2009-01-07

TV-Browser: works well with EyeTV, too

TV-Browser is a great cross-platform (Java!) application for displaying TV programs. Furthermore, it is also well integrated with Mac OS X and can even add recording schedules to EyeTV. The description is in German and talks about a “driver”, but it is really only about communicating properly with the EyeTV application.

UUIDs for GWT

UUIDs are useful for many purposes, one of them is generating unique URIs for semantic web applications. Alas, under GWT, java.util.UUID is server-side only, so I looked for a client-side alternative. After some googling, I've found a nice JavaScript implementation, translated it to Java and can now use it with GWT. I'm publishing it here (with the consent of the original author), in case others find it useful.