Month: September 2006

my ego told me to post this

for your viewing pleasure, a poor quality cameraphone video of me skateboarding at st george skatepark in Bristol yesterday. archived comments GNARLY…! Iain Claridge 2006-10-04 10:07:03

do not show home item in Plone 2.5 navigation tree

zmi -> portal properties -> navtree properties -> (uncheck includeTop) in case anyone is wondering why you want to do this, in this case I have a site where there is folder in the root called home. Next I have to figure out how to redirect the actual home page there and collapse the breadcrumbs… Read more »

configure what types are available as default items in plone folder

From Plone 2.1 onwards you can choose to use a content item within a folder as the default view of the folder. By default all the usual suspects are available: page, news item etc, but if you have custom types they will not be available without some configuration. To configure the types that are available… Read more »

9 minutes

I now get just 9 minutes per charge on my powerbook battery, and today i’ve forgotten to bring my power adaptor out with me. I’m blogging this in caffe gusto with the screen very dim! Just enough time to check me email I hope, before it goes to sleep and I have to stare out… Read more »

freeSSHd – ssh and sFTP server for windows

Being as paranoid as ever I decided that normal ftp was too insecure for my windows server (particularly when developing using dreamweavers ftp-on-save on an open wifi network), so I am experimenting with freeSSHd, to provide me with an sFTP server. This appears to be right up my application, as it has a GUI for… Read more »

Mobile web and AJAX

I tried out a friends pocket pc (or is it windows mobile now?) smartphone recently – a cool little device with a slide out QWERTY keyboard (I think it was a variation of this htc device). It also had wifi support so I thought I would try to blog from it. However, he hadn’t got… Read more »

return of the mac

i’ve now gone full circle and am using my powerbook (plus second monitor, keyboard, mouse etc) as my main work machine. The windows laptop now sits on the edge of the desk so I can reach over for IE testing. Using windows as my main machine drove me mad. unexplained freezes, random system tray frenzied… Read more »

ubuntu update kills vmware server

After applying a whole load of ubuntu updates, vmware server console wouldn’t work – it would try to start then just quit with no error message. After a quick msn chat with netsight linux guru scott (in foreground), It turns out that one of the updates I had applied was a kernel update. to fix… Read more »

stop it skype you are spoiling me

free credit today at skype! I just bagged myself “almost 0 hours of calling”. So soon after delivering me a free balance expiration – i’m made up!

MS Access gets protective over its relationships

When building things from scratch with ASP/Access, I never use any of the “advanced” features of access, such as relationships, as I don’t need the Access GUI to manage this stuff for me, as the logic and relationships are managed by the ASP code, and SQL queries instead. This means that I often forget these… Read more »