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McCain Letter Demanded 2006 Action on Fannie and Freddie

See the article and letter here.
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September 30th, in the news

The New York Times - September 30, 1999, Thursday, Late Edition - Final

Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending


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Upgrading Tomcat from 5.5.20 to 6.0.18

I recently upgraded tomcat from 5.5.20 to 6.0.18. It went smoothly because I practiced on another environment. I have a bunch of virtual hosts, so my config isn't just plain vanilla. There were a few things I had to adjust:
  • Classpath differences in the way 6.0 does things vs. 5.5
  • I set org.apache.jasper.compiler.Parser.STRICT_QUOTE_ESCAPING=false because several webapps aren't conforming to the jsp 2.0 spec in this regard.
  • The cgi servelet is privileged, so instead of enabling it in tomcat's global web.xml, it is better to configure each app that needs it in it's own web.xml and set privileged=true in the context config for that webapp.

Amanda's Darner Collection

When you have 60+ darners in your collection, you shouldn't just pile them in a basket.


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Obama makes the cover of the New Yorker

In case you missed it:


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Presidential Forcast - July 10th 2008

Predicting the future is hard.


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Yoshi the Shiba Inu

Here is a video of our dog Yoshi, the Shiba Inu.

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For those who are interested, this is shown using the jw flv media player to stream an flv file from yanceyweb.com. I used ffmpeg to convert the avi file created by our Canon G6 to an flv file.
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Using a Hauppauge PVR-150 to capture OTA DTV

So, this whole digital tv switchover has caused me to do some work. Here is a detailed description of what I had to do to get my PVR-150 to play nicely with an RCA DTA800.


Scanning Kids Artwork

I have been working on a project off and on for several months where I scan in my kid's artwork...


C Class web page archive

Here is an archive of a web site I put together for a C programming class I taught years ago.