Older blog entries for LukeyBoy (starting at number 4)

Released jMarks yesterday. It's a sweet online bookmark repository written entirely in Java. The best part is that, thanks to the servlet 2.2 spec, the binary distribution of jMarks is one WAR file and you just drop it in your app server and you're good to go (except for creating a directory for it to store bookmarks). It's pretty robust and handles multiple users - the administrator of course has an option of making the system public or private. Check it out if you need a central location for your bookmarks. After it's stable, I'm gonna host it on my server for public access.

Wow, I setup a Sourceforge account for a new project I'm writing, jMarks (an online Java based bookmark repository). But that's not what the wow is. I then posted a Help Wanted notice on the site and over ten people applied to help, and a bunch of them sent me resumes. That is definately cool. Though none have participated yet, I'm being optimistic.

So I got this idea for a cool Linux hack/program... A stub shell program that (when you log on) mounts your home directory automatically from an encrypted loopback file, starts the shell of your choice, and then unmounts it when the process ends. The stub would have to be a suid root program responsible for dynamic allocation of the loopback devices (/dev/loop*) and for introspection of the available encryption algorithms supported by the running kernel. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Got back from San Jose last night at about one in the morning, and I had to come into work all jet-lagged. I finally fixed the bug in Submail concerning the Trash folders of the users, so now there's only two more show- stopping issues before a full source release.

Well, I'm finally in Silicon Valley (San Jose to be precise). I "had" to come here for work on Tuesday, and I'm already burnt to a crisp. Today I went out on the bay in a nice yacht with some friends from the office, saw Alcatraz and the bridge, etc... Touristy but still very cool.

Since I've arrived here in California I haven't gotten any coding done for either work or my open source stuff. I keep polishing off my Submail project, preparing for release. Every time I get ready to open up the codebase, I always go back in and try to fix as many bugs as humanly possible.

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