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I did a little more work with Struts today. Finally, by
watching the log files I was able to figure out where I was going
wrong. This is a tricky ass thing to work with. If your config files
are not correct, it will fail without giving any sort of sensible
error message at the front end. The web application will not have all
the stuff it needs to run, but the error you get through the browser
is generally unrelated to the root cause, and instead barfing on
whatever resource is missing. I know have it at least not erroring
out. I’ll try to get my login page actually logging in via Cayenne
this evening while my wife watches whatever MTV Real World or Road
Rules thing is on tonight.

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Yet another entry in the cool stuff related to RSS and content
aggregation is nntp//rss which is a
bridge between RSS and NNTP (kind of stands to reason from the name,
no?) This allows you to read RSS syndicated feeds with your news
reader and vice versa, lets you post to your weblog via same (for
systems that use the Weblog API). Doesn’t help me since mine is not an
API compliant methodology, just a client-side tool that writes HTML of
bloggy formatting. I’m kind of interested from the aggregator end,
though. I like the notion of reading all the blogs I like with
MT-Newswatcher. More research, more cool things.

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I’m not sure how I missed it, but I had never seen David Rees’ weird
clipart cartoons until yesterday. It’s now my favorite current comic strip.
I read a bunch of the
Get your War on
strips which are mostly in the “almost too close to
reality to be funny” camp. My absolute favorite, though is this strip
from My New
Filing Technique is Unstoppable
. Follow this link and read it, and
you will have a very accurate portrait of my life. In fact, I printed
this out and look at it every few minutes and laugh. My
coworkers may think I am losing my mind.