I had a case of needing to convert Ordnance Survey grid coordinates like 548420,247240 that were in a table from NAPTAN into latitude & longitude so that I could display them in a map. Most references online appear to do this by running the data through some application then importing it back into the database […]Read more "Converting OS Grid coordinates into Lat/Long using PostGIS"
For all of my servers I use Debian, however that distribution has a few problems, mainly the packages can be a bit behind the cutting edge. Now this is usually a good thing if you are looking for stability – cutting edge software can have issues, especially from new features etc, so for a live […]Read more "Installing Java 7 on Debian Squeeze"
Stolen from Guido Fawkes, and like others I urge everyone with a blog to reprint and share: A free and open world increasingly depends on a free and open internet. The internet empowers everyone — anyone can blog, create, learn, and share. It is controlled by no one — no single organisation, individual, or government. […]Read more "Tell ’em to blog off."
In the past whenever you wrote a Servlet you had a lot of work to do. First you wrote your servlet, then you had to add configuration for that servlet into web.xml so that your application would use it. For simple applications this was fine but the more servlets you wrote the harder it became […]Read more "Writing Servlets the J2EE 6 / Servlet 3.0 way"
Usually you wouldn’t mix versions. Build environments like Maven should handle this for you – although even maven can get things wrong. Yesterday I was playing with Apache TomEE looking at migrating some webapp’s away from Apache Tomcat 7. The impetus for this was to get Rest services working and one of the TomEE profiles […]Read more "The problem of mixing library versions"
Weather webcams are always popular and it is easy and free to set one up yourself. This article will show how to setup a simple USB webcam to produce still images and serve them on a local apache webserver.Read more "Setting up a Weather WebCam on Linux"
On Tuesday Google made available their new tablets so I ordered the new Nexus 7 3G (which also had 32Gb of storage). I needed 3G as my existing MIFI dongle was on it’s last legs so needed something to replace it & one less item to carry is a good thing. Anyhow ordered it around […]Read more "Google Nexus 7 3G 32Gb"