a recent book acquisition: Programming Amazon Web Services

My main Internet provider is quite good at certain services, and they provide with that awfully nice IMAP server; they even allow me to run procmail with my own rules to sort my e-mail into IMAP folders. I made terrible experiences with them, when I made some Rails experiments. Essentially with ruby and its GEMs… Continue reading a recent book acquisition: Programming Amazon Web Services

Catalyst, the MVC framework in perl

I recently came across Catalyst, an MVC web application framework, written in perl, let’s say it’s competing against Ruby on Rails and Grails. But (as it’s written in perl) it can make use of the vast resources on CPAN. To be continued.

First steps for Linux on iPhone with BusyBox

After I had read this article last weekend, I forwarded it to one of the engineers at my current customer’s company. That company is in an automotive niche market, and he had already spent work time on an attempt establishing Linux within one of their projects. Actually Linux is being employed in one of the… Continue reading First steps for Linux on iPhone with BusyBox

annotating PDF files with free software

flpsed is a WYSIWYG PostScript annotator. You can’t remove or modify existing elements of a document. flpsed lets you add arbitrary text lines to existing PostScript documents (PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated). Added lines can later be reedited with flpsed. Using pdftops, which is part of xpdf one can convert PDF… Continue reading annotating PDF files with free software

WeFind uses Grails, right?

Yet another search engine, but what’s special about it, I mean from a developer point of view? It’s implemented using Grails. Well, yet another MVC approach in yet another esoteric language. Well, guys why just don’t you use an ordinary language like Perl, and why just don’t you use Catalyst? Somebody should have told you.