Instead of searching fields in a database, I think it would be really nice to be able to send a spider to index a site.. obviously complicated, but would be very very handy to have. Also makes a lot more sense to me to search pages than objects. Object searching could be sliced and diced easier but it’s slower and once you find an object, you have to find out where it should be displayed on a page… Create a mini google?
So I was hanging out w/ the guys from FootJoy today discussing their site (which I’m working on). One question that came up: “Is there a spell checker for the backend app?” I had to answer ‘No.’ But to my surprise… TONIGHT I found this cool spell checker for IE
Spent numerous hours tonight trying to get a JSP/Servlet app running again on Tomcat 4.01. I’ve learned (for the second time) that Tomcat is really really fussy about web.xml. It likes things in a certain order or else you get an ugly error message that doesn’t say anything about what *actually* went wrong. Uggh.
Well thought out reasoning on why I should go back to school: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000319.html
How to internationalize a Struts app: http://www.anassina.com/struts/i18n/i18n.html
Back from California. Got up at 4:00am to get on a 7:35am flight, transferred planes in Pittsburgh, arrived in Providence @ 6pm, drove home, got home @ 7pm. Long long day. Sick today (Monday) so no work. I did catch a couple fish at Lake Mary, hiked up to Skelton Lake in Mammoth, saw Minority Report, washed the dog (Heather), had FatBurger w/ my brother in LA, went to a wedding. Did lots in a 5 days.
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