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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.

Installing Red Hat, Part 3.

And just like that, I'm finished - in approx. 21 hours and 30 minutes from when I decided to start downloading. The smoothest upgrade of any operating system I've ever seen. I really like the new desktop UI - but I've always been a sucker for eye candy.

Posted in General at Oct 01 2002, 04:32:00 PM MDT Add a Comment

Tomcat is the most popular app server?

That's what they're saying over at

The most commonly used Java application server execution environment today is Apache Software Foundation's Tomcat, according to BZ Research's latest Java Awareness Study, conducted in August 2002. In the study, 52.2 percent of all respondents said Tomcat was currently in use at their companies.

"The app-server question response clustered into four groupings, with Tomcat standing alone. Next were the three major commercial Java app servers: IBM's WebSphere, at 29.0 percent; BEA's WebLogic, at 24.5 percent; and Oracle's Oracle9iAS, at 20.8 percent."


Posted in General at Oct 01 2002, 02:37:14 PM MDT Add a Comment

Sometimes it's the little things.

I just checked out the latest version of Roller from CVS and found some very cool stuff. I especially like the [Edit] link at the end of each entry. I also dig the Ekit editor much more than I thought I would. The good news - I'm running it on Tomcat 4.1.12 (WinXP, JDK 1.4.1) - with no issues. Must be a good great web app to make such a smooth transition. Dare we say standards-compliant?! 564 out of 646.

Posted in Roller at Oct 01 2002, 02:01:46 PM MDT Add a Comment

Installing Red Hat, Part 2.

As you might've guessed, the first 2 CD's installed in about a 1/2 hour and know I'm waiting for disc3 to complete. 200 MB left, ~50KB/s. The GUI interface for installing has smooth fonts like Quartz Extreme on OS X and Clear Type on Windows XP. It's interesting on these Red Hat downloads - this is my 3rd or 4th one and there's definitely an art to it. I usually surf through the mirrors list with SmartFTP open (on Windows) and copy the ftp urls. SmartFTP detects an FTP url on the clipboard, prompts you to connect, and away you go. Yesterday and today, I'm about 1 for 10 on those servers that actually let me get through. But you can't stop there, you have to find the fastest server you can. Last night, I had good luck with a couple servers from Australia. The fastest one I ever found was - I downloaded one CD in less than a couple hours! I couldn't believe it - maybe someone forgot to turn on my bandwidth constrictor. 472 out of 646.

Posted in General at Oct 01 2002, 01:12:49 PM MDT Add a Comment

Weblogging Standard?

You know what we need in Roller, MoveableType, Radio, Blogger, etc. is a "standard" for our data stores. How sweet would it be to be able to move your site from Roller to Radio without writing an import/export tool. The quick and dirty solution is to write a bunch of import tools for Roller, but the best idea is to unite the weblogging community into creating a common database schema, or whatever it may be.

Posted in Roller at Oct 01 2002, 12:58:39 PM MDT Add a Comment

Installing Red Hat, Part 1.

I decided to start installing Red Hat 8.0 with disc's 1 and 2 - and hopefully 1) I won't need disc3, or 2) it'll be done downloading by the time I do. The coolest part so far - they actually have a test at the beginning so you can test your CDs. What a lifesaver - I've installed Linux many times and found out on disc2 that my CD or iso image was bad.

Posted in General at Oct 01 2002, 08:16:09 AM MDT Add a Comment

Jabber Weblog.

I found the weblog of the Executive Director of the Jabber Software Foundation. I'll be adding this to my daily-reads list.

Posted in General at Oct 01 2002, 06:46:13 AM MDT Add a Comment

Red Hat Download.

I began downloading the RedHat 8.0 ISO's last night at about 2 a.m. and woke up to find disc1 and disc2 finished! Took 5 hours for each - you gotta like high speed internet access! Companies that sell high speed internet should advertise this. For instance, my provider should have this on their hompage.

Wireless High-speed Internet!*

400x Faster Than a Phone Line!
Up to 1Mbps download speeds!
Always on Internet connection!

*Free Linux distributions and MP3's ARE included.

Too bad the disc3 download dropped it's connection and now I have to get that one today.

Posted in General at Oct 01 2002, 02:58:24 AM MDT Add a Comment