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FlickrJ’s ThreadLocal gotcha

If you use Desktop license from Flickr, you have to use the RequestContext class as follows from the FlickrJ examples: Auth token = this.flickr.getAuthInterface().getToken(frob); RequestContext.getRequestContext().setAuth(token); RequestContext stores the token in a ThreadLocal variable. To be brief, I’m running an app … Continue reading

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Jmeter

I have to load test only survey software for a client. Ran into some bugs w/ Jmeter Proxy feature, but once I got it going…well, I love this tool! It’s been around long enough that most features and statistics I … Continue reading

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Selenium Grid on EC2

I configured the demo for Selenium Grid on EC2. It ran fine as a grid on my local box, but had some issues running over EC2. Mainly the browsers were just hanging instead of executing their scripts. I got quick … Continue reading

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Amazon EC2

Got going w/ Amazon EC2 instances last week. ElasticFox certainly made for a nice gui admin tool. Few bugs, but overall good. The only thing that kills me is Amazon’s decision to not offer a 64bit small instance (or a … Continue reading

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Dead body found in Google Maps!

Click here to check it out live on Google Maps! (No this isn’t a Rick Roll ) Can’t believe someone managed to sneak this in the production version… 🙂

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Building a better nextbus iphone site

Nextbus sends my shiny new 3g iphone to their lame mobile site. The iphone can handle the superior ajax interface, so why redirect me and  impede my experience? So, like I any code dev, I started monkeying with fixing it. … Continue reading

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Akismet Spam Detection

I don’t know what happened, but the Akismet Spam plugin I put on my WordPress months ago finally kicked in. It cleared out over 2000 spam comments at once, and I revelaed some real comments in moderation that would have … Continue reading

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Hacking Quicken

So, I recently bought Quicken for the first time, so that I could do line item tax deductions. Too bad my main credit card company, Chase, artificially limits the data I can import to Quicken. Only 45 days worth. I … Continue reading

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Why does Sun act so unprofessional with their flagship products?

Download the new Java Netbeans 5.5 Several of the samples are broken. Totally unprofessional. Click on ‘Help’. Sun’s entire document website cluster is down. Totally unreliable. What is Sun thinking? Do they realize how poorly the represent their company and … Continue reading

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Fiber Optic in San Francisco

Talked to an SBC/ATT rep today. They said SF gets Fiber Optic laid to new apartment buildings and select newly built homes. They said that my neighborhood, Western Addition, will not get the copper replaced with fiber optic (ever), because … Continue reading

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