Blog

A container for anything that doesn't fall in the other categories.

  • Building LaTeX Lab

    By Bobby on 2010-05-26 08:08:02.966062
    Some of the challenges, solutions and compromises in building LaTeX Lab.
  • GWT Projects Update

    By Bobby on 2009-11-08 06:33:23.039650
    Some news on the projects front, and they're all GWT related.
  • Site Diagrams & GraphViz

    By Bobby on 2009-04-19 00:24:06.550406
    Following the recent trend of adding BBCodes into the site editor i've added GraphViz support for diagrams.
  • VMWare Environment & Site Architecture

    By Bobby on 2009-04-10 04:41:02.252440
    It's about time i posted something about my VMWare ESXi environment - VMWare ESXi is a virtualization platform which enables anyone to run multiple systems side-by-side and concurrently on a single machine.
  • Site Enhancements and BBCode Fun

    By Bobby on 2009-04-06 03:24:44.753195
    I have been having some fun recently adding custom bbcode tags to the admin side of this site. I started by adding LaTeX support.
  • YouTensils.org - A Cloudish site

    By Bobby on 2009-02-24 06:22:45.411986
    YouTensils.org is a new project that enables users to record audio/video from YouTube.
  • Flash 10 and Alchemy - Potential

    By Bobby on 2009-01-14 05:29:32.950533
    There is a gap in web development that existing technologies have failed to fill. Flash 10 and Alchemy may soon fill this gap.
  • New Site, Django & AppEngine

    By Bobby on 2009-01-14 04:42:37.849491
    Over the weekend i finished upgrading this site to use Django on the AppEngine. Design aside, i think this is the best site i've built so far - i tried to apply all the best practices i could gather (tell me if i missed one, i want to know).
  • Midi Audio Generator

    By Bobby on 2009-01-07 06:31:23.900856
    My Android MIDI libraries are becoming an autonomous music generator. It's hard not to experiment with the concept a little now that i have full control over the 127 MIDI instruments.
  • Why PHP Proxies don't like ASP.NET sites

    By Bobby on 2009-01-07 06:01:26.892297
    In my recent proxy-related endeavours i came to learn that there are a large number of (vulnerable) web-based proxies using PHPProxy, or Poxy as it's also known.
  • Skipping the file field

    By Bobby on 2009-01-06 03:48:52.238724
    Describes one way to get around the file-upload field by making use of a small Java applet to "hexify" a file's contents and enter them in a hidden form field.
  • New Roland TD-20s Drumset

    By Bobby on 2009-01-04 08:42:37.044508
    I bought a brand new Roland drum set.
  • Adding an Event/Appointment to Outlook From a Web link

    By Bobby on 2009-01-04 08:24:58.950240
    You may have come across it before, a site containing information about upcoming events and a web link which, upon clicking, adds an event to your Outlook calendar.
  • New Server Hardware

    By Bobby on 2009-01-04 08:21:44.746743
    I decided to invest in a new Poweredge server, it was 25% off and a pretty good deal.
  • Web Services & Forms Authentication

    By Bobby on 2009-01-04 08:19:34.264144
    If you have a script that needs to access a local web service and the application is using Forms Authentication, then any web service calls may return 301 error exceptions (object moved).
  • Breaking and Entering and Voting

    By Bobby on 2009-01-04 08:02:34.633921
    Captcha-breaking can be a challenging, fun, and harmless, pastime. Particularly if they are breakable, the captchas used by Google and Yahoo are barely humanly-readable which is discouraging.
  • Complexity Classes Map

    By Bobby on 2008-12-30 08:09:01.935652
    After scanning the Complexity Zoo, extracting contains, is-contained and equals relationships between complexity classes and graphing them (using the somewhat buggy GraphViz) this is what i ended up with:
    http://www.bloo.us/temp/zoograph2.png
  • Secure AuthSub Authentication for GData Python on AppEngine

    By Bobby on 2008-12-28 22:42:20.376474
    Implementing Secure AuthSub with GData on the Google AppEngine.