Charles Proxy for iOS development – simulating 3g

Charles Proxy is a great tool for web developers and it can help you in mobile apps too.

Here’s what you’d need to set it up:

  1. Run charles on your pc / mac, go to Proxy -> Proxy Settings and note the proxy port
  2. In your device network settings, enable http proxy and enter its ip and port (see below for ios)
  3.  Back to charles, click on Proxy -> Throttling Settings and enable throttling while choosing the 3G Throttle Preset. In the example below i’ve created another preset where i’ve lowered the in/out bandwidth even further

That’s it – now go use your app and watch in the charles screen the requests.

For extra credits, you can introduce packet loss/reordering by running

tc qdisc change dev eth0 root netem delay 10ms reorder 25% 50%

in your box – see netem for more

Streaming Schedule of ApacheCon Hadoop, HTTP Server, and Lucene Track

Streaming Schedule of ApacheCon Hadoop, HTTP Server, and Lucene Track
Starting in less than 24 hours and for the next 4 days there’s ApacheCon. Don’t miss the live streaming from . Here’s the schedule (times in UTC):

Wednesday, 04 November 2009: Hadoop Track
  17:00 Opening Plenary & State of the Feather
       William A. Rowe, Jr. & Jim Jagielski
  17:30 Apache Pioneer's Panel
       Moderated by Brian Behlendorf
  19:00 Introduction to Apache Hadoop
       Owen O'Malley
  19:30 2009 State of the Elephant
       Christophe Bisciglia
  21:30 Becoming a Pig Developer
       Alan Gates
  22:30 Apache Hadoop in the Cloud
       Tom White
  00:00 Practical HBase
       Michael Stack
  01:00 Apache Hive: SQL and Data warehousing on Apache Hadoop
       Ashish Thusoo
Thursday, 05 November 2009: HTTP Track

  17:00 Munging URLs with mod_rewrite
       Rich Bowen
  18:00 Hardening Enterprise Apache Installations Against Attacks
       Sander Temme
  19:30 Keynote: Standing Out in the Crowd
       Kirrily Robert
  22:00 Scalable Internet Architectures
       Theo Schlossnagle
  00:30 Recent Developments in SSL and Browsers
       Rick Andrews
  01:30 Lightning Talks!
Friday, 06 November 2009: Lucene Track

  17:00 Implementing an Information Retrieval Framework for an
       Organizational Repository, Sithu D Sudarsan
  18:00 Apache Mahout - Going from raw data to information
       Isabel Drost
  19:15 MIME Magic with Apache Tika
       Jukka Zitting
  20:15 Keynote: How Open Source Developers Can (Still!) Save The World
       Brian Behlendorf
  22:00 Building Intelligent Search Applications with the Lucene
       Ecosystem, Ted Dunning
  23:00 Realtime Search
       Jason Rutherglen

So, Apache friends, enjoy!

On LG FLATRON L1915S problems

On LG FLATRON L1915S problems

I’ve had this monitor for 1.5~2 years – no complaints so far.

But as I woke up this morning, it wouldn’t turn on. To be more exact, it would initially show the computer’s contents, then after half a second, it would simply go black… It’s neither a cable issue, nor a graphic card issue and what’s weird is that its operation light is turned on (green) as if everything works! has some details on the monitor, and interestingly those two guys report the same issue. From the comments there, it looks like this is an issue of the inverter board and the Cold Compact Fluorescent bulbs and it’s supposed to be fixable though there’s no mention at the cost.

Anyway, i’ll try to get it fixed, nut i’ll probably go on to a new and bigger display, perhaps in the 21′-25′ range… Any suggestions?

About Samsung LE32T51BX

About Samsung LE32T51BX

I’m thinking of buying this TV, but I cannot find anywhere on the net if it
supports PIP (Picture in Picture).

So, I’m writing this in the hope that someone can help me…