So, now for something completely different...
It seems that EarthSwarms isn't going to take off, so, we'll put that on the back burner for now.
Packet Swarms pretty much seems stable.
Therefore, let's do something completely different. Or, the same, as the case may be. I've always thought that MySQL's idea of pluggable storage engines was clever, and, I have some interesting ideas about connecting MySQL and Squeak.
The cool thing with this is that you can map many other types of data in to a form that you can at least read, and maybe write, from within MySQL.
28 June 2007
Really is the subfield that just gives and gives...
ars technica - The enemy adapts: the state of spam, malware, and phishing scams
21 June 2007
Tor users might not be as secure as they think if their packets pass through Internet Exchanges
Small article about seaside.
20 June 2007
AIDA/Web Smalltalk Web Application server.
To be complete, here is Seaside.
18 June 2007
Structured Procrastination. Brilliant
Guess it should really be Web 2.0
Marc's view of the facebook API
15 June 2007
MySQL storage engines
When I worked with this before, about a year ago, it wasn't ready for prime time yet. Things are in much better shape now.
Brian Aker has written a nice set of blog postings on getting a skeleton storage engine running here.
The instructions here didn't quite work for me though, so, from a basic Debian Etch install you:
- Install autoconf, autoconf-archive, automake, and libtool
- Build mysql somewhere, and, please, not on a production server.
CFLAGS="-O3" CXX=gcc CXXFLAGS="-O3 -felide-constructors \ -fno-exceptions -fno-rtti" ./configure \ --prefix=$HOME/local-`uname -m`/mysql --enable-assembler \ --enable-dlopen=yesIt's important not to use things like --with-mysqld-ldflags=-all-static otherwise you run the risk that you can't load shared libraries
- Download and untar from the skeleton example repository
- Build the make files etc with: sh config/bootstrap +aclocal +autoheader +automake --add-missing --copy +autoconf
- Configure with: ./configure --with-mysql=$HOME/tmp/mysql-5.1.19-beta --libdir=$HOME/local-`uname -m`/mysql/lib/mysql
- Make and make install
- In mysql run: install plugin skeleton soname 'libskeleton_engine.so';
- Volia! It should show up.
Next I work on making things talk to a running instance of Squeak
12 June 2007
Hamachi is a community-developed utility for verifying browser integrity, written by H D Moore and Aviv Raff. Hamachi will look for common DHTML implementation flaws by specifying common "bad" values for method arguments and property values.
Free Rootkit with every new Intel machine!
Epidemic Algorithms for Replcated Database Maintenance
07 June 2007
Some flash links. It would be nice if Adobe would release the swf file format.
A gnu clone - gnash
A Gnash FAQ
06 June 2007
Cool 2D game engine.
The guy's Blog.
Linus on Git.
Last modified: Thu Apr 5 13:42:07 MET 2007