Saturday, October 29, 2005

Low space on C:

The amount of space on C: was really low, so I decided that I would install windows on a diff partition (this time give it 10Gb) I started off with that and then got board since it takes a really long time, moreover I didnt have the installer for some of the software, like Far Cry and Stary Night. So I decide that I would go back to my previous install and try and move Docuements and Settings to a different partiftion after searching for a some time I found this I tried to move 'Documents and Settings' but I wasnt successfully so I finally mamanged to move my profile to a different drive.
I now have 500mb on C:, well much better than 97mb.

Spent the entire day on this...a realy waste.

I still have to move to the new windows since I am quite sure I am going to hit the lower limit soon.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Quake 4

Been playing Quake 4 for a couple of days and I have to say it is really good. It built on the same engine as Doom but I seemed to like this game much more than Doom, I guess I didnt quite like the Doom story line about ghost on Mars didnt make much sense. Well there isnt much sense even in Quake 4 but then too I quite like the single player game strategy.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Joanna Newsom (This Side of the Blue)

A really nice song by Joanna Newsom called This side of the Blue from the album The Milk eyed Mender I heard this song the first time on TV in some Ad, I think it was a Vodophone 'NOW' ad though I am not that sure. She has got a really nice voice and the tune is really great.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Social Networking at JavaOne

Nokia Sensor post by Michael Yuan

Spring MVC vs Struts

Gerard Davison's Weblog: First looks, Spring MVC vs Struts

In most places, the Spring framework doesn't reinvent working technologies. In the area of presentation logic, though, Spring introduces a simple model-view-controller framework called MVC Web that has many competing architectures, like Struts and Java Server Faces (JSF). Take solace, though. You don't have to use MVC Web to use Spring. But if you decide to do so, you will find a few advantages:

-MVC Web is based on interfaces rather than inheritance. As we discussed in Chapter 3, interfaces often give better flexibility and looser coupling than inheritance-based designs.

-MVC Web does not dictate your choice of view. Other frameworks tend to provide better support for favored view technologies, such as Velocity (proprietary) and Struts (JSP). For example, Struts exposes the model via request attributes. As a result, you need to build a bridge servlet to use a technology such as Velocity that doesn't understand the Servlet API. Spring exposes the model through a generic map, so it can work with any view technology.

-MVC Web provides consistent configuration across all aspects of a Spring application. It uses the same inversion-of-control paradigm that the other frameworks use.

-MVC Web makes testing easier. Since you don't have to extend another class (like Action or ActionForm in Struts), you can easily mock the request and response.

Karl Baum opened this thread.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Tom Lehrer Song

Used to listen to this guy quite often during the first few years of Engg, from 4pm till 5pm.

DHTML SQL Designer

Really cool DHTML Designer sent to me by Joshua Spoerri. Quite cool