Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 8

The stuff I saw out on the "internets" for installing this was totally bunk. Here's what we did...

wget http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/8.x/8.1.2/enu/AdobeReader_enu-8.1.2_SU1-1.i386.deb
sudo dpkg --install AdobeReader_enu-8.1.2_SU1-1.i386.deb

Monday, September 22, 2008

What am I working on?

Lately I've been using Twitter more and more, and haven't really been updating my blog a lot. I feel bad about that really. I'd like to post more stuff more often, but frankly if it's one sentence worth of information Twitter is the way to go.

Currently I'm hacking on a few open source things (on top of my day job). First there's my hibernate-memcached project. I haven't done much with it since releasing 1.0 though. I still have a user submission to add support for the Whalin memcached client to add, as well as support for the new hibernate 3.3 cache SPI. I'm honestly not looking forward to that though, the SPI is pretty complex.

I'm also working on the Erma project. Erma is the open-sourced monitoring library from Orbitz. During my time at Orbitz I loved working with Erma and occasionally on Erma. Now that it is open-source I'm really glad I can stay in touch with it. I'm currently working on Maven-izing the build as the build it has now is pretty Orbitz specific and was dragged kicking and screaming into the public. Things were going relatively well until I ran into some issues with the tests being really fragile. I'll figure it out though.

Monday, September 01, 2008