Archive for December, 2006

Blue Pill counter argument

December 30, 2006

This is old news, but I wanted to remind you that there is a counter argument to the blue pill “100% undetectable malware” prototype that generated a lot of press this year: http://www.virtualization.info/2006/08/debunking-blue-pill-myth.html http://x86vmm.blogspot.com/2006/08/blue-pill-is-quasi-illiterate.html Also, since malware requires an attack vector in the first place: if you don’t have...

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Debugging Globus Java services with an IDE

December 29, 2006

These are some notes previously hosted on the old gridvm.org website. This shows how to run GT4 Java core and/or services in a Java debugger, using IntelliJ IDEA as an example. The technique (remote debugging) can be used with most Java IDE/debugger combinations. This is a...

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Virtual framebuffer for PV guests introduced in Xen 3.0.4

December 28, 2006

“By including what’s called a virtual frame buffer, Xen’s controlling “host” operating system can capture video data written to a specific part of memory and then send it to the display. The technology lets users see virtual machines through a graphical interface, a feat competitors such as EMC’s VMware...

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Java 7 get/set syntax shortcuts

December 27, 2006

Now that Java 6 has been released, people are starting to talk more about the future of the language. I noticed Kirk Pepperdine’s comments in Java 7.0 language feature considered harmful: “I’ve just watched the Danny Corward presentation at the Prague JUG on what could be coming in...

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Implementing Persistent Identifiers

December 26, 2006

This 70 page PDF Implementing Persistent Identifiers is a nice overview of identifier schemes. Chapter 4 is about The Handle System which has been integrated with Globus and is also now a dev.globus incubator project. It provides a powerful set of secure identifier/metadata resolution and administration tools for...

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