Monthly Archive: August 2009

Aug 31

Quick thought on programming and distractions

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.” — Buddha Too often it’s easy to spend hours days weeks far too long reading blogs and wilfing doing research.  Looking for that perfect tool.  Looking for a wonderful library.  Looking for a new technique.  Looking, looking, looking.  Almost like Hans Guck-in-die-Luft, …

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Aug 25

Using jnp as a JBoss heartbeat

jnp is a JBoss protocol which exposes jndi.  It is, by default, bound to port 1099.  I’d been using that port as a heartbeat, but “cheating” — I would open a socket and then close it immediately.  However, this caused problems.  jnp is chatty.  And it got upset at my not letting it say ‘hi’ …

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