Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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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.

Starting from scratch on OS X and Windows

Last night I began my quest to get rid of "OS Rot" on both my PowerBook and my Windows box. I bought new hard drives for both, so I wouldn't have to worry about losing any data. For the Mac, I bought a Lacie d2 (250GB) and for Windows, I bought an internal Maxtor 120GB. Thanks to everyone who suggested the Lacie.

To start, I cloned my PowerBook's drive to the Lacie drive using the free version of SuperDuper. It took about two hours and worked flawlessly. I then proceeded to format the PowerBook drive and install OS X. For the most part, I just copied a bunch of files back into place. I've been trying to restore my settings by copying individual folders from ~/Library to the fresh install - but it's not working so well. I'm thinking of just restoring my whole home directory (cruft in ~/Library and all).

The Windows install wasn't nearly as easy. Rather than backing up to an empty drive, I just installed the new disk as the primary and old one as a slave. I tried installing Windows on the new one twice (once w/ the slave installed, once w/o). After installing, when I boot up, it just sits there will a dark grey screen. So I gave up and put my old hard drive in as the primary. I think the disk might be bad. Regardless, I'm going to try again tonight. This time I'm going to use a ghosting/cloning program to backup to the new hard drive - and essentially go through the same steps I did on the Mac. I'll probably use Norton Ghost or PartitionMagic - but I'm open to other suggestions.

Posted in Mac OS X at Oct 13 2005, 09:01:57 AM MDT 8 Comments

Comparing Ajax Frameworks

From the SpikeSource blog:

SpikeSource's Matt Harrison blogs about his latest interest, AJAX. He's been checking out the various frameworks for AJAX's and being a python lover he has even ported some of them to be used with python. Matt has also conducted mini interview's with one of the framework creators: Alex Russell of dojo, and Bob Ippolito of MochiKit. An interesting read.

Harrison also references a nice AJAX Library Comparison on the Open Source Applications Foundation website. I'd love to see an AJAX Framework Smackdown at a future conference.

Posted in The Web at Oct 13 2005, 08:45:08 AM MDT 3 Comments