iPhone 4, and the Apple experience.

I’ve received my first iPhone 4 ┬ánot as a gift, but rather as a coincidence, as it is actually a workphone. Nevertheless, one does not simply refuse an occasion like this, considering the eye candy offered. Having tried to resist using Apple products, I find them slowly creeping into my life. First The New iPad,…

mount.cifs Centos and Windows Server/DFS

This is notes on mounting Windows Share from Centos – initial notes are made for Centos5 and WindowsServer2003SP2, and additional notes are added on mounting Centos6.2/6.3 onwards to Windows Server DFS Windows Server 2003 Authentication Config It is important to know what specific protocol is being used to authenticate the client that tries to access…

On the duties of Kings

SECTION LVI: THE GRANDSIRE SPEAKS Having bowed unto Hrishikesa, and saluted Bhishma, and taken the permission of all the seniors assembled there, Yudhishthira began to put questions unto Bhishma. Yudhishthira: Persons conversant with duty and morality say that kingly duties constitute the highest science of duty. I also think that the burden of those duties…

Generic Python XML-RPC CLI Client (With apache extension support)

This code snippet is a generic python xml-rpc client that supports custom extensions. This is tested with pytnon 2.6 – usage is as follow: Interactive mode

Oneliner mode You can invoke the client as a one-liner, by passing the xmlrpc function to be called using the –cmd option. Like so:

Which is quite…

apache xml-rpc handling null/nil

If you have used xml-rpc extensively, you will know that one of the most annoying aspect of XML-RPC is the fact that NULL values are not supported as part of the core spec. This is an issue, because NULL is such a key concept in the mainstream languages such as Python, Java and .NET –…