The iPod has changed the world of mobile music players. And as the most popular portable music player, the iPod has a large user base looking to hack their iPods.ipodhacks.com has a lot of cool hacks for the iPod.
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alpha-channeled mouse cursor theme, here’s how you do it: 1. Create a directory in your home called .icons. This is the directory defined
by the Freedesktop.org standards as the place for user-defined icon themes. 2. Place the cursor theme directory into ~/.icons. The directory should have
the form ~/.icons/THEME_NAME/cursors. 3. With either gconftool or gconf-editor, set the value of
/desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse/cursor_theme to the name of the new theme. 4. If you use another window manager or desktop environment, you can also place
a line like this in ~/.Xdefaults:
or you can set the XCURSOR_THEME environment variable in your startup scripts.You can find cursor themes at the following addresses:
Ralph Nader, Al Gore and George W. Bush go to a fitness spa for some fun. After a stimulating, healthy lunch, all three decide to visit the men’s room and they find a strange-looking gent sitting at the entrance who says;
“Welcome to the gentlemen’s room. Be sure to check out our newest feature: a mirror that, if you look into it and say something truthful, you will be rewarded with your wish. But, be
warned, if you say something false, you will be sucked into the mirror to live in a void of nothingness for all eternity!”
The men quickly entered and upon finding the mirror, Ralph Nader steps up and says, “I think I’m the most truthful of us three,” and he suddenly finds the keys to a brand new Bentley in his hands.
Al Gore steps up and says “I think I’m the most ambitious of us three,” and in an instant, he was surrounded by a pile of money to fund his next Presidential Campaign.
Excited over the possibility of having a wish come true, George W. Bush looks into the mirror and says,”I think…”, and is promptly sucked into the mirror.
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I replaced the standard Roller search form, with the Google search form today. Also, updated the Google ads at the top of the page.
The Trans Am is starting to fall apart. I went to run an errand on Friday and when I got home the driver’s side window didn’t go up. So my project today is to remove the interior door panel, and figure out what the problem could be. The
motor seems to move the window, but it feels like it’s getting caught on something.
as seen here. I’ll post back with my results.
If you recall, on 2005-08-17 I was having a little problem with a JDBC connection being closed. After a few days of investigation, we have not found the actual culprit, but have found the condition under which said problem occurs.
If the application remains idle for more than two (2) hours, netstat has revealed there are no connections to port 1521, hence no JDBC connections. Hitting said application with requests after the two hour idle causes wonderful “Closed Connection” exceptions. We still can’t find “what” is closing these connections
but we suspect it has something to do with our staging environment as this problem does not occur in QA, development demo server, nor on any of the developers workstations.
connections, is partly because we were using Hibernate’s internal connection pooling which is totally worthless except for initial development. Turns out it’s an FAQ When I leave Hibernate running overnight, I come back and find that it can no longer connect to the database. After reading that I was like, DOH! That sounds like our problem. We didn’t want to simply turn on c3p0 without knowing what was closing our
connections. While we investigated, we delved into the Hibernate default
connection pooling code. At the very beginning it prints out “… (not for production use)”. ARGH! Can’t believe that’s actually at info level instead of WARNING. The code doesn’t
check to see if the connections in the pool are valid or idle. If a connection is closed, and returned to the pool, it will be handed out to the unsuspecting code. The pool uses a crappy FILO algorithm which leads bad connections constantly being used. That was enough to convince us to switch. So we configured Hibernate to use c3p0. C3p0 is definitely a more robust connection pool implementation with the ability to check the connections if they are idle for a certain amount of time, etc. For more information on configuring Hibernate with c3p0, check out this link. Unfortunately, this was a gross oversight of our team which luckily manifested itself prior to going live. We’ll now be more vigilant of these types of problems in the future.