JDOM – A Pure Java XML API

Today was a good day –I preached to an acquaintance about JDOM [1] and why I decided to use it in preference to other XML APIs [2, 3]. In the process, I realised I had not blogged about it. I am hoping this short article will help someone get started with XML and Java… programming is fun and believe me you will have fun using JDOM. Continue reading “JDOM – A Pure Java XML API”

Lesotho – The Mountain Kingdom

Life is really funny… I mean it’s nothing more than memories and thoughts –the only things that are real; whatever that means. I’ve been putting this off for days now, but I just had to write this down somewhere; my memories are fast fading away –of course there are some events I’ve chosen to remember and some that I will probably remember unconsciously.

So I finally decided to take my long awaited vacation. I had been putting it off since November 2011 and finally decided to get out of Cape Town… and believe me I really needed to get out of Cape Town. I was in the Kingdom of Lesotho over Easter Continue reading “Lesotho – The Mountain Kingdom”

Thunderbird& Gmail – Configuration could not be verified

I have literally become a KDE junkie from the time Kyle introduced me to it, however, I recently decided to migrate from Kcontact [1] to Thunderbird [2]. Yes, moving is hard, but I just had to. Continue reading “Thunderbird& Gmail – Configuration could not be verified”

Git – remote: error: refusing to update checked out branch

Yaba!!! Made a couple of changes to a Git clone of my project; tried to push the changes to my remote repository and got the errors below. Continue reading “Git – remote: error: refusing to update checked out branch”

EPrints3 Installation on Ubuntu Via apt-get

So I have been evaluating the flexibility of existing digital repository software tools and decided to install the Eprints Ubuntu package via apt-get –I must say, I was rather impressed with the package. Not only does it work flawlessly, but the overall installation process is so very user friendly. Continue reading “EPrints3 Installation on Ubuntu Via apt-get”