Monthly Archives: December 2009

Why is the Sun Java updater so bloody annoying?

I can't really find a reason for this.
The Java updater, this is on Windows, is trying hard to update my JRE installation, without my consent, and by overriding my choice of never auto-updating my system.

What I mean is: I explicitly disabled all automated checks and/or updates performed by this monster, and still it bugs me trying to run the update every day.

Why this has to be so annoying? I hate it. I think last time this happened I removed some registry key or probably used the MS admin console to disable some obscurely named service.

And the worst thing is that I have to waste 10 precious minutes of my life to find how to disable this annoying crap.

Java updater, I seriously hate you.

Just disabled Technorati ping from My Opera

I just found out that pinging Technorati atm is really slow, so I disabled this service by overriding the default production configuration.

It seems every Technorati ping took around 180 seconds, which is a bit round as number, so I guess their service is either timing out, or we started sending wrong data, or to the wrong URL, which is again weird, because we didn't change anything… :-)

Let's see tomorrow…