Erroneous XMLUI Caching on DSpace 1.7+

We’ve been using DSpace as an outputs repository at ILRI since 2009, and since then we’ve gone through six major versions of DSpace. Starting with version 1.7 we switched our repository to the newer XML-based user interface (XMLUI), which was much easier to customize than the previous JSPUI and allowed us to have different themes […]

A match made in heaven

Strong Swedish coffee and a full-screen, white-on-black terminal: a match made in heaven. There’s no better way to hack than with a cup of strong Swedish coffee. I’ve got about five kilograms of the stuff on my desk at work: We have a Swedish guy in the office and whenever he goes home he brings […]

What Keeps Me Busy at Work

I work as a Systems Analyst at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya. In the name of alleviating poverty in the developing world, our scientists generate a lot of data about diseases, weather, markets, etc. Lots of data means lots of servers, routers, switches, etc and, because most science types aren’t tech […]

When I’m Not Compiling Kernels at Home

Contrary to popular belief, hacking on Linux kernels and recompiling Android is not my day job… I am gainfully employed as a Systems Analyst/Administrator/whatever at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya. See? We use high-performance Linux servers to analyze research data, including genetic sequence data, remote sensing imagery, GIS layers, etc. I’m […]