Update on the blackberry Kindle app

Alright, I can sync the farthest location read between my kindle and my blackberry, text resizing works great and I do have a full screen option. This is not really a great option since it hides the location bar at the bottom (the only item other than the books’s content), which is about a few mm. What I would really love to have is a text to speech. This option would probably be more useful for a blackberry than on the kindle for two reasons.
1. You could read (hear) articles on the go (not driving) even in crowded public transport.
2. You could save the power on your blackberry since your screen could be turned off.
The next version should see more of these enhancements.
I would also like to see how this app works on a touch screen BB.

eAccelerator downtime

Upgraded my Ubuntu distribution on my server yesterday night and restarted; This morning I was not able to access my site. I realized that I had not recompiled my eAccelerator for the new version of PHP because I did not note that in the 280+ packages that were upgraded, PHP was one of them !!! but the site is live again.
This is what I saw in my apache error logs:

Numerical result out of range: FastCGI:

but my php log was more to the point
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Setting up VMware ESXi on an IBM xSeries

It has been a while since I updated my blog. After I moved into my new house, I had re-assembled my old system and moved my server from my primary desktop. Now that I had more space, I wanted to get this second system up and running. This is a very old system and the first one I assembled/owned in the US. It has an Intel 850GB motherboard with 1.5 GB RDRAM running at 1.4 GHz (Intel Pentium 4 class single core). Though the system could handle the load, the Ubuntu server edition I had installed was giving me segfault issue frequently. Those of you who had been visiting my site would have noticed a lot of downtime thanks to all these segmentation faults. The memory was clean; verified by numerous memtest runs on them but the problem persisted.

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Update on Hurricane Ike from 77089

Winds started at 1:00 PM this afternoon. They have become stronger. The rains have just started to drizzle….

@ 10:50 PM – Winds getting Stronger !!

– Update:

@~midnight, the Hurricane hit us with full force. It was a great experience to hear the wind howling. Luckily we were safe but I can’t imagine how the affected would have been! Galveston was washed away. Lot of lives to repair.. and I guess there are certain things that even time won’t heal!!

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Hide attributes on new document creation and show them on the properties page

There was a question on the support forum today where a user wanted to hide certain attributes on the new document creation page but show it on the document properties page. This cannot be achieved by configuration in DAB as the definition would make it universal. The only way to do this is to customize the WDK component.

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Top 25 contributors to EMC’s support forum

I am one of the top 25 contributors in the EMC support forums. That’s a nice honor to have and I am glad that I have been able to help people find solutions to their problems. Having dealt with EMC’s official support, I know how important the forum is. I have added two pages with links to important support notes and forum discussions. I will be updating my site with information on Documentum especially WDK/DFC development.
I am eagerly waiting to see the t-shirt that EMC had promised to send me for being one among the 25. The last time I got t-shirt from them was in November 2005 when I was at their Pleasanton office. I will post a picture of it when I get the t-shirt.

DQL to find objects created in the last x minutes

I saw an interesting post in the documentum support forums today. This person wanted to construct a DQL to find the list of documents that were created in the last 15 minutes. However when you do a subtraction from a DATE attrinbute, content server assumes that the integer refers to a say. Thus DATE(NOW) – 15 would be 15 days in the past from today.

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First Impressions of Google’s Notebook and Calendar

SWEET ! is one word for calendar. It’s fast and amazing.. Simple GTK like widgeting (on both), and I can download my calendar to evolution. The only feature that would complete my experience is a two way sync. Evolution complains that the calendar is read only. I hope google rolls out this feature soon.

As for notebook, I have just downloaded it to my system. Last month, when I first tried it, it was so unstable (the server) and was quite a frustrating experience. During the past week, I have not been having even any issue with it. I see that they have also released the linux version of it.

Open Source rocks!!!