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  • Entry-level GPS Device Shootout for Thanksgiving 2007

    Posted on November 22nd, 2007 Sandeep No comments
      TomTom ONE 3rd Ed Garmin nüvi 200 Notes
    Charging USB/Car Car TomTom+1
    Screen 3.5inch 3.5inch  
    Dimensions 3.8″Wx 3.2″H x 1.0″D 3.8″W x 2.8″H x .8″D Garmin is slimmer
    Weight 173 grams 147.5 grams Garmin is pocketable
    Battery life 2 hours!! up to 5 hours Garmin wins
    Maps USA, Canada, Puerto Rico USA, Hawaii, Puerto Rico TomTom also has MapShare
    Additional memory No card slot! SD card slot Garmin wins
    Lowest Price seen on “teh Interweb” $149.95 $169.99  

    Planning to buy a GPS device this Thanksgiving? Here’s a shootout of the lowest priced entry-level models from the two biggies in the portable navigation market.

    I’m going ahead with the Garmin.

  • XML-RPC spec

    Posted on November 9th, 2007 Sandeep No comments

    I was reading the XML-RPC spec when I realized that the base64 encoded string provided in the example values reads: “you can’t read this!”.

    Heh. Know any more such easter eggs in other specs or RFCs?

  • New Google Mobile Platform: Operating System, APIs, IM and Mobile Browser

    Posted on November 4th, 2007 Sandeep No comments

    This report from PC World indicates a new mobile platform from Google, targeted at Microsoft and Symbian, and talks of a freely available common core that third-party manufacturers can modify and extend.

    I can just imagine, when the phone is about to crash (for whatever reason), and you get the message: “This message is brought to you by so-and-so.”

  • Apache JAMES Mailet: Processing Email Attachments

    Posted on November 1st, 2007 Sandeep 2 comments


    James Mailet


    The Apache JAMES project is a one-stop shop for your mail/news needs. At the core is the JAMES server, a Java SMTP/POP3 mail and NNTP news server. The project provides a Java API in form of the Apache Mailet API for “the rapid development and flexible deployment of email processing functionality.” While documentation is scarce, the Javadocs are pretty helpful, as the website says.

    One of the guys over at the JAMES server-user list posted a query on the ability to access/process a mail attachment from a mailet. I’m reproducing my response here, with a few more details. The JAMES server version assumed is 2.3.1 (latest and greatest at the time of this writing).

    Let’s assume you want to process incoming emails with pesky GIF images and modify their subject to include “[has GIF attachment]“, for whatever reason. It is assumed that the email is multipart MIME encoded. We will develop a matcher/mailet combo to do just this. The matcher is called “HasGifAttachment”, and the mailet is called “ChangeSubject”.

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