Archive for 2006

XMPP auth for OpenID

Monday, December 11th, 2006

OpenID is a decentralized digital identity system, in which any user’s online identity is given by URL (such as for a blog or a home page) [...], and can be verified by any server running the protocol. (wikipedia) Okay so that’s cool – the idea is that you want to sign in on a web-site […]

PreAuthenticate doesn’t

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

So we’ve been trying to interop with a web service at work that requires Basic authentication. Unfortunately we get one of the following errors (depending on if we’re going via our ISA proxy server or not): System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive. —> System.IO.IOException: Unable to read data […]

Live ADSL statistics

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

The SAIX ADSL User Statistics page is great (ADSL account details required). The Firefox Mimimeter plugin shows the current month’s details in you Firefox status bar, but something was lacking. Ahhh – it’s the disclaimer of “the above data does not include any active sessions”. So I went an wrote a little php script that […]

chromeless meebo gets mozilla support

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

I’ve previously commented that I was working on Mozilla rendering support for my Chromeless Meebo Browser, well now it’s here. To enable it you will need my upgraded version of the Mozilla ActiveX Control (As usual all the required files are in the distribution folder). Source diff is attached to bugzilla bug 340277. You will […]

Stormhoek in a teacup

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

[email protected] tells me that Stormhoek are giving Wine away to bloggers that are willing to blog about it! Well I certainly wouldn’t mind a glass to go with my Macaroni Cheese at lunch BTW: gapingvoid cartoons are being used as wine labels! Who would have thought? Update: Lunch was del.icio.us – the Wine was tasty […]

Net Limiter 1.3 Access Violation Patch

Monday, May 29th, 2006

If you’re using Net Limiter 1.3 (I do – it’s fast and has most of the features I need) and doing any .Net 2.0 remoting (GB-PVR does). Then you should know that Net Limiter’s nl_lsp.dll is what’s causing a lot of that crashing (NOD32 Antivirus’s imon.dll also does this). I managed to track down the […]

gb-pvr joins the .net 2.0 world

Monday, May 29th, 2006

The various GB-PVR enhancements have I have been working on over the last while have finally all been upgraded to .Net 2.0. UncleJohnsBand was kind enough to upgrade the Enhanced Web Admin, and ubu upgraded the External Recording Plugin along with doing the first pass on the WDM Recording Plugin. A few minor .Net 2.0 […]

chromeless meebo 2.0

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Update (Aug 28): I’ve created a Chromeless Meebo changelog page. My chromeless meebo proof-of-concept got an upgrade this weekend (now at version 0.5). It’s been fully upgraded to .Net 2.0, which means that there are no more external dependancies. Also included are: Saving of preferences. Single clicking on the tray icon only toggles the buddy […]

chromeless meebo

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Update (Aug 28): I’ve created a Chromeless Meebo changelog page. It will always have a link to the latest version. Launching Meebo in a “chromeless” window has been a feature request for many Meebo users since almost day one. Unfortunately because of the way web pages work, Meebo can’t really do this. There is a […]

busy bee

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

I’ve been naughty, and haven’t posted any update for almost two months now. I thought that I should give at least a little feedback on what I’m up to: GB-PVR, Jabber/XMPP, Work and Home.