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IPv6 Day

June 07, 2011 at 12:33 PM | categories: home, Linux | View Comments

Tomorrow's event prodded me into setting up IPv6 at home, where I use openwrt. The tutorial I found was helpful: I just had to change the interface names. On my system eth0.1 was eth1, and 6rdtun was called 6to4. Comcast's test page says I'm up and working. I can see the unicorn too.

Visit to ipv6-test.net for more tests.

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January 24, 2011 at 03:21 PM | categories: home, Linux | View Comments

It wasn't rocket surgery, but blakeley.com now has an IPv6 stack and an AAAA record. If http://ipv6-test.com/validate.php can be believed, it even works. I had more trouble finding a server-side test tool than I had with the configuration.

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My Name Here

November 29, 2010 at 10:38 AM | categories: home, MarkLogic | View Comments

As of 19 November I am no longer employed by MarkLogic. This was an amicable parting of ways: I know it's a cliche, but I really am "leaving to pursue other interests". I continue to believe in MarkLogic's technology and business model, but it is time for me to return to my own consulting business. I expect to work on some projects involving MarkLogic Server and related technologies. I also intend to branch out into other areas.

Thanks to all at MarkLogic, and to the customers and partners that I worked with there. If you want to keep in touch, I'm on LinkedIn.

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Chrome for Linux

May 30, 2010 at 09:22 PM | categories: home, XQuery, MarkLogic | View Comments

I'm giving Chrome 5.0.375.55 a chance to take over from Firefox 3.6. Here are my thoughts so far:

The minimalist windows take some getting used to, but I do enjoy the extra pixels. I turned off the bookmark toolbar, of course. The speed is nice, and I'll be interested to see if battery life is significantly better or worse than with Firefox 3.6.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that my bookmark keywords and bookmarklets imported without a hitch. Most of the keyboard shortcuts seem to match with Firefox. I have already installed a few extensions: here is a list. I'm still using privoxy to handle most web annoyances, so I don't care about AdBlock.
  1. FlashBlock
  2. Type-ahead-find
  3. XML-Tree
  4. ChromeReload
So far my biggest problem is cq. I have a fix for the keyboard shortcuts, but I can't get XML-Tree to pick up the results frame as XML. I can see the Content-Type header is text/xml for the results frame, but I think perhaps XML-Test doesn't handle this situation. I may need to dust off the older idea of having the browser evaluate an XSLT to display the tree - perhaps with Chrome it will be fast enough to be a worthwhile solution.

I would also like to get emacsclient working. I know about Edit with Emacs, but I'm not yet convinced that I want to run a second micro-server inside emacs.

It annoys me that Type-ahead-find doesn't work on chrome:// pages. Of course this is a security precaution, but it also points out why keyboard access should be well thought-out as part of the user experience. Supplementing an incomplete keyboard experience with extensions dooms keyboard users to an incomplete experience.

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Shadowclan? Riverclan? Grassclan?

September 29, 2009 at 08:43 PM | categories: home | View Comments

Evangelina continues to be a star on this intarweb thing (see these cat clans linking to images here). She is flattered by the copious praise for her fighting and hunting prowess (sadly nonexistent unless you count insect kills), but she does wish they'd learn how to tell a tom from a moggie, and what color her eyes really are. And if those riverclan people are implying that she's fat... well!

I'd add that some of the writers might benefit from further acquaintance with the humble comma. And what about "rouges"? Do they mean "rogues", perhaps?

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