Sunday, October 22, 2006

Sourceforge download problems

Just wanted to download the updated version of TortoiseSVN which I like a lot better than the command-.line svn tool when importing projects from different folders. The only problem was that for some reason, the only available download site was a server in kent, that for some reason was down.
I inspected the download url, that is on the form
Well i assumed that the request parameter use_mirror = could probably be replaced by something else. I tried google to see if I could get at list of all these alternate servers, without luck. I saw that the download-server had a dns-name on the form, then i turned to and entered * and it immediately gave me back a list of servers matching the dns-query. Voila, i replaced use_mirror=kent with use_mirror=belnet and there my binary dumped down on disk :-)

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Saturday night in

It's Saturday night and I think I will spend most of it at home together with my computer. has gone live with a new version of blogging software, so I have just downloaded the new Firefox 2.0 RC3 bowser and will give both the face lifted browser and the new blogger a try.

The first thing I noticed was that my plugin doesn't work anymore. I have really been used to adding sites and bookmarks to using the extension, especially since I am using multiple computers, and being able to centralize the management of my bookmarks is really a good thing. Fortunately, I found a replacement, post that works fine with 2.0.
The 2.0 browser now comes with a built-in spell-checker, which is nice. Text that you enter in form field can be validated on the client side, and does not rely on external services. I have used it already.

Other things that I have been using and spending my time on lately is:
* IDEA IntelliJ 6.0 that was released last week
* Google Web Toolkit, GWT
* Directory Opus a commercial alternative to Total Commander

And if you haven't moved to the new beta-version on, do it, its better than before, I guess that the Google-guys has been busy lately.