HTTP redirect and Cookies

Did you know that if a web server sends a HTTP 302 (redirect) response, with a set-cookie, the browser won’t take the cookie unless the cookie’s path is set to “/” ? This is how it can be set in Java (servlet):

I thought cookies are simple but in truth they are not. You…

installing n900 enhanced kernel with conflict

Tried to install enhanced kernal on my n900 running PR1.3 firmware and got a message: ‘conflict with kernel-maemo’ Did a bit of googling and finally found these commands from: basically, install manually via apt-get like so:

And don’t forget to take backup prior to doing any of this funky business!

Stateful & standalone apache XML-RPC server

Introduction Apache WS-XMLRPC is arguably one of the most popular Java xml-rpc library around. However having tasted the lightness of python I’m really missing the quick and easy SimpleXmlRpcServer. So here is a simple class that’ll do the job. Download WS-XMLRPC In case you haven’t got it already, here’s a link to the ws-xmlrpc download…

Java: Date, ISO string, and timezone

This is a convenience class around SimpleDateFormat to parse/format date from/to ISO string: yyyy-MM-dd’T’HH:mm:ssZ. The printing bit allows for timezone to be specified, which just wraps around DateFormat’s .setTimezone() method. Note that Date object in java is not timezone-specific. The Timezone conversion is required only during formatting. Usage