Monthly Archives: July 2009

Tablesaw that Won’t Cut Fingers

This is one of the greatest inventions I’ve seen in a long time. Using a charge in the saw blade, if it detects capacitance from human flesh it immediately halts and retracts the spinning blade. When pushing wood through at any reasonable speed, it’s supposed to stop before the blade cuts any deeper than 1/16th […]

AT&T U-Verse DNS Loopback workaround for 3800HGV-B

AT&T’s U-Verse network just came up on my street. So… since the gateway doubles as a router & switch, I was trying to set it up so my httpd server was accessible from the outside. Setup the port forwarding through the firewall just fine, and indeed everything works for the rest of the internet. All […]

Sending HTTP Requests without Reloading and without AJAX

Supposing I have a simple HTML form that looks like this: <form method=”post” action=”/SomeServlet”> <input type=”text” name=”message” value=”Hello Server” /> <input type=”submit” value=”Send” /> </form> And supposing I have a Servlet mapped at the path /SomeServlet, consisting of the code: public class SomeServlet extends HttpServlet { protected void doPost(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException […]