Yahoo! Mail SSL Support

Yahoo! Mail finally has SSL support, or I just noticed it now.
Anyway.. for those who are paranoid or takes security to another level, like me, you can enable SSL support under the Mail Options, under the Options tab. Just enable the check box and save your settings. You need to reload the page as well as clear your cookies after enabling this feature. I had to clear my cookies for the SSL page to load.
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VMWare Sphere 5 Boot Delay

Update: This will also work for 5.1 and 5.5.

Note, this is a WhiteBox setup so not all parts are officially supported by VMWare. Specs below…

  • i7 2600K
  • Gigabyte P67A-UD4 B3
  • 8GB DDR3-1866hz 9-9-9
  • 1TB Samsung F3 drives
  • Intel Gigabit Network card

Now, the issue here is that after a clean install of VMWare Sphere 5, boot-up would take at least 5-9 min to complete from a clean power-on. Compared to an upgrade from VMWare Sphere 4.1U1 which will load all the necessary drivers right away after a restart/power-on. It seems like its not detecting the HDD at all at first glance but soon found its way. Further tests, experiments and research yielded that this is a side-effect on how VMWare handled their installation process in VMWare Sphere 5 compared to 4.1U1. In 4.1U1, it uses the MBR for the boot process by default, while in 5.0 it uses GPT. You can fixed this if you force the installer to use MBR during the installation phase.
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Java IO Problem in Tomcat

Encountered this problem today while testing an image upload AJAX script in tomcat. Later on I found out that the folder is actually protected Win7 and tomcat couldn’t write the cache or temporary file into the folder.

So anyone having this problem, check the following…

  • What OS are you running? Vista/Win7?
  • What IDE are you using?
  • Was your IDE elevated to admin status?

So, check your OS, I’m using Win7. I was developing this under WinXP a few months back, and now under Win7, the folder is protected since it was under the “Program Files (x86)” folder group. (Argh!)
I closed my IDE, using IDEA IntelliJ 9.0, ran the IDE under “Administrator Level” and the problem disappeared!

So check those out first.

Updates to come…

Been busy around.. but a little heads-up, I’ll be posting and update to installing tomcat and java to Ubuntu 9.10 since I’m “forced” to upgrade now lol… also I’ll be posting a tutorial on how to login-authenticate and query google Analytics using flash AS2, which I think some of you there are also having some problems 😉

Weird turn of events…

I’m now developing in flash actionscript 2…. ok from one language to the other….

Overdue Post…

Seems like I got caught up with my work again, ah well que sera sera… I’ll be posting some new stuffs later on, one will be mysql replication through SSH tunneling and the other are tips on extjs javascript framework I have been using for over 2 years now. Should have done this a looooong time ago.

Stay tune 😉

Slow update…

Well, its been a month… or more? of no updates… been busy for a while cleaning codes and installing some pcs. I was thinking of posting those extjs codes I used that gave me some ‘wtf?!’ or ‘doh!’ moments in the past….we’ll see. I’m also currently compiling the documentations on how I set up a replication master-slaver server on 3 different locations and replicate through SSH. I’ll be posting that later on also.

Delayed projects…

Seems like I’ve been slacking for one year on slickdev’s updates. Been pretty much busy with other web sites and developments that I couldn’t find much time for any development for this site. Hopefully within a few days, I’ll be able to restart this site with my scripts and developments.

SysAdmin Appreciation Day

Mom, Dad, grandparents.. etc.. they get there special day every year….So what about us? those who take care of your internet connection, your workstation, making sure there’s no virus, spam etc… 😀 So every year, the last Friday of July, we have SysAdmin Appreciation Day. 😀

One day of appreciation is all we ask. 😉

Welcome!

Welcome to SlickDev. This is my personal site for Web and Software development. Here I will upload and share my scripts, plugins as well as mods to websites and softwares. Fell free to email and/or leave a comment below.

Thanks and do come back for updates!