Rick's Rants

If you've been around the Linux and Open Source communities for a while it's no doubt you've joined a few mailing lists or news groups. Heck, you might of even asked a few questions here and there. Rick Moen's Rant (oh I mean FAQ) page is a lot of fun to read. He is eloquent and has a good sense of humor, if you like those sort of things. Oh, make sure you check out his links page.

National Do Not Call Registry goes live today

Tired of annoying telemarketing calls at dinner time (or bed time)? Well it just got easier to get on the exclude list. The National Do Not Call Registry went live today. NOTE: Of course all of the GeekWisdom readers coupled with the fact that it appears to run on winblows have made the site essentially unusable at this point in time.

Web Forms and Validation

For the last year I have been working on a dynamic form engine. The idea is to define the form once and to use that definition to display the form, validate the form, redisplay the form with embedded error messages if needed and process the submission. The idea is to use as simple a definition method as possible so that an interface could be built through which forms could be built and saved into a database. So far I have this much done. The system allows one to construct a form definition, present the form and validate the form submission. It currently handles all HTML form elements, including...

JMeter for regression testing

Apache JMeter is a 100% pure Java desktop application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but has since expanded to other test functions. JMeter can also be used for regression testing of web applications. PHPBuilder has a good "taster" article on doing this with JMeter, called Regression Testing With JMeter, how appropriate.

Sick of propogating viruses like W32/Bugbear-A/B and others?

If you're a sysadmin and manage mail servers and are as sick of dealing with viruses as I am, there is something you can do. Check out the following resources to find out how you can configure your mail transport agent (MTA) to filter out viruses.