The first thing to do is work out the IP address of the Airport base station to which you've hooked up the printer. The Airport Admin utility on a Mac can help out here if you have multiple base stations but if you have only one then its likely to the same IP address that is your default gateway. To find the default gateway type (the # represents the shell prompt, don't type it):
# netstat -rn...
on Jan 30, 2006
Yesterday I tried the latest Mac OS X build of GlassFish. I only tried a simple "hello world" application, and that worked fine but I had to hunt and peek a bit around to find how to do a few things,
so read on for a somewhat detailed description of how to install and set-up GF and how to run that hello world WAR.
I've updated the community documentation at the Wiki to reflect these notes and...
on Nov 26, 2005
Apple offered two surprise BoF's at JavaOne - a "surprise" because they hadn't previously been announced or expected and just appeared in the addendum and corrections to the JavaOne show schedule. Still, about a hundred developers managed to find their way over to the Marriott to see the show.
I got there too late to see the formal introductions on the first presentation, which was well into...
on Jul 8, 2005
In his blog, John Kheit, gives us some very interesting points about Apple's switch to Intel. Most of the points are on the negative side (seems like he is hoping for the best as a Mac fan, but he is worried). There is something missing in his commentary: Fans of the Mac and the experience of the Mac.
Let's look at the fans first. My girlfriend's mother, Grace, is a Mac fan. John Kheit gives...
on Jun 17, 2005
I've just installed Mac OS 10.4.0 and added the J2SE 5.0 R1 available from Apple.
The 5.0 release installs alongside the 1.4.2 release. However, after that installation, I had problems with the 1.4.2 producing error messages:
$ java -version
HotSpot Error: update_sharing has failed
java version "1.4.2_07"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_07-215)
on May 8, 2005
~ 12 hours ago i upgraded to macosx v10.4. here are my first impressions..
terminal/shell i/o is faster
eclipse editor is faster
eclipse command completion mysteriously works now.
i mean, it worked before but half the time it would complete something entirely erroneous; not anymore! (that used to be the most annoying thing for me. i didn't expect the upgrade to fix that. i can't tell you...
on May 3, 2005
There have been a number of threads and discussions on Java development on macosx. I'd like to relate my personal experiences in case it's of interest to anyone.
Allow me to begin by giving a quick outline on the nature of my programming work:
I work on a small workgroup business application with a backend database
The technologies and APIs I use include: J2SE, Swing, Hibernate,...
on Nov 15, 2004
If you have a wireless network at home, then I am sure this sounds familiar. Even though the advertised range for these products is quite large, in reality, the range does not extend beyond one or two rooms. In the past, I tried using signal boosters, but they did not make much difference. When Apple announced Airport Express, its wireless repeating feature was one of the big draws for me....
on Oct 12, 2004
Do you own an Apple Airport Express? I got mine shortly after they were announced, and love the ability to stream music to my home stereo through the optical port. Recently, I set up my Airport Express to act as a repeater for my linksys router WRT54G. I cover that topic in a different weblog, but here I describe some ways to reset Airport Express since I needed it a number of times during the...
on Oct 12, 2004
With Tiger released for the systems that Sun cares about - Windows, Linux and Solaris - it was only a few hours before the where's the OS X version posts started appearing. Some immediately called this "whining", but history shows there's good reason for Mac developers to be concerned.
The following table summarizes the lag times between releases of JDK's (later called J2SE SDK's and JRE's) and...
on Oct 7, 2004
In Chris Adams' recent blog entry titled "Why Mac Developers are Concerned About the J2SE 5.0 Wait" the case is made that Mac OS X is at risk as a viable development platform for Java because of the historical delays in up to date Java support within the operating system.
I think there is some truth to this because there is a track record of the Mac not being on par with Windows and Linux in...
on Oct 6, 2004
I am an Apple-based Java developer. I love my Apples (17 inch powerbook and a Dual G5) and the really love the way that Java performs. But where is Java 1.5 when you need it?
Versions of Java 5.0 are released for Linux, Solaris, and MS. When will Apple release 5.0? Not really sure, but the rumors are that the sometime next year when Apple releases their next release of OS X. That's a long wait...
on Sep 30, 2004
Apple's JavaOne session this morning, Tech Manager Francois Jouaux and several other Apple representatives laid out the case for Java on the Mac, and why Java developers should develop on and for the Mac.
Saying that basic support of J2SE wasn't good enough, Jouaux went into Mac technologies that help Java applications work better. These include the Quartz Extreme graphics technology, which...
on Jun 29, 2004
After a fair amount of hue and cry when the first previews of the all-Java Java Studio Creator — um, hello, run anywhere — Sun has announced that an early-access Mac version is now available. Better yet, MacCentral reports that buying a 15" or 17" Powerbook now gets you a Sun Developer Network Standard subscription, a $99 value which includes the Studio.
Maybe next time we'll get...
on Jun 28, 2004
With the major Mac and Java conferences, WWDC and JavaOne, sharing San Francisco's Moscone Center for a week it's either a great time or an awful time to be a Mac Java developer: great because you only have to make one trip, awful because you can enjoy only part of each conference.
But wait, who are these Mac Java developers? They've been seen in the wild for a few years now, with PowerBooks and...
on Jun 25, 2004