Archive for February, 2007

Asteroid: what’s that tugging on me?

Posted in Science on February 19, 2007 by jstevenperry

Apparently, there is a near Earth object, specifically an asteroid named Aphophis, that is going to come close to a collision with the Earth in 2034. Here’s the article from cnn.com Pretty scary stuff. But we have a potential solution: gravity tugging. We’re going to strap on some gravity tugging devices to slowly pull the asteroid off course just enough to miss us.

Setting up a Tomcat Server under Eclipse

Posted in Open Source, Software Development on February 6, 2007 by jstevenperry

I recently decided to start using the tools at my disposal to their fullest, and so decided to start debugging my projects under Eclipse instead of just using Log4J statements to track stuff through the code. Why not?

And I had a Server set up under Eclipse, but its configuration has since bit-rotted, so it didn’t work. Which, as it turns out, is a good thing, since it forced me to relearn how to set up a Server (specifically a Tomcat 5.5 server) in Eclipse. The rest of this post is my crude attempt to document that endeavor. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Eclipse, it’s that there are a hundred different ways to do just about anything. Probably including what I’m attempting to show here. What follows is what worked for me. I’m going to assume you are familiar with Eclipse and how to set things up in it. Also, I’m assuming that you have Tomcat 5.5 (or some similar version) installed already. What you had for breakfast, your college grade point average or favorite color are all up to you.

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