Monthly Archives: January 2009

AppJet, Java, helma & rhino

Apparently AppJet writes javascript apps using Java helma and serves javascript apps using Java rhino !
Another browser based soft-coding framework, offered as a hosting service. The AppJet site itself runs on Helma, providing the environment in which the apps are developed, while the resulting apps themselves are served directly from a custom developed Rhino virtualisation engine.

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WebTide Java Jetty HTTP Server

WebTide Java Jetty HTTP Server is an open-source, standards-based, full-featured web server implemented entirely in Java. It is released under the Apache 2.0 licence and is therefore free for commercial use and distribution. First created in 1995, Jetty has benefitted from input from a vast user community and consistent and focused development by a stable core of lead developers. There are many more examples of Jetty in action on the Jetty Powered Page that has selections from among the tens of thousands of production Jetty instances.

Jetty Users

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OSGeo is your Open Source Geospatial Compass

OSGeo's mission is to:

  • Promote the use of open geospatial formats
  • Provide best-practise guidelines and examples for use of open and free standards for data (GML, WMS, WFS-T) and metadata (Dublin Core, RDF, ISO19115 through ISO19139).
  • Promote public access to state-collected geodata
  • Lead by example in demonstrating economic value and research activity generated by open access to public geographic information.
  • Run a repository of open geodata

Open Source Geo Projects:

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Sun xVM VirtualBox and Sun xVM OpenVirtualBox

Sun xVM VirtualBox downloads are now available for most OS's including GNU/Linux, Mac OSX, Solaris and Windoz !

VirtualBox binaries are available for download under the PUEL (Personal Use and Evaluation License). This allows anyone to download and use the product free of charge in compliance with those terms.

For organizations that want to deploy across the business, Sun offers Sun xVM VirtualBox Enterprise Subscriptions
which includes a Sun Software License Agreement and Premium Service Plan.

Sun xVM OpenVirtualBox
VirtualBox source code is freely available and licensed under GPL2 as the Open Source Edition.

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Sun Solaris 10 and Sun OpenSolaris 10

Sun Solaris 10 Operating System and Sun OpenSolaris 10 Operating System

Supported on over 1000 x86 and SPARC platforms—delivers the performance, stability and security your users and customers demand. With more applications available than for any other open operating system, one OS can span your entire enterprise: the Web tier, the data warehouse, and the most demanding technical compute applications.

Solaris appears to be free of charge (subject to the Legal Requirements below) while OpenSolaris is free libre open and free of charge !

OpenSolaris Links

Solaris Links

Solaris Legal Requirements

The Solaris 10 code can be obtained via a free Web download, obtaining a Solaris 10 media kit through the Sun store, receiving Solaris 10 pre-installed on Sun systems, among other methods. Use of the operating system is governed by the terms of the Software License Agreement (SLA).

In order to use the Solaris 10 Operating System for perpetual commercial use, each system running the Solaris 10 OS must have an entitlement to do so. The Entitlement Document is delivered to you either with a new Sun system, from Sun Services as part of your service agreement, or via e-mail when you register your systems through the Sun Download Center.

In addition, if you install the Solaris 10 OS on additional systems, you must register those systems to receive an additional Entitlement Document.

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The Documentation is the Code !

I've often heard that "The Code is the Documentation" but how about "The Documentation is the Code" ?

AppJet have some amazing documentation where "the documentation really is the application" since underneath most examples there is a button that says "new app from this" that creates an app from the code directly in the online AppJet IDE !

AppJet is the FASTEST way I have ever created a Web Application :

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The latest flickr / googlemaps / yahoomaps geomap geotag mapping craze seems to be GeoShapes and GeoShaping. Which is basically giving a shape to a locality !

See Flickr

See Google


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Apple MacBook VMware Fusion VM GNU/Linux $lsusb output

Apple MacBook VMware Fusion VM GNU/Linux $lsusb output:

  • ID 05ac:1000 Apple, Inc. Bluetooth HCI MacBookPro (HID mode)
  • ID 05ac:8242 Apple, Inc.
  • ID 05ac:8501 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight [Micron]
  • ID 05ac:9223 Apple, Inc.

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How to setup a HP Photosmart C4500 without a cable or CD

You CAN setup a HP PhotoSmart All-In-One C4500 without using a USB cable or the Windoz CD:

  1. create an adhoc network on your PC with SSID 'hpsetup'
  2. press print wifi config button on printer to find out C4500 adhoc ip addr
  3. navigate to C4500 web page
  4. click IPV4 Configuration tab and enter your local Wi-Fi network details
  5. (optionally) click IPV4 Advanced tab and enter a static IP Addr
  6. change your PC from adhoc to your local Wi-Fi network

You can then install C4500 driver software on your PC and even reduce driver install space from 270M to 200M by carefully selecting components !

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