Posts for November, 2005

Finding port numbers in Linux

Vadim gave me a cool tip for finding out the port numbers for things in linux. You can just look at the /etc/services file to see what port things are registered for. > grep smtp /etc/services smtp 25/tcp mailsmtp 25/udp mailsmtps 465/tcp # SMTP over SSL (TLS)
Published in Sysadmin on Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Overview on new features for ASP.NET 2.0

I found a pretty cool article on developer fusion with an overview of what’s new in ASP.NET 2.0. It’s a great overview with an overview of things like changes to page state, new design time functionality for server controls, new localization functionality and new page lifecycle events. I promise I’m not blogging this because I […]
Published in ASP.NET on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

IE developer toolbar

The kids over at Microsoft have released an IE developer toolbar. It’s got most the nice things that the Firefox toolbar has like box outlining and options to disable scripts and cookies. One of the nice features it has that isn’t included in the firefox version is a little ruler tool that lets you measure […]
Published in Tools on Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Greek mythology retold with Flash

I found a lovely little multimedia site about Greek mythology called winged sandals. The site is absolutely charming, the artwork is lovely and it’s a great example of where a flash site is a good idea and where the HTML-only version isn’t absolutely rubbish. My favourite part of the site was a music video version […]
Published in Web development on Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

New acronym.. new lot of hype.

This article says: “Ajax lets programmers reduce the cost and time to build programs, says Bret Taylor, a Google project manager.” Obviously Bret Taylor from Google has never tried debugging an AJAX app that suddenly stops working and has eaten the error message that explains why.. I’m trying not to make the judgement that using […]
Published in Web development on Friday, November 4th, 2005

Yellow chair stories

I just found a wonderful little site called Yellow chair stories that tells the story of when its owner put a yellow chair and an offer of free wireless internet outside her house in an attempt to explore electronic and physical neighbourhoods. I thought it was a lovely little site and I think it’s a […]
Published in Web development on Tuesday, November 1st, 2005