Android review and iPhone comparison

Here’s a quick run-down and comparison between the G1 vs. iPhone and Andriod vs. OS X mobile. This is based on side-by-side evaluation with both phones. The phones Keyboard The winner: G1 The G1’s keyboard is awesome. I like it so much better than the iPhones mainly because I can see the whole screen while […]

Open source operating system quest

While waiting to see if my X300 sells on Craig’s list and before I eBay it, I figured I would go back to my roots and install a bunch of operating systems on the machine. It is very new hardware and I wanted to see what else is out there. For those who don’t know […]

I can't sell a laptop on Craig's list????

So, some of you might have seen that my latest laptop purchase has been a complete disaster. I’ve decided to sell it and switch entirely to Apple hardware and software because at this point I just need an OS and machine that I can count on and is some form of Unix. The only ones […]

X300 first impressions

Got my Lenovo Thinkpad X300 last week and I’ve been using it for development for only a few days. Here are my first impressions: Pros Very lightweight Fast – the SSD drive seems to make some things pretty fast and the system is fast enough for the work I do Nice screen THE BEST KEYBOARD […]

Multiple Tomcat instances Debian scripts

I opened a new Google Code project to manage the scripts I wrote that allow multiple instances of Tomcat to be run on Ubuntu. These scripts are now fully open source (more so than before I guess) and available to everyone. They are also more up-to-date than they were in my previous blog post about […]

Ubuntu Gusty and Tomcat 5.5

Looks like Gusty (or something) changes some of the installation for Tomcat 5.5 and it requires some work to get back to normal. Here’s my changes thus far: sudo rm /usr/share/tomcat5.5/common/endorsed/* cd /usr/share/tomcat5.5/common/lib sudo apt-get install libmysql-java sudo ln -s /usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java.jar This fist off removes the bad XML jar files that Tomcat is setup with […]