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I've got to present "the state of Apache SSL solutions" at
Linux World next week so need to start working out what the
state is. Basically, Apache 2.0 needs to be beta before
we'll start working on the SSL layer and then Red Hat,
Covalent, Ralf, Ben and others will jointly work on a
built-in SSL module. I've been following the Linux World
press announcements and there are some interesting releases,
it should be a great show.
I started writing a stylesheet to convert RSS into HTML to
replace my Perl, but found one in Apache Jetspeed which was
close to what I wanted. Is there any software not produced
by Apache? I'll be happy when we release a browser (or
email client). Apache Week uses the Perl version still
though I'm tempted to do a big overhaul and start writing
the issues in XML rather than the "Ventura Publisher markup
language hack" we use now.
Last day in the Newbury office forever. When I return the
office will be gone
I couldn't resist it. Each night I grab the
my diary and use Apache Xalan (using
stylesheet) to convert the latest few entries into HTML
for my home page
EGG has a UK credit card managed online. Although you can get your
statements in HTML format Egg don't give any export ability. Back in
1999 I wrote a simple converter in Perl that takes the HTML from the
EGG statement page and convert it into QIF (for import into things
like Microsoft Money). Using something like Money 2000 or 2001 will
let it automatically reconcile the statement and match transactions.
In May 2000 I updated it to output OFX format, a much better format as
it can transfer other information about the account such as balances.
The same script deals with Egg, Egg Money, Cahoot, and American Express credit
card statements and can output QIF or OFX format.
To use the script:
The Equitable Life used to publish the current value for their pension
prices on a web page, but not available in any format other than HTML
and they did not used to give past information. In March 1999 I
started capturing that data and converting it so I could use it to
track investment inside Microsoft Money.
Unfortunately the Equitable Life had some problems and it no longer became
an interesting project. Also inside Microsoft Money 2001 you can find
the Equitable life symbols and so the prices can be updated automatically.
The online service from Lloyds-TSB has an option to download a
statement in QIF format, but it got the date in the right order and it
mixes comments in with the payee line. This simple Perl program converted their QIF to
something sensible, but it's not really needed any more.
Hi! I'm Mark Cox. This blog gives my
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