Talkinator and profanity

Just read an interesting new I, Cringely about a piece of software named Talkinator. The technology seems just like a new IRC for the web with some APIs and Web 2.0 style, but that wasn’t what caught my eye. What caught my attention was that Cringely states that Taklinator doesn’t allow profanity. Being that Inversoft’s […]

Restoring a SubVersion repository from an old backup

I have recently gone through the exercise of restoring a medium sized SubVersion repository from an older backup and wanted to share my experience with everyone. First, the problem: The problem After you restore the older backup, if any work was performed between the last backup and when the repository crashed, the repository will be […]

Java, SSL and self-signed certificates

Depending on the API you are using or how you are using SSL, you might have received an error stating that the certificate is invalid, not path to certificate, invalid certificate chain, no chain found, PKIK error, or something similar. This occurs when the certificate is self-signed or signed by an authority that has not […]

Hidden folders in OS X file dialogs

Found a good shortcut for getting access to hidden folders in OS X file dialogs and the Finder. It requires some typing and it doesn’t auto-complete like Linux does, but it is better than nothing. Just hit Shift-Command-G to open the “Go To Folder” dialog and then type the path to the hidden file or […]