Inklings: a tumblelog

If we were generous, we'd just forgive their debt.

Rather than donating piles of cash to the countries suffering from the St. Stephen’s Days Tsunami, why don’t we just cancel their debts? Surely this would be just as good if not better for them. Can’t wait for Bono to jump onto this one… ;-)

First new year's resolution: Learn Groovy.

Second new year's resolution: build something sick like CFX_StringTemplate. :-)

Session Fixation Vunerability in Web-based Applications (PDF)

How to write Firefox extensions

Coldfusion and Inversion of Control

The Free Lunch Is Over: A Fundamental Turn Toward Concurrency in Software

Efficient vector graphics without add-ons with DHTML

This works! And it’s surprisingly fast, at least in a Gecko-based browser like Firefox.

Gameboy Programming and Gameboy Advance Development

GBA Programming with DevKit Advance

Programming The Nintendo Game Boy Advance

Go Wiki

Othello/Reversi Wikibook Project

The Trashcan Sinatras

They’re playing in Cyprus Avenue on January 28th. Might go.

A rather rocking XMLHttpRequest-based map of Switzerland.

XOM Design Principles

SQL Injection Attacks by Example.

What they are and how to avoid them.

Javadocs for various libraries, from BDB to Swing. I didn’t realise that Javalobby provided this.

Currency Exchange Rate Conversion Calculator

Guaranteed minimum income

An alternative to the minimum wage and progressive taxation?

Decentralize BitTorrent with Kenosis

As soon as groups started going after the various BitTorrent trackers out there, removal of BitTorrent’s one centralising feature was inevitable. Here’s the start.


I miss this from Unix.

"Uncleftish Beholding" by Poul Anderson

An essay written in English purged of its Romance elements. Really quite cool!

Benford's Law

A great post from Eric explaining why some digits turn up in real world datasets than others.

The Final Word On the final Keyword

Excellent essay on my favourite Java keyword, and probably one of its most unexploited features.

You Might Be An Anti-Spam Kook If...

The Open Group releases DCE 1.2.2 as LGPL'd Free Software

Um, wow! It’s a pity this didn’t happen earlier though.


Everything you ever wanted to know about sleep but were too afraid to ask. And some other stuff too…

Little Nybbles of Development Wisdom

50 Strategies For Making Yourself Work

Great, I hope, for when you’ve got absolutely no motivation and need a push.


A command-driven framework for ColdFusion. Might be worth a wee peek at.

pMachine Pro becomes free (as in beer)

HOW TO: Remove the Service Pack Restore Files and Folders in Windows

A SourceForge-like site for Open Source ColdFusion applications.

PostgreSQL 8 out, with a native Windows port to boot

Now it’s worth me taking a look at it.

Versatile High Performance Hierarchies in SQL Server