While evaluating MailChimp as an email service provider I noticed they referenced a tool which is useful in debugging HTTP POST requests. http://www.postbin.org/
PostBin lets you debug web hooks by capturing and logging the asynchronous requests made when events happen. Make a PostBin and register the URL with a web hook provider. All POST requests to the URL are logged for you to see when you browse to that URL.
Just noticed that Cygwin home page has a spam trap at the bottom of the page. The following block of text is not visible to humans on Cygwin's page because it is white font on white background. I have not noticed many sites doing this, so is it common practice and I have just missed it before now? I wonder how well it actually works because I can not imagine it works very well for "blocking".
DO NOT SEND EMAIL TO THIS ADDRESS email@example.com IT IS HERE ONLY
TO COLLECT SPAM. IF YOU SEND EMAIL TO THIS ADDRESS YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY
Apparently, many developers take advantage of this web service provided by Yahoo. I like the fact this particular service is integrated directly into Yahoo! Pipes. The module in Pipes allows for automatic keyword tagging of content within a feed.
We use Java Web Start to deploy a few of our Java applications. However, the Java Web Start that comes packaged in the default Java SDK with Ubuntu does not configure itself out of the box. Instead of going through the hassle of manually configuring the default Java Web Start on my laptop, I simply chose to install the Sun Java6 JDK on Ubuntu. This has made life easier.
The jnlp files now work properly on the system.