Getting MacPorts to Work Behind a Firewall

Getting MacPorts to Work Behind a Firewall

Those of us behind corporate firewalls are usually prevented from using MacPorts correctly due to network security restrictions. This post provides an alternative configuration that relies on HTTP instead of rsync to interact with the MacPort servers.

Google Maps Component for Ext-JS

Google Maps Component for Ext-JS

A few years ago Shea Frederick created a user-defined extension to integrate Google Maps with ExtJS. The extension has become quite popular and some developers are still asking questions about its usage. This updated post is an attempt at providing some examples to get you started.

Happy as a Free-Range Chicken

Happy as a Free-Range Chicken

As Spring nears, we begin to plan yet another year of vegetable growing. But are chickens finally in our future? How happy can we make them and how does a happy chicken taste?

MLK on the right to defend ourselves

MLK on the right to defend ourselves

As we have seen, the first public expression of disenchantment with nonviolence arose around the question of ‘self-defense.’ In a sense this is a false issue, for the right to defend one’s home and one’s person when attacked has been guaranteed through the ages by common law.

How to re-crawl with Nutch

Have you ever wondered how Apache Nutch decides how often to crawl your sites? Learn how Adaptive Fetch Schedule works.

Google Adopts Anti-Gun Policy

Google Adopts Anti-Gun Policy

Internet giant Google has adopted a new and discriminatory policy with respect to the advertising of firearms, ammunition and related products. The change affects the firm’s “Google Shopping” function.

European-style Competition

European-style Competition

It’s time Google listen to the European ideals of equality-at-any-cost and donate some of its inventions (or face $tiff penaltie$) to lesser companies who lack the army of Einsteins Google was “lucky” enough to attract.

Add Microsoft SQL JDBC driver to Maven

Maven does not directly support some libraries, like Microsoft’s SQL Server JDBC. This tutorial will show you how to add an external dependency to your local Maven repository.