Author Archives: Ed

My Mobile Office

When I gave up my desktop ubuntu box, I had to find a good mobile solution for that could handle building and running about 7 java web servers with a mix of Oracle and Mysql dbs. i.e I wanted to … Continue reading

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Solved: Activating Maven Profiles by Environment Variable

The maven profiles manual is confusing when it discusses activating maven profiles via environment variables. The examples do not work on Ubuntu, so it’s a tough starting point. Given that you have set an environment variable in bash or system … Continue reading

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Nx Client from Mac to Ubuntu – Alt Key

If you’re here, you probably already know the problem. If you use intellij like I do, I hope this helps with your imports. Given Mac OSX connecting to Ubuntu over NoMachine’s nx client 1. Create and/or or place this in … Continue reading

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Intellij 9 Indexing Bug Workaround

Intellij 9 release on Mac routinely corrupts the index of classes. This manifests itself with compilation errors claiming that classes X,Y,Z cannot be resolved. However, when you check, all the classes are in the right place. Also Intellij correctly compiles … Continue reading

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Samsung TV and HDMI Audio through a Nvidia gt220 video card

Got a Series 4 Samsung 450 plasma with PC inputs. Plugging in the audio failed w/ DVI/HDMI video. Turns out it was expecting audio from the HDMI on my video card. But there was no audio coming out or any … Continue reading

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Restoring syntax highlighting in Intellij

Found and fixed an annoying intellij bug recently. Intellij was having severe stability problems, so I was turning off all plugins and wiping the cache to try to resolve the issues. As a side effect of this, Intellij lost the … Continue reading

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intellij Patch Tool – Fail

I love intellij most of the time. But the patch tool sucks. Any tool that leaves you in an unknown state with no messaging after a problem sucks. I have 8 files in a patch. I work through 4 files … Continue reading

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parking carma == vaporware

Parking Carma? Why oh why can’t you get your shit together? What’s it been 3, 4, 5 years without delivering on the promise of creating a market place for all the untapped parking in the world? All the ideas are … Continue reading

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Best Photo Sharing Widgets

ok, you would think this was wildly known and popular, but sharing your photos outside of Facebook in a widget has not caught on. Well, there’s a lot of use cases where it rocks. The official Facebook photo widget is … Continue reading

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zooomr.com: fail

I write software to connect Flickr and Facebook. I’m interested when I hear there is another photo company on the web that supports unlimited storage and bandwidth for photos.  A blog post links me to Zooomer.com, which supposedly has all … Continue reading

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