February 27, 2012
There are many projects that provide a valuable resource. Funds are required to continue operations, grow, and improve. Perhaps if commercial entities are using these projects they should contribute using a form of micropayment, somewhat in the same manner advertising is supported.
Lets use Wikimedia as an example. If a corporate hosted web site refers users to a WikiMedia article, and someone triggers that link, then that would trigger a micropayment to Wikimedia. Wikimedia gains an audience and if it also “advertises” its sponsors, just as public radio and TV does, the micropayment contribution is worth the good word.
Just thinking out loud….
Sorry Wikimedia. No micropayment on above link to your article. WordPress doesn’t pay me for drawing clicks to their site.
Terje Rypdal – Avskjed
February 27, 2012
The author of a post on this subject gives a User Requirements for a type of information aggregation application that results in a Dashboard for personal use. This is one of the “unfulfilled” needs of the computer age. Like a usable Decision Making application, the Dashboard is nowhere to be found. Instead we have silos of information predation.
Sure there are applications that provide the raw materials for making one; the Browser is itself a good vehicle for this, and, there are Suites that do this such as Lotus Notes, MS Office, and in the enterprise sphere there are a plethora of integrated management systems that allow one to drill into information within the systems, from SAP, Anderson, CS, etc. There are also various Semantic Web research projects that could serve as springboards to a Personal Desktop.
Jon Udel on this post: “The personal service management console”, also calls for a new type of application that would be required to accompany a Personal Dashboard. After all, what good is an integrated view if your management of the resources is fragmented?
So why isn’t there one?
A new contender in this field is Mozilla’s Project Raindrop.
What happened to HayStack? That was supposed to be a big deal as presented in this paper: “Haystack: A General Purpose Information Management Tool for End Users of Semistructured Data”.
I originally wrote this in 2009. Just noticed it was in my drafts. How time flies!
For anyone who intends creating a dashboard there are many visualization options available. See this chart.
- My Quest For A Personal Dashboard
- Productivity Tools: Personal Dashboards
- Dashboard (management information systems)
- PersonalBrain as Personal Dashboard
- Mind Maps as Personal Dashboards
- Google releases Dashboard privacy tool
- Software Project Dashboards – Episode 1
April 4, 2011
Email addresses are entered in the clear, passed around, and even used for identification. Yet, these are not subject to many security concerns that other items such as user name and passwords. Why not?
They should be. Not only are email addresses identifiable pieces of one’s profile on any network, they are also attack vectors for nefarious schemes, smut, spam, and just plain nuisance. Yet, people don’t treat email addresses as that important.
Did you ever get a joke email sent to you about some amusing web page or You Tube video and on the cc address there were hundreds of other people’s email address? What is up with that? If you tell people that this is unwise or to just use bcc addresses, you get a blank stare (from even technical people).
I just got an email from a company telling me that their email provider’s database was compromised. They say that only the email addresses were stolen (yea, I believe that).
Yes, email addresses are valuable and should be treated as such.
Email Privacy Concerns
Users Still Careless With Email
September 23, 2010
I was trying to setup an external HTTP server so that I can test SSL connections from my Java app. I’ve done this with Tomcat server before. It was easy, just follow the instructions on Tomcat’s document site. All done.
- Windows XP Professional
- Tomcat 6.0.29
- Java 1.6
Not this time. A host of problems:
1. javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
2. SEVERE: Error initializing endpoint
java.lang.Exception: No Certificate file specified or invalid file format
at org.apache.tomcat.jni.SSLContext.setCertificate(Native Method)
3. SEVERE: Error starting endpoint
java.lang.Exception: Socket bind failed:  Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted.
The last issue above is very weird. I ran netstat and no other apps are using the ports that Tomcat is trying to use.
I won’t bore you with the details, suffice to say, I just removed the native library, tcnative-1.dll, from the Tomcat folder and everything works.
Well, not everything, I’m still getting,
javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
But, that is more tractable.
Copy of this post: http://octodecillion.com/blog/setup-ssl-issues-on-tomcat/