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Archive for September, 2006

Browser’s time zone

Monday, September 25th, 2006

I recently had the problem where my Java code running in a web server needed to figure out the user’s time zone. I needed to be able to display dates and times stored on the server in the user’s time zone. Daylight savings makes time zone calculations rather difficult. Not every time zone observes daylight […]

Ubuntu – Not ready to be my daily driver

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

I embarked on a little adventure last week with Ubuntu. A few weeks ago, I bought a new desktop PC from Dell for $250. It has a Celeron processor, 80GB hard drive, mouse and keyboard. Once I received it, I added two 250GB hard drives. I wiped the hard disk and installed Ubuntu server and […]