Author Archives: Reiner

About Reiner

Born 1954 in Ratisbon (Bavaria, Germany), in 1976 punched cards at Berlin Technical University, caught hacking one of its mainframes by Horst Zuse (son of Konrad Zuse), started studying computer science and soon was offered a job whithin their computer department doing systems programming for IBM VM/370. While studying, jobbed around Germany at various places doing all sorts of things, then returned to Berlin to work at SRZ (computer aided typesetting). Never finished my master degree, but chose to take up self-employed work (which didn't turn me rich nor famous). Now working for a mid-sized software company within a very promising department as head of server software development.

NetBeans 6.5 and Java 6u12 – A No-No!

I recently stumbled upon a problem within a NetBeans mobile project: The editor for the items within an application descriptor would no longer open. Instead a red light on NetBeans frame (all the way down and to the right) would … Continue reading

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J2ME + Keep-Alive + Chunking = Out-of-the-box + automagically :-)

Wondering about best practices on how to use HttpConnection with J2ME, I had a peek at the sources and to my surprise, I found out, that HttpConnection should offer both keep-alive and chunking without any additional application code (e.g. adding … Continue reading

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Gmail Offline Access with Google Apps Premier Edition outside of the US

I encountered a tiny problem using Gmail Offline with Google Apps Premier, that might apply only to some non-US countries. The Create Desktop Shortcuts action does not create any shortcut at all (at the time of this writing and using … Continue reading

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How to send Alert Mails with GlassFish v2ur2

I’d like to demonstrate GlassFish configuration settings that will cause GlassFish v2ur2 (aka SJAS 9.1_02) to to send alert emails on logging errors or warnings. A trivial task for an application server that implements a plethora of standards and offers … Continue reading

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Grails: Links from my first week with Grails

Never before in my life I had the opportunity to learn a new technology and put it into productive use within just a couple of days. Grails will change is changing has changed the Java and framework landscape. Using Grails, … Continue reading

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Yoigo y los Datos – Cutting down your mobile calling and internet access costs while staying in Spain

Update (Vodafone) In Germany there is a saying “Don’t praise the day before dusk”. Two days after having published my praise for Yoigo here, they may have uncovered my “excessive” service usage. The bright coach has now turned into a … Continue reading

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Grails: How to log within static methods

Grails injects a log object for each artifact, but these loggers are not accessible within static methods. Here’s a quick-and-dirty code snippet sample that demonstrates how to log from a static method within domain class Account. The trick is to … Continue reading

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Google Talk Chatback

Half an hour ago I wanted to chat with a colleague of mine. I’m not that much into chatting, but into moving all and everything to Google Apps, so I’m on Google Talk (on my mobile as well), but my … Continue reading

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How to Successfully Tap Your (SIP) VOIP Phone Line for Free

I’d like to present a free solution for Windows XP that reliably records incoming and outgoing SIP phone calls. I’m currently using it to record traditional conference calls for a team of software developers. What you need Either Windows XP or Debian/Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Woher kommen die Bilder – ohne Staatsanwalt?

Ein Artikel ohne Bilder ist wie ein Redner ohne Stimme – langweilig bis lästig. Aber woher nehmen und nicht stehlen? Über 3 Millionen legale Bilder zu bezahlbaren Preisen gibt es z.B. von In dieser (kleinsten) Auflösung (z.B. 412×292) für nur 83¢.

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