Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Public key infrastructure

Some time ago I was asked to create presentation for my colleagues which describes Public Key Infrastructure, its components, functions, how it generally works, etc. To create that presentation, I've collected some material on that topic and it would be just dissipation to throw it out. That presentation wasn’t technical at all, and that post is not going to be technical as well. It will give just a concept, high-level picture, which, I believe, can be a good base knowledge before start looking at details.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mac in 1984

Was looking for some presentations on Web and found one made by Steve Jobs in 1984. The reaction of people there is just amazing, I have never seen anything similar on IT event. I wish I would visit one which will be the same impressive :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Redirecting or error output to variable in shell

Spent couple of painful hours trying to do that. And eventually, here is the code which will output standard output into the file and error into the variable:

var=`(ls -l > ./file.txt) 2>&1`

bloody shell...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Java bridge methods explained

Bridge methods in Java are synthetic methods, which are necessary to implement some of Java language features. The best known samples are covariant return type and a case in generics when erasure of base method's arguments differs from the actual method being invoked.