Ruth and I did this walk sunday and really enjoyed it, easy to follow with signs on almost ever gate, style etc.  It’s slightly further than the 6 miles noted in the national trust blurrb, we found was nearer 10 miles. You can park at the university of Bath of free on a sunday, bonus!

Link:  bath skyline walk

“The Bath Skyline walk is six miles of way-marked trails, passing through hidden valleys, tranquil woodlands and a patchwork of meadows rich in wildlife. It’s perfect for picnics, kite flying and to escape from the city.”

Bath Skyline Walk PDF

hi, was playing around trying to get a rest API call to work and keep getting connection and timeout issues. Released as I am doing a HTTP request it needed to be routed via the company proxy server, here’s how I set the proxy details.

System.setProperty(“http.proxySet”, “true”);
System.setProperty(“http.proxyHost”, “130.x.x.x”);
System.setProperty(“http.proxyPort”, “80”);
System.setProperty(“http.proxyUser”, “UsernameHere”);
System.setProperty(“http.Password”, “PAsswordHere”);

Note: This was just a proof of concept to test out consuming a rest webservice, I’m not advocating this as the best way to set the proxy details.

Last week I got the following error message when logging in to our Rational Team Concert server [v1.0.1].

“An internal error occurred during: “Logging into 130.1.xxx.xxx”.
java.lang.IllegalStateException: Authentication state already initialized.”

Snippet from the eclipse log [Workspace\.metadata\.log]
com.ibm.team.repository.client.internal.ServiceInterfaceProxy.invokeServiceCall(Unknown Source)
at com.ibm.team.repository.client.internal.ServiceInterfaceProxy.invoke(Unknown Source)
at $Proxy0.describe(Unknown Source)

This got me thinking about proxy server and proxy auth and figured out the problem is due to proxy server denying access due to incorrect password. The old password was cached in the General>network settings in Eclispe.

This highlighted another issue that the RTC server should be added to the “No Proxy for” list as need to go via proxy for internal network traffic.

This is a little note about showing and hiding a element(s)/control(s) from a client side event (without page refresh) using the ibm JavaServer Faces components.

The IBM documentation for the hx:behavior tag is here. But it doesn’t contain examples of how to use it and the describtion of the hx:behavior attributes is unclear in places.

behaviorAction is what you want to do (hide, show, invisible, visible etc)
targetAction requires the ID of the object you want to do the behaviorAction on.

<h:outputText style=“visibility:hidden;” id=“text7” value=“Initially i’m hidden, “></h:outputText>
<h:outputText style=“visibility:hidden;” id=“text17” value=“As am I! “></h:outputText>

<h:outputText styleClass=“outputText” id=“text6aa” value=“view hidden text,”>
<hx:behavior id=“behavior4” event=“onclick” behaviorAction=“visible;visible” targetAction=“text7;text17”> </hx:behavior>

</h:outputText>

Also found that when you specify more than one targetAction you must also specify a behaviorAction for each (which is good if you want to do different behaviorActions to each target.

Note: offically hx:behavior tags aren’t supported in h:outputText, recommended to use outputlink tag.

Info from my Ibm devworks question post

I love new smart bar search in firefox 3 but bugged by the fact it defaults to searching google.com, so here’s what I did to make it use google.co.uk

  1. In firefox3 URL/Smart bar type: “about:config” [this brings up the adv config of firefox, don’t cha know, click ok to void warrenty 😉 ]
  2. Use the filter to find the property called “keyword.URL”, and change the google domain suffix from .com to co.uk, hey presto!

    keyword.URL=http://www.google.co.uk/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=

all done!

  • Run the Bath Half Maraton
  • Run the Bristol Half Maraton
  • Achieve BCS ISEB Software development diploma
  • IBM Web services certification
  • Complete the Action 100 bike ride for the 2nd year
  • Plan/cook healther meals [no more frozen pizza!]
  • Introduce/convince my work to join the Cycle scheme
[in no particular order]

In addtion to the normal new years resolution’s I’m planning to make a go of blogging and making relevent and useful for others to give something to the interweb 😉