Archive for the ‘computers’ Category

Java and read timeouts

Dec 12, 2002

We were encountering a problem in the server code at my company whereby read() requests on a stream were blocking and never returning. This was causing periodic data retrieval within threads to hang, which would eventually eat up all available threads and lead to stale data. I tried creating a watchdog thread which would periodically … Read more

Canada411 channel for Sherlock

Nov 25, 2002

So you’ve ditched the phonebook in favour of Canada411 and life is grand. Within seconds, you’ve got the phone number and address of that hottie you’re stalking. A few clicks and a cut-and-paste later, you pinpoint your target’s location with the help of MapQuest. Easy, yes, but tedious and somewhat slow. … Read more