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Support your favorite …

The open source community is an amazing place.  No matter what software you want there is an extremely good chance that it exists. You can use Gimp for manipulating graphic images, LibreOffice or Apache Office for word processing, piviti for … Continue reading

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fighting the last war – playing Blu-ray movies on Linux

How exactly did the product meeting go. We never had a graphical desktop and so lets just continue on with a 25 x 80 character green text only screen, the customer always loved those. Today a personal computer or even … Continue reading

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The perception of power (of 9 volts)

When travelling I want to arrive at my destination ontime and unhurt.  I do appreciate that the world’s governments are just as interested and do take steps to ensure that dangerous people don’t hijack the plane or even worse. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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coding like it is 1996

It is a sad fact but I don’t always get to pick the tools I use at work.  Just today I felt like my colleague and I woke up in 1996 – back when java 1.6 was released. The client … Continue reading

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windows batch processing

I really didn’t want to fool around with that little windows task that has been laying on my boss’s desk. It was planned that Robert would do it after the new year started but then he decided to quit. Now … Continue reading

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lo-resolution fun – setting up a minecraft server

I remember playing computer games on 640×480 resolution and it was a lot of fun. Computer graphics has now improved to the point that some of the games are virtually photo-realistic. With all of this in mind it didn’t make … Continue reading

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Maven simple example

Maven was briefly described in my previous post.  In this post I will do a few small examples for actually using Maven. One of the main things about Maven is the idea of the artifact.  The artifact is a file, which … Continue reading

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creation of a more responsible padlock

I have been cleaning up my flat in preparation for the move when I ran across a few small TSA locks.  Sure I have used them when traveling to and from the United States but it certainly seemed to be … Continue reading

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Maven the alternative build tool

Why maven Maven is a tool for building software. Doesn’t there already exist a number of tools for doing this exact task?  Two different tools that do this are the classic make utility or the much newer Apache Ant. The make utility … Continue reading

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installing maven on linux

Maven offers quite a bit as a enterprise build tool.  It can help ensure that standards are followed and offers support for automated testing.  This tool is actually really simple to install.  It is just a matter of unpacking it … Continue reading

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