Saturday, September 29, 2007

Please don't tell anyone... that I..

Dig into dustbins in the bus stop,
Sniff wireless traffic in my apartment; watch what people do online,
Walk along the beach late at night,
Read other people's emails and IM conversations,
Delete all my email accounts,
Bully newbies in IRC and other mailing lists,
Run a keylogger in my machine.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Geek gatherings in Singapore

Unlike Bangalore, Singapore has very few Geek gatherings. Singapore Linux meetup, Novel Suse Linux meetup, Ruby Brigade, Singapore JUG, are the active geek gatherings in Singapore. On the other hand Bangalore boasts of many Geeky activities like "Hack Days", "Open Coffee Club meet", regular Linux user group meetings, Bangpypers meeting, PHP user group meetings, Blog Camps, Bar Camps, FOSS.IN, Freed, Geek gatherings at pubs, etc.

Syntax Highlighting for Code Embedded in Blogger

There are multiple ways for highlighting the syntax of code embedded in Blogger. One way is to generate HTML files directly from VIM using :TOHtml and extract the CSS part in it and use it in Blogger. You can do the same with Textmate or Emacs. Another alternative is to use Prettifier. Prettifier is very easy to use. All you need to do is add a CSS and JavaScript file in your server and link them in your blog template. Please look at the readme file for more details. In my case, Blogger does not allow me to upload JavaScript files and CSS files, so I'm hosting them on a different server. I have updated my earlier posts to use Prettify.

The Perl code has turned out bit messy, but the GreaseMonkey JavaScript code looks clean.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

SpringMVC + Hibernate + GridSphere + Apache Tomcat

I've successfully integrated GridSphere and SpringMVC. I've been using a lot of GridSphere Tag Libraries in my JSPs. Now I've to rewrite them using Spring specific tag libraries. In my opinion the GridSphere specific tag libraries are much easier to use compared to Spring tag libraries. The following link provides detailed explanation for integrating SpringMVC with GridSphere. . Now I've to explore some templating Engines, and Acegi Tag libraries.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Happy News!!

I just received a email from Open Source Developers Conference, Australia, Committee, confirming that my talk has been accepted for the Conference. I will be speaking on "Web Security" at OSDC 2007, Brisbane, Australia this November. Let me know if anyone else is attending the conference.