The Chicken and The Egg

I’ve spent a long time recently going through a client’s Group Policy Object infrastructure. A large part of the GPOs are invalid – either completely broken, referencing missing items, empty, unlinked, and referencing invalid scripts (like VBScript inside a batch file – it’s own WTF). I’ve documented the…

Moni8er

I wrote a little utility program that runs on Windows for Mede8er media players. It is intended for newer X2 and X3 models that support Jukebox view. The utility essentially replaces the “Scan folder” function in the Mede8er, and allows you to create the required Mede8er.db files for each…

iPod Annoyances

I love my iPod. I mostly use it in the car and while I’m on the train / walking to/from the station. The biggest annoyance with it though, is that while I’m driving, the screen randomly changes from portrait mode to landscape “coverflow” mode, which is fucking annoying,…

Learning Java #4

Since Apache James can do pretty much whatever I want it to do, and it would make an excellent base for whatever I might be able to dream up in terms of a filtering MTA, I ended up scrapping the idea of learning Java for a while. (Man, the font…

(Not) Learning Java #3.1

… and have I done anything since yesterday? No. Big surprise there. Actually, I have another distraction. I bought an Amaz(ing)on Kindle the other day. Loving it to bits… but now I have the severe distraction of organizing the collection of e-books that I have into some semblance of…

(Not) Learning Java #3

Ah, the bane of my life, procrastination, has struck again. I had the idea to develop a mail filtering server (MTA) that would essentially be a gateway in the email system that would process incoming email and then output it to another (external) MTA, such as a groupware server of…

Learning Java #2

I’ve read through some of the tutes on Oracle’s site. Completed the annoying Hello World app – it is just me, or are these freaking boring? While I understand what it is trying to do, if you’re already familiar with programming, it’s pretty damn annoying. And yes,…

Learning Java #1

My foray in to learning Java has just begun. Actually, it began a few weeks ago when I decided I want to do it for various reasons, and then a short while after that I thought of a project that would make learning it worthwhile. Back then, when Learning Java…