“Go Home Homos!” 1

Tonight I went to a Padres vs. San Francisco game and while the game itself was very eventful, even more eventful was the dispute that came about after the guy sitting in front of me semi-shouted out, “Go Home Homos!” in response to some Giants fans chanting “Let’s Go Giants.” The dispute started just after ...

First week back in San Diego

I’ve been in San Diego nearly a week now. The heat wave that was still in effect the first couple days I was here has seemed to have passed. It was still not as bad as it was in Berlin, though. The first day I had my lovely little scooter (Vespa p200e) on the road ...

Top 30 Django Tutorials and Articles 32

As a response to the Top 30 Ruby on Rails Tutorials, I’ve compiled a list of the top 30 Django tutorials and articles. These links are in addition to the great documentation on the Django project site. For those who don’t know, Django is a Python web development framework that makes development super fast. The ...

Setting Up Tomcat 5 on Ubuntu 6.06 40

I had mentioned that I’d post a quick how-to on setting up Tomcat 5 on Ubuntu Dapper. So here it is and lucky for me it’s VERY easy. Translations: castellano First a quick overview of what we are going to do: 1. install software 2. change 1 line in a configuration file. 3. start the ...

Fulfilling promises and moving out

So last week I completed migrating Sprachenatelier Berlin e.V. to Ubuntu 6.06 (codename Dapper). Everything is working quite well and they are pretty happy with it. They definitely have noticed a difference for the better over Ubuntu 5.04 which they had been running. The Nautilus changes (path buttons, places, etc.), the Ubuntu updater (only for ...

Advertise Your Frustration 1

This guy has found a really nice way to vent his frustration at seeing obtrusive ads everywhere you freakin’ look.

Sleep Deprivation and Being a Loser 1

On Sunday I installed Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper) at Sprachenatelier Berlin e.V. a small language school in Friedrichshain. It took all night and I’m still not finished. Someone had installed a Tomcat server that was serving a custom jsp app. Having never installed tomcat nor having ever developed Java Server Pages and only finding out about ...

Mysql, JDBC and relationships in Openoffice.org 2.0.x 1

By default when attempting to create a relationship by way of Tools > Relationships… in OpenOffice you’ll get an error that relationships are not supported. However this is not true if you are using the InnoDB tables. In order to enable relations you need to add overrideSupportsIntegrityEnhancementFacility=true to your connection string. So where do I ...

Father of the WWW on Net Neutrality

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has a short journal entry and also a video of his take on Net Neutrality. He is just one of many people who support Net Neutrality. In my last entry on the subject I quoted Scott Cleland of NetCompetition.org, an opponent of network neutrality. He listed ...

Keyboard shortcut for changing search engine in Firefox 1

If you want to change the Firefox search engine from the keyboard here is what you do. Ctrl + k --gets you to the search box Ctrl + Up or Down --switches the search engine. Now my life is complete.