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Busy Times in San Jose...
The summer has flown past, vacations have gone, and now it is time to get back down to some serious business. Started a new project on Monday, and it looks like I will be spending some quality time out here...
17:54:14 September 21, 2005, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
quickSub 0.3.5 released
With the recent talk about feed subscribing, I realized that quickSub was long overdue a new release. So, at long last, quickSub 0.3.5 is now available. The most prominent change is the addition of FeedDemon to the list of newsreaders...
16:59:50 May 30, 2005, Monday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Caller ID R.I.P.?
Caller ID has been compromised. No longer do you have the assurance that the number displayed on your ringing telephone actually represents the person on the other end of the line. With the advent of so-called Caller ID spoofing services,...
05:39:53 April 29, 2005, Friday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
NASA's Java PathFinder
Now this looks interesting: Java PathFinder (JPF) is a system to verify executable Java bytecode programs. In its basic form, it is a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that is used as an explicit state software model checker, systematically exploring all...
17:49:24 April 27, 2005, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Greasemonkey
Today I had my first experience with Greasemonkey. For those of you who have yet to come across it, Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that opens up a whole new realm of client-side website personalization opportunities. Greasemonkey enables the execution...
21:20:15 April 20, 2005, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Going SWIMming...
Congratulations to Daniel and the team at under[de]construction for the v1.0 release of SWIM. SWIM provides a very innovative approach to Content Management, without the complexity of traditional solutions. You can read more about SWIM in the post over on...
15:14:49 April 7, 2005, Thursday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
An Open Automotive Applications Platform?
Following on from yesterday's car radio podcasting request, GadgetGuy brought me down to earth with what we could realistically expect in the near future. While I do not expect car stereo manufacturers to grok podcasting, it would be nice if...
16:21:12 January 9, 2005, Sunday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Podcasting: I want an aggregator in my Car Radio
With all the recent talk (and hype) about podcasting, I thought I'd chip in with my two cents. For me, the killer podcasting application would definitely reside within the automotive environment. This is really the only time that I have...
07:11:58 January 8, 2005, Saturday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Claiming my feed at Feedster
I just noticed that Feedster are offering some statistics to those who register their feeds. So, here goes... No Need to Click Here - I'm just claiming my feed at Feedster...
09:11:26 December 6, 2004, Monday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Apache Derby on Mac OS X
Earlier this week I got an email from John Tangney, a user of nntp//rss, reporting a problem running the latest release on Mac OS X. After some investigation, it materializes that the problem is actually related to Apache Derby, the...
14:15:46 December 5, 2004, Sunday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Amazon goes Queuing
A colleague of mine passed on a surprise announcement from Amazon: They've just launched the v1.0 beta of their Simple Queue Service. It is an online queuing service with some very simple SOAP and REST-style APIs for message queuing. For...
14:55:03 November 4, 2004, Thursday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Web Services Version Mania
This past week I attended Oracle's Developer Days in New Jersey. The sessions basically covered Oracle's pitch on SOA - although, unsurprisingly, after an initial high level SOA level-set, it seemed to focus more on the presentation, business and persistence...
08:18:48 October 31, 2004, Sunday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Web Services Reliable Messaging - An Update
Reliable Messaging holds a special interest for me, having played a significant part in my career (in the manifestation of various technologies such MQSeries, MSMQ, and, most recently, the products of Envoy) over the past ten years. Therefore it is...
12:50:00 October 30, 2004, Saturday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
nntp//rss v0.5-beta-1
... has just been released. Lots of features that have been lurking in CVS for over a year (Atom parsing, OPML import/export, use of Jakarta Commons HTTP Client), as well as some newer features (Categories, Apache Derby embedded database.) Still...
21:40:33 October 25, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Aspect-Oriented Networking
Some interesting discussions are starting to happen on the similarities between the Aspect-Oriented Programming approach and SOAP's processing model. SOAP's use of XML namespaces to separate concerns within the header of a message enables the introduction of aspects (e.g. reliability,...
22:02:18 September 17, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Feedster Search Bookmarklet
Using the Make Search Bookmarklet Tool at Bookmarklets.com, I quickly put together a Feedster Search bookmarklet. Highlight some text on a webpage, then click on the Bookmarklet. Your browser will go to Feedster.com and automatically run a search with the...
19:18:25 September 15, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
quickSub 0.3.4
The latest version of quickSub has been released, with a couple of minor changes. My Yahoo! has been added to the list of aggregators, and the stylesheet has been updated to address a rather nasty window size issue on IE...
20:37:08 August 5, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Is it August already?
I've just realized that it has been 4 months, to the day, since I last posted to this blog. Now, some may put it down to laziness, lack of enthusiam, or the inability to muster together something interesting to talk...
20:34:23 August 5, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Java, .exe and NSIS
A posting on Brian Duff's blog about creating native Windows launcher executables for Java applications inspired me to write a short posting about my experience with the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS). I will not go into much detail about...
19:19:35 April 5, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Write-Cache Enabled?
... otherwise known as when is a sync() not a sync()? Recently I ran some performance tests on disk I/O, from both Java and C-based applications. The nature of the applications is such that they require transactional logging for reliability,...
14:10:25 April 3, 2004, Saturday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
XDoclet and Commons Modeler
I've been working somewhat intensively with XDoclet over the past week, and, as it has proven to be quite a valuable tool, I thought I'd share my experience. The specific reason for my foray into this particular technology was to...
20:40:50 March 24, 2004, Wednesday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Skype Conferencing
Hot on the tails of SIPphone, Skype today announced the introduction of conferencing support into its P2P-based VoIP telephony platform. I heard about this from an article in The Register, and went straight to download the 0.97 release to try...
18:20:08 February 23, 2004, Monday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
XA in a Nutshell
Mike Spille recently posted a three-part series covering XA and the joys of 2 Phase Commit. He provides a thorough description of the topic, with some great examples and good coverage to areas such as failure scenarios and recovery techniques....
21:06:18 February 7, 2004, Saturday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
quickSub 0.3.2
... has just been released. Now featuring support for NetNewsWire....
10:37:36 January 1, 2004, Thursday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Happy New Year
Wishing you all a safe, healthy and prosperous 2004!...
14:56:53 December 31, 2003, Wednesday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
SIPphone
I recently had my first SIPphone experience. For those unfamiliar with the service, SIPphone is Michael Robertson's (mp3.com founder) new VoIP venture, firmly focused on providing Internet telephony to the masses. I found it a solution that, despite initial configuration...
12:57:05 December 31, 2003, Wednesday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Unclogging Writer's Block
When I started this blog, I wanted it to be an outlet for my technology escapades, including coverage of the interesting topics that I encounter in and out of work. I can quite honestly say that this was not as...
13:51:49 December 20, 2003, Saturday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Smart Orange 0.3
quickSub 0.3 has just been released. Thanks go to Colin Grady (aka pr00f) for the inspiration from his work on quickSub over at Feedster....
19:37:34 November 24, 2003, Monday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
The SourceForge Mirage Effect
I have now started to regularly experience what I will class as the 'SourceForge Mirage Effect.' Let me explain this phenomenon with a common scenario: You're working on your latest project, and would like to find an Open Source component...
17:35:00 November 9, 2003, Sunday (PST) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog
Enterprise Integration Patterns
Gregor Hohpe, Enterprise Integration Practice leader over at Thoughtworks, maintains the excellent Enterprise Integration Patterns website. This site, and the recently released book, provide a detailed description of common patterns found throughout Enterprise architectures. Well worth a visit....
19:41:53 October 18, 2003, Saturday (PDT) Source: Jason Brome's Weblog