Archive for October, 2010

xata2010 paper and presentation

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Finally, uploaded my XATA 2010 (XML: Aplicações e Tecnologias Associadas) things:

* The paper XML to paper publishing with manual intervention
* The MetaPost source of the workflow image in the paper: workflow-image.tar.gz
* Slides of the talk

retiring a wordpress blog

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I wanted to retire a WordPress-based site, converting everything to static HTML. My first idea was to mirror the site with wget (or any other web downloader), but I decided to search if a better solution was available. Not found, but instead a ready wget recipe was found: How to retire a WordPress blog (make WordPress a static site). My addition:


Fritz und Fertig (= and Chesster) works in Wine under Mac OS X

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Frintz and Fertig (english version: “Learn to Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster”, russian: “Большое шахматное путеше?твие”) is a great children game. I found it works stable under Wine.


UnsupportedClassVersionError workaround hack

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

I tried to run an “iText toolbox” tool but got:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError:
com/lowagie/toolbox/Toolbox (Unsupported major.minor version 49.0)

In the target environment, upgrade of Java is out of question. Therefore, I had a choice:


scheme as a virtual machine – II

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Closing a TODO, I’ve filtered the list of Scheme implementations to find candidates for experimenting with using Scheme as a VM. The winners are: