Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Web Architecture Consultant specializing in open source frameworks.

10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Can't get rid of folders

I'm having the same problem on Windows XP that I am on my Mac. On the Mac, I have a folder ASD in my Trash that won't delete. When I try to Empty Trash from the Dock, I get an error stating that the item "ASD" is in use. When I look at the folder and try to remove stuff, nothing is there:

[minime:~] matt% rm -r .Trash/*
rm: .Trash/ASD: Directory not empty
[minime:~] matt% rm -r .Trash/ASD/*
rm: No match.

On XP, I have a similar issue. There is a found.000 folder on my C: drive. In this folder, there is a hidden folder (or at least it has a folder icon) named file0009.chk. When I try to delete it, I get the following error:

Cannot delete file0009.chk: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

Both of these have been bugging me for quite some time - hopefully I can put the comments feature to work for me now!

Posted in General at Nov 11 2002, 08:07:04 PM MST 3 Comments

Neatly Packaged Binaries

Of your favorite open source products for OS X. My favs are among them: MySQL, Apache and Tomcat - all the latest versions.

Posted in Mac OS X at Nov 11 2002, 07:31:49 PM MST 1 Comment

RSS and Relative URLs

Even though my RSS still does not validate, the latest beta of NetNewsWire seems to support relative links. One small step for webloggers, now if we could only get the RSS spec leads on board.

Posted in Mac OS X at Nov 11 2002, 07:25:15 PM MST Add a Comment

Make Roller Better

Like Dave said:

There are lots of little problems with Roller's UI, lots of room for improvements, and lots of missing weblogging features. Make sure the issues that are bugging you get into Roller's JIRA issue tracker. Look at the list of issues that are not yet assigned to a release and vote on the ones that are most important to you. You can also view the currently most popular issues.

So help us improve Roller and the world will be a better place - or at least our part of the world will be...

Posted in Roller at Nov 11 2002, 06:45:43 PM MST 1 Comment

I'm loving the comments feature.

I really like the comments feature because it's as if I have hidden treasures waiting for me on my site. Like the demanding, never-satisfied client, I now ask - can we add the last 20 comments feature like MiniBlog has?

Posted in Roller at Nov 11 2002, 06:30:31 PM MST 2 Comments

Struts now produces XHTML?!

I logged this bug many moons ago (December 19, 2001) - and tonight it appears to have been fixed!! This is sweeter than all getout in my opinion. This means that adding <html:html xhtml="true"> to the top of your JSP when using Struts will render XHTML-compliant markup. I haven't tested it yet - thanks David Graham!

Posted in Java at Nov 11 2002, 06:13:02 PM MST Add a Comment

OS X 10.2.2 Update

Found at Mac Rumors:

The 10.2.2 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications and technologies: Address Book, iChat, IP Firewall, Mail, Print Center, Rendezvous, Sherlock and Windows file service discovery. The update also includes the updated services previously delivered in Security Update 2002-09-20. [ learn more... ]

Posted in Mac OS X at Nov 11 2002, 02:22:18 PM MST Add a Comment

Veterans Day

My cousin Paul and I are the first men on both sides of my family that haven't been members of the Armed Forces. My father had to serve as he was drafted in his early twenties. His parents (Margaret and Joseph Raible) were career officers and served in WWII. My mother's father (Oliver Hill) was in the Amphibious Corps, which predated the Navy Seals. I thank all these men in my family and all other veterans for giving me the freedom I have. Thanks for making this country safe for my family and for my children.

Posted in General at Nov 11 2002, 02:17:31 PM MST 1 Comment

Broncos vs. Raiders on Monday Night Football

Raiders Suck! Go Broncos! Sweet! There's a great game on the tube tonight. Broncos vs. Raiders (a HUGE rivalry in these parts) in the 500th Monday Night Football game. Go Broncos!

Click on the cute little Broncos Cheerleader (Abbie) for some pictures from this weekend.

Posted in General at Nov 11 2002, 01:38:58 PM MST 2 Comments

Macromedia's Contribute

Macromedia has released a trial version and QuickTime videos of it's newest app, cleverly named Contribute. It looks pretty cool, though I don't know many business types who want to edit/update their own website. They usually prefer to just have someone do the updates for them. I think it'll flop unless it's super cheap - like $50 or something.

Update: I found a good review here.

Update 2: Zeldman says $99 bucks.

Posted in The Web at Nov 11 2002, 09:20:03 AM MST Add a Comment