Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ideal Thermostat

I would like a thermostat that had a mode in which the fan but not the heat or A/C runs periodically. Having the fan always on is too much, but not at all leads to stagnant air. I would like to run it for 5 minutes out of every 20 or some other interval that I could define myself. I couldn't find such a device online.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Route:--Elev. Avg:9 ft
Location:Alexandria, VAElev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:05/26/09Up/Downhill: [+72/-72]
Time:07:29 AMDifficulty:1.6 / 5.0
Weather:Light Rain Fog/Mist and Breezy
 65 F temp; 90% humidity
 65 F heat index; winds NE 23 G 29

Distance: 3.03 miles
Speed:7.2 mph
Pace:8' 19 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
17' 56-0' 237.6+0.3-3 ft
27' 49-0' 307.7+0.5+7 ft
38' 41+0' 226.9-0.3-3 ft
end12' 00+3' 415.0-2.20 ft
Versus average of 8' 19 min/mile

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Another Liferay Theme Gotcha

You are required to include the line
if you want the document library to not have a blank upload screen or if you want the look and feel option in the portlet config to work.  It adds the javascript includes necessary for those two things to function.  I don't know if this was documented anywhere, but if it was I skimmed right over it.

( The look and feel thing I get since that's also part of the theme, but why the heck does the document library portlet depend on the theme to provide any javascript includes?  I feel strongly that portlets should include this stuff themselves, despite yahoo's best practices for fast loading sites. )

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Problem With Apache Jackrabbit

Jackrabbit is configured in repository.xml.  If you don't store your users' content on a filesystem (and really, who does except in special cases?), then you need to specify database config in this file.  5 times.  6 if you want clustering support.  You can avoid this by using JNDI database connection pooling provided by your j2ee server.  Unless you use Oracle.  Then you need to apply a patch to Jackrabbit that has been available for over a year but still isn't in the trunk.  Why not?  I have no clue.  That's the problem.