Thesaurus is very pretty. It is also a great way to discover related words and concepts. Go waste a few minutes and discover a new word or two.
My new word for today is otiose.