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Using MapMessage with ActiveMQ with a Python Stomp.py consumer

Out of the box a STOMP consumer on an ActiveMQ broker will be able to receive TextMessages, but MapMessages will arrive without content. This is because we need to specify a converter to ActiveMQ(?) which we can do in the … Continue reading

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Samsung K3 on Linux

To cut to the chase, to use the Samsung K3 on Linux you need to use the MTP protocol, supplied by libmtp, and supported by mtp-tools, Rhythmbox (>=0.11), gnomad2 and amarok. (Credits for this tip go to Linux-Club.de). All of … Continue reading

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Grouped Plone keywords

┬áThe keywords system is plone is ok, but it’s not great. There is a few alternative such as Portal Taxonomy, and it is quite well discussed elsewhere. However, most systems I’ve seen replace the keywords system entirely, meaning that only … Continue reading

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24 Hours with Vista

I’m not normally one to venture into a new Microsoft OS, but this situation came about out of necessity, not choice. We needed a cheap laptop, and the cheapest one on the shelf came with Vista home basic. So, lets … Continue reading

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Bats!

This is a bit of a saga, so I’ll do a quick intro before I get to the guts of it. I purchased a house in December 2006, and after a month or so living there I noticed a scratching … Continue reading

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Getting out to get back in

I have a server box I look after that is buried deep inside a private network, behind the most restrictive of firewalls, which normally means I have to physically visit the site to perform any maintenance. To be able to … Continue reading

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Roof colours impact on temperature

These are some preliminary results for roof colour tests I am conducting. The setup is 8 equal sized pieces of roofing material, some painted with different coloured roof paints. They were left out in full 12noon summer sun (Lat 19 … Continue reading

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Personal flash video player

With this handy little util, flash video player, and ffmpeg to do the conversion it is easy to embed videos in your website, without having to use a video sharing site like youtube. This is of great importance to intranets, … Continue reading

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PHP internal server error

I think my cpanel host recently upgraded some software on their server, and suddenly all my usual proceedures for rolling out web apps broke, with Internal server errors and this in the error log “error: directory is writable by others”. … Continue reading

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Please vote for this

This is my partner’s work, and you help in voting for her would be greatly appreciated. powered by performancing firefox

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