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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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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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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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Porn marketing with Twitter (aka Adult Friend Requests)

Well, they do say that the sex industry does a better job of adopting the newest technology. And in that spirit, I got my first Twitter porn spam. I don’t even use twitter all that much, but when I get … Continue reading

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Google Analytics gotcha with java properties files

The unique id given by Google Analytics comes with dashes in it. Refactoring your GA id’s into java properties files will silently kill the variable substitution due to the id’s hyphens. Escape the hyphens to solve the problem. UA-7341234-1 (will … Continue reading

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Safari 4 is replacing FF3 on my Mac

Except when I need add-ons. But damn is it fast for non-work browsing. And the visual history and bookmarking rock!

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Apple iPhoto Flickr Sharing Doesn’t Include Video?

I am continually disappointed with iPhoto’s connectivity. The Apple team cripples it every time. It won’t put videos on Flickr? It throws away meta data when uploading to Facebook? Have you ever tried to upload iPhoto controlled albums by hand? … Continue reading

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Jquery autocomplete plugin fix for single click focus

Jquery autocomplete forces a double click to get the drop down to show up. That’s no good for me. I’m using the jQuery autocomplete plugin instead of a Select box drop down. It needs to have the attributes of a … Continue reading

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