Troy was pretty much what I expected it to be: a Brad Pitt body-fest. But there were some good things in the movie too. Warning: there might be spoilers here. Eric Bana was not bad as Hector. I found myself wanting Hector to live. In fact I was hoping he’d give Achilles a right whipping. Read more about 2004-06-15 14:23:22[…]
Much of this week was spent paper writing and constructing an Ant build file to build and package all the bits of my service discovery protocol. The build file ended up being quite huge, but now building the protocol or any component of it, generating documentation and packaging it all up is very easy. I’m Read more about 2004-06-11 12:52:36[…]
I’ve changed my sendmail setup to relay all mail (except for mail bound for an address at zion.dnsalias.net) to the Bigpond SMTP server. Everything works like a charm. Mum has fumigated the whole house by cooking her chilli paste. It’s like a nerve gas agent. All of us were coughing uncontrollably through dinner. I’m still Read more about 2004-06-07 09:34:07[…]
So I’ve finished marking the third COMP4301 assignment (MS message queues). Wasn’t too painful, thank goodness, though I might have to deduct a few more marks from 19 or so submissions, depending on the lecturer’s verdict. Nigel’s idea of being able to add entries to blogs is proving to be a good one. However, Bigpond’s Read more about 2004-06-07 09:00:09[…]
I found a little tool called qprint, which I am now using to decode quoted-printable posts before submitting them to the blog database. This involves first checking to see whether the post is encoded, and if it is, decoding it. If you don’t do this check, things screw up even more.
From RFC 1521 (the MIME RFC): Rule #1: (General 8-bit representation) Any octet, except those indicating a line break according to the newline convention of the canonical (standard) form of the data being encoded, may be represented by an “=” followed by a two digit hexadecimal representation of the octet’s value. The digits of the Read more about 2004-06-07 01:04:06[…]
AAaarrggghhhh! Evolution is putting the weird characters in the e-mail! Even when I’m apparently sending plain text it plays around with character encoding. Damn!
The URL problem was not a bug in our blog script. Rather it was a copy and paste error. Viewing the message source of the e-mail I sent revealed some weird characters at the beginning of the URL. Strange. Must remember to be wary of copying and pasting URLs into e-mails in the future. Just Read more about 2004-06-07 00:45:56[…]
So the first bug uncovered with the new system is the weird thing it does with web links that appear in an entry. Check out the Vegieburger link in my last post.
Sitting in the Indooroopilly food court on Saturday afternoon eating a Hungry Jack’s Vegieburger, Nigel and I observed about five women wearing ugg boots. I had no idea that the sheepskin footwear had become such a popular fashion in this country! I’d have less to say if I was sure that those boots were being Read more about 2004-06-06 23:48:29[…]