Meandering Out Loud

Don Thorp’s Musing, Muttering, and Mischief Along a Random Path

Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_05 – Available for 64 bit Intel Macs

This release of Java for Mac OS 10.5 adds Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_05 to your Mac. This release does not change the default version of Java. This release is only for Mac OS X v10.5.2 and later, and should not be installed on earlier versions of Mac OS X. This release is for 64-bit Intel-based [...]

Collecting Senders from Gmail Using POP3

Over the years, we’ve had a lot of people submit jokes for LOL. Since we’ve recently upgraded the site to allow user submissions, we thought it would be nice to let them know they can now add their own jokes (Truth be told, we were slow adding them). I’m not going to go into great detail, [...]

Ruby consolidation in the Eclipse World

Apparently I’ve been a little out of touch. I’ve been happily using RDT with Eclipse and hadn’t needed to change. While catching up on some reading, I ran across this press release "Aptana to Merge RadRails and RDT into its Ajax-focused IDE". Aptana bills itself as “the leading Interactive Development Environment (IDE) for Web 2.0 and [...]

Dictionary of Computer Terms

Dictionary of Computer Terms While researching a project for work, I needed to get definitions of some computer terms. Not being comfortable with my connotation of the terms, I used Google to search for other definitions. After spending a fair amount of time googling, I ran across this gem: whatis?com. According to whatis, it contains “Definitions for thousands [...]