28 Jun 2003 vivekv   » (Journeyer)

Sat, Jun 28, 2003

Open Source

Started working on the website for CVSPermissions. I am hoping it will serve me two purposes. One I learn DocBook website DTD and how to create websites and secondly all my users will have a proper website.


Off to work on a saturday. There is an insiduous bug in the system that will affect the launch. We have even asked help from the application server vendor and they will be providing it soon. For a strange reason a transaction gets rolled back when there are no errors happening anywhere. The application server is ATG Dynamo. Not sure what the issue is, The whole team is debugging and I am here to provide a moral support more than anything else. Their ATG skills are far ahead of mine.

Fri, Jun 27, 2003

Open Source

Today I tried to give the Advogato Poster the ability to talk via firewalls. Unfortunately it just didnt work. For some reason - not sure whether it is our corporate firewall or Java or XMLRPC, I always got the following error.

Exception in thread "main" java.io.IOException: Server returned HTTP response code: 407 for URL: http://www.advogato.org/XMLRPC
        at org.apache.xmlrpc.XmlRpcClient$Worker.execute(XmlRpcClient.java:444)
        at org.apache.xmlrpc.XmlRpcClient.execute(XmlRpcClient.java:163)
        at com.magic_cauldron.blogs.AdvogatoPoster.getLastDiaryEntry(AdvogatoPoster.java:292)
        at com.magic_cauldron.blogs.AdvogatoPoster.main(AdvogatoPoster.java:339)

Yes I have set the proxyHost and proxyPort properties, I have setup the proxyUser and password properties I have tried the Base64 encoding... nothing seems to work! I am tired of dealing with poorly written software today.

Thu, Jun 26, 2003

Open Source

Gotta work on CVSPermissions... gotta work on CVSPermissions... I keep saying this to myself but never get around to doing it. I guess there is no real impetous for doing it. I need to sit down and apply myself.

Work Got home this morning at 4:00 Am after the conference call. One looooong day it has been. Have to get to work in the afternoon since we are live and there could be issues there. Things seem to be OK so far.

Life Will have to catch up on sleep. Getting to be a luxury nowadays. :-). My wife bought me a new pair of running shoes :-) can't wait to get my hands on them. she is sending it to me through a friend of hers.

Wed, Jun 25, 2003


Oh boy! I have a conference call today from 11:30 PM IST to 2:00 AM IST. Fun fun fun.. It so worked out that the presentation that we had to do for our proposal was at that time. I am not sure when I will get home.

I guess after this then we just have to wait for the results from the customer.


Been feeling bored about things in general. No new challenges lately. Thinking of writing something. Dont know what :-) I think my wife understands what I am talking about. I am not sure if I have to start a separate Blog. I am not the blogging type I think. I have not been able to put coherent words in Advogato in general so I dont see myself as a great blogger. The concepts is very intriguing though and very interesting. I might actually start one to satisfy the curiousity but I suspect sustaining the effort will be beyond me.

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