MCP commands


~11 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
As a pluggable daemon, mcp needs a flexible command syntax to permit both control of the plugins and passthrough of commands to the plugins for scripting...

AJAX selectable-list


~11 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
Recently I've been working quite a bit with Rails development and some AJAXariffic website content. A recent page required a multi-select method for deleting...

VMWare Workstation 5.5


~11 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
Keith Adams just pointed out that Workstation 5.5 and Player 1.0 support VT (Pacifica) on appropriate hardware. Keith works for VMWare in Sunnyvale in the...

Ruby on Rails / Mongrel - Tips and Tricks


~11 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
Matt Pelletier queried the Mongrel mailing list asking for any personal experiences or tips regarding mongrel and rails hosting in general for some book...

Rails 1.1.5 security patch nonsense


~11 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
Rather than fess up with full disclosure to the new rails hole, we're told to update to rails 1.1.5 to fix an unspecified security problem How difficult...

Hadoop (formerly Nutch, or NDFS) Distributed Filesystem (HDFS)


~11 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
The Nutch Distributed Filesystem (NDFS) has been renamed the Hadoop Distributed Filesystem (HDFS). Follow along with the Nutch Hadoop Tutorial. I actually...

Rails 1.1.6 - yet another security patch


~11 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
Twice in two days. I get to upgrade to rails 1.1.6, which is likely to break Engines if I'm reading this correctly. Mark my words, I doubt this patch fest...

Cornfs Update


~11 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
I've had serious problems using shfs, sshfs, and sfs. The first two fall apart under load, and the latter is a nightmare to get working in our environment...

Rails 1.1.6 - We still need full disclosure.


~11 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
I've been listening on #rails-security on IRC for a while now, and there doesn't appear to be much headway describing what bugs were fixed by what patches...

Updated cornfs to v0.0.5.0


~11 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
I've been working on cornfs this weekend a bit to speed things up. With the help of gprof and gcc -pg, I found that the caching routines were causing a...