Thursday, January 28, 2010


I watched Daily Planet yesterday. First report was on the iPad launch. Second report was on a fog screen display.

I was more impressed by the fog screen display.

I didn't watch the keynote. I didn't even really read about it yet.

But I already think the iPad will fail. Apple how could you...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How to setup Google Apps SPF record

The Google Apps configuration pages recommend you set up SPF in your DNS but do not tell you what to set it to.

You would think they would just include the directions found here.

"To set your domain's SPF record, publish the following TXT record on the DNS resource: v=spf1 ~all"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Blacklist creation error on boot - Google App Engine for Java | Google Groups

As documented elsewhere, if you see this:

Jan 26, 2010 5:09:32 AM initBlackList
SEVERE: Unable to read a jre library while constructing the blacklist. Security restrictions may not be entirely emulated. /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6.0/Home/lib/plugin.jar

...then do this

cd /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Resources/Deploy.bundle/Contents/Home/lib
sudo ln -s plugin.jar plugin2.jar

and all will be well.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

OSX X11 defaults

Here are some changes to the X11 defaults I made on my Mac OSX.

X11 2.4.0 - 2.4.0 release notes
Close X11 if no other X11 apps are running
defaults write org.x.X11 wm_auto_quit -bool true
defaults write org.x.X11 wm_auto_quit_timeout -int 3

X11 < 2.4.0
Focus Follows mouse when multiple X windows are open. This avoids two clicks to activate a window:
defaults write org.x.X11 wm_ffm true
defaults write org.x.X11 click_through -bool true