Monthly Archives: March 2005

Tomcat 5.0.x and ClientAbortException

I’ve got an application deployed on Tomcat 5.0.28 that, when in production, uses log4j with the SMTP appender to send relevant debug / error messages via email. Soon after deploying the application I began receiving messages from the application which … Continue reading

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Older MySQL JDBC Driver issues with INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE

I haven’t worked on my wife’s recipe site in ages. Originally written as an experiment with JSP and Java, I think my mom and Karen are the only people that use it (which is fine with me). In any case, … Continue reading

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Modifying Memory Allocation on Tomcat 5.x on Windows

A search for ‘tomcat 5 outofmemory windows‘ returns about 2000 hits, not one of them shows you how can increase the amount of memory allocated to Tomcat via the Apache Tomcat Properties applet when running on Windows (some point to … Continue reading

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Configuring Apache James to send email via a smart host

Unfortunately we’re still using Windows on our servers at work, the last application I deployed didn’t have IIS installed on it (yay!), which means no local SMTP service. I needed a local SMTP server so I installed Apache James (I … Continue reading

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Doug Cutting interview on TSS

The guys at TSS did a pretty indepth interview with Doug Cutting (who wrote Lucene and is now involved in the Nutch project). You can read the transcript here; there’s video there somewhere, I just couldn’t find it.

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Donald Knuth on NPR

Donuld Knuth was on the Morning Edition this morning, you can still catch it via Windows Media Player or Real Player. He’s a real character (he leaves his bike helmet on inside because… eventually he’ll have to put it back … Continue reading

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Using Betwixt, Struts and REST

My latest project at work launched a couple weeks ago, unfortunately there isn’t much to look at, but it’s not like I’m a Flash developer, so unless I start writing Windows apps, no one will ever be able to see … Continue reading

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Fun with HTTP User Agents

Found in my server logs today: “Mozilla/5.0 (Win32; U; FreeBSD 5.X i686; tw-TW; rv:1.0.0; hi, Mom) Gecko/20040604″

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