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Just got Java to do a HTTP POST over SSL and maintain cookies. Gotta love code reuse. Just imagine having to write ALL the code to do that from scratch. It'd take months to do, instead of just an hour.

Happy New Year!

30 Dec 2002 (updated 30 Dec 2002 at 18:49 UTC) »

I am developing a Java application to search our school's user database. The existing web search only searches by name, so this application will "harvest" all the data from the web search results into a database for the application.

Uses Sshtools' j2ssh API to retrieve an /etc/passwd file so it has a list of usernames.

Uses hsqldb as the JDBC driver to store all the data in regular files. (No database setup for the user required).

Been learning php in a very sporadic manner. I know what I want to do and I know plenty of similar languages, so I've just been doing lots of googling (and asking friends) to find out the right syntax, etc. It's fun stuff. Seems pretty good, but it'll take a while to make the code look nice.

Tried to set up slackware and then debian on an old 120mhz machine, but I think the hard drive has too many bad sectors. Oh well.

Been using the digital camera a lot lately. I really like it.

Found several sourceforge & freshmeat projects for bookmark merging and/or synchronization. Hopefully one will do everything I want (IE, mozilla, phoenix bookmark merging and synchronization).

Just set up my advogato.org account. Seems pretty cool.

I'm looking forward to finishing up this semester's exams because that means I can fix work on my website, create a Java people-search program for Calvin students, relax, celebrate Christmas and then go to Mexico for January.

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