Announcing boo2pdf

I've just uploaded a beta of boo2pdf, an IBM BookManager to PDF conversion app & web service. I'm currently experimenting with the HTML to PDF backends and would like feedback with book files I haven't tried. Once the code is cleaned up, I will dump it on my ...

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Java: The Good Parts

javascript-the-good-parts

A while back, a book entitled JavaScript: The Good Parts made waves on the internet, especially social networking sites. This book purported to show the inner beauty of a language that was long considered second or third rate, coming of age. With the advent of toolkits like JQuery, Javascript/AJAX ...

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Computer e-Recycling (an I.T. WTF Odyssey)

Story Time: Computer e-Recycling

an I.T. WTF Odyssey

I had the displeasure of working at an erecycler several years ago. Even watching stuff come off the trucks, it was very hard to get anything before it was utterly destroyed by the yard goons. Inserting a forklift blade into a ...

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Mirroring Fedora

Introduction

This post details setting up your own private mirror of Fedora's repos. There are many ways to do this, but this method is by far the best for heavy usage. By using MirrorManager, clients in your IP range need no custom configuration. Roaming laptop users automagically hit your ...

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Kernel 2.6.30 is a Go

I initially thought this would be a rather uninteresting release, especially when we learned Xen dom0 didn't make the cut. Following the changelog line-by-line, this one still didn't seem very interesting to me. But analyzing the sum of parts, I have to consider 2.6.30 a 'golden ...

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