May 26, 2006

Gmail and S/MIME

I just found this nice Firefox extension that enables enable S/MIME support in Gmail. The extension is able to encrypt and decrypt emails. Unfortunately is it not able to verify signatures yet. It is written by Richard Jones who is the guy behind Gmail FS.

Posted by simon at 10:19 AM | Comments (0)

May 25, 2006

Unwind 1.0beta2 released

This is the release of unwind that will eventually become version 1.0. It is not more stable or unstable than the rest of the releases. I just want you to try it out and report any errors you get before I release it as 1.0. The package now contains a set of tools that I am very satisfied working with. Please notify me if you think something is missing. Most important changes since version 0.11 is that I decided to use Activestate Perl instead of PXPerl and GNUwin32 instead of unxutils. Full changelog is available. Please dowload the thing and try it.

Posted by simon at 09:13 AM | Comments (3)

May 18, 2006

Relate-a-zon - ahead of its time

Way to go - Morten's Relate-a-zon game is finally getting some well deserved recognition as an early web mash-up on The Programmable Web. If you were following developments on Morten's blog and here back in ... when ever that was ... you will know that Relate-a-zon actually calls a graph and routing calculation API provisioned by So I've actually been working as a micro-ASP serving up a RESTian API since some time in ... when ever it was.
It must be a question of time before I do the same rebranding that Morten of his experiments with Genstart Labs. I quite like the motto - "Learning by shipping". I suck at it, but it's a really, really good way of thinking.

Posted by Claus at 04:11 PM | Comments (0)

May 12, 2006

Securing google calendar and writely

Too many web applications don't support HTTPS even though you're exchanging personal data and login information in the clear. Too many web applications that do support HTTPS either don't tell their users or don't make the effort to force users onto HTTPS. Three applications I like that are in the latter category are GMail, Google Calendat and Writely - all owned by Google.
(I am particularly annoyed that the secure version of GMail links to the insecure Google Calendar)

Fortunately Firefox has the cure with Greasemonkey (this is a really old hack - but was down and I needed a permanenet reference)
Here's how

  1. Get Firefox
  2. Get Greasemonkey
  3. Get the secure GMail user script
  4. Get the secure Google Calendar user script
  5. Get the secure Writely user script

Posted by Claus at 02:00 PM | Comments (4)

May 11, 2006

Syntax across programming languages

Here's a page I've been looking for for a long time: The what's feature X from language Y called in language Z-page. This is really a lifesaver when you're trying to learn the 15th language and you just bloody want to convert that bloody integer to a string in your bloody hello world program.

Posted by Claus at 12:52 PM | Comments (0)

May 02, 2006

Managing character sets in SciTe

Here's one that really bugged me so maybe it helps you:

The free programmers editor SciTe is cross platform and feature rich. The configuration of it is - shall we say "programmer like" you just edit an enourmous amount of parameters in a configuration file. For a long time the distribution of SciTe I was using insisted that my danish characters were actually russian. Turns out Russian was on in
If you're on Windows and just want whetever the default is for your current locale be sure to comment out the and


Posted by Claus at 11:36 AM | Comments (0)