Monthly Archives: June 2008



It occurs to me that doctors and scientists are encouraged to, and given job time, to write and publish papers/articles in journals, etc…

I think employers should be encouraging developers/architects to release or work on open source projects, post technical articles, keep a technical blog, etc… Not only does it let developers keep […]

By | June 23rd, 2008|General|1 Comment

Interesting article about 10MinuteMail in the Taipei Times

It’s especially interesting how the availability of 10MinuteMail in so many different languages makes it more likely to be a popular site in other countries. It stands to reason, but not something I’d really considered directly.

If your site isn’t USA specific, you’d may want to consider offering your site in […]

By | June 19th, 2008|10MinuteMail|2 Comments

Why I love Debian (and PostgreSQL)

I woke up this morning, got online through my new UMTS/HSPDA modem, and discovered that one of my servers had a load average of 239+

Not the best way to start the day.

Turns out an rsync backup job between two servers had gone nuts and […]

By | June 17th, 2008|Linux|0 Comments

Design Comparison

Good design is apparently harder than you might think.

Let’s take a quick look at three big online cosmetic/accessory web store-fronts:,, and

I’m not an IA, so I won’t try to do a big analysis. I’m just going to let you look at the three different home page looks across […]

By | June 12th, 2008|General|1 Comment

JForum SSO (single sign-on) and Atlassian Crowd

Over at our new ATG Developer Community site, we’re using Atlassian Crowd to manage our user accounts, groups, and single sign-on (SSO) between Jira, Confluence, to manage Subversion authentication, and to handle the forums (JForum) user accounts.

There was an example on how to integrate JForum and Crowd, which works pretty well. […]

By | June 8th, 2008|Java, Security|4 Comments