Archive for August, 2009

When Disabling DNS Caching Doesn’t

If you’re going to fiddle with networkaddress.cache.ttl, do it before you touch the network. I was using the java.net.InetAddress class to resolve IP addresses from DNS names the other day. I wanted to test my code by manipulating my local system’s ‘hosts’ file, to quickly simulate moving IP addresses around behind a DNS name, so [...]

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 9:39 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Development, Java

E-Mail on Android with K-9 Mail

I found a new email client called K-9 Mail the other day, following a little Googling – and it’s great. My HTC Magic came with an email client installed. It ticked all the style boxes, but over the past couple of months I’ve learned that it ticks none of the usability boxes. It has trouble [...]

Posted on August 12, 2009 at 7:24 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Feed Troubles

I’ve been having some problems with my feeds, in that the news items were getting truncated after only a few words with [...] I’ve sorted this out today, but either my upgrade or my faffing with the feeds has reset the feed on my reader, so that the posts I’d already read appeared as unread [...]

Posted on August 8, 2009 at 9:42 am by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Living with Android – Review of my HTC Magic

So I bought a new phone, an HTC Magic, two or three of months ago. I think it’s fair to say that so some small degree, it’s changed my life. Not in any kind of deep and meaningful way, of course – it’s just a phone. But definitely made a difference. It’s an Android phone, [...]

Posted on August 8, 2009 at 8:50 am by Paul Brabban · Permalink · 6 Comments
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Upgrade Over

…and it looks like blog.crossedstreams.com survived! The upgrade process described on the WordPress site is a bit manual and nervewracking, but (for me, at least) it went like a treat. And WordPress 2.8.3 sure beats 2.3.whateverIwasonbefore for look, feel and features. Maybe now I can get that permalinks thing sorted. I also hope that the [...]

Posted on August 8, 2009 at 8:23 am by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
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