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Blog Archive for joconner during September 2006

My quest to implement a Little League website with all Java technologies starts today...when I get home from the kids' soccer games. After announcing my next public experiment to create a Little League baseball site for my community, I'm beginning to realize the enormous task that I've created for myself. Regardless, I'm committed to it, and it must happen. The current, existing site is for <...
We love baseball in my home, and my three boys play in our local Little League. I usually welcome the opportunity to help out with the league since I get to spend some extra time with the kids and perform community service too. Little Leagues always need volunteers, and our league pinned me as the new "Information Officer." That means webmaster since my primary focus will be to organize our web...
Thanks to everyone that provided suggestions and tips for installing Ubuntu and JDK 5.0. I am happy to say that JDK 5.0 installed easily enough when I followed the rules precisely. If you're going to try this, you'll need to follow the JDK distro instructions for Ubuntu. There were no big glitches during the installation, but I was surprised that I had to put the JDK document zip file in the /tmp...
I may have just experienced the easiest OS install of my life. I've been a long time Windows user, and I'm just now hoping to move completely away from that to Solaris or a Linux flavor. My employer recently provided me a new desktop from Sun Microsystems. It was supposed to have Solaris 10, but it was pretty much brain dead from the first boot. Multiple boot errors, incomprehensible messages,...
This problem is not going away. We had to deal with it earlier this year with the Australians, and the U.S. is going to cause a problem or two next year as well. What's that you ask? The U.S. passed a law or two in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Those lawmakers have to do something to earn their money. The laws affect how we observe daylight saving time (DST) beginning in 2007. I've posted a...
The Problem Have you ever seen a desktop application that displays question marks or maybe block symbols instead of the correct characters? You know the characters: ???? or □□□□. Maybe you have localized your app to Japanese or Chinese, and those characters just aren't displayed properly. The most likely cause of the problem is that you don't have a font capable of...