Author Archives: Brandon Harper

Resources For Pitching GitHub Enterprise

Recently GitHub announced GitHub Enterprise, a way to have all of the goodness of GitHub behind your own companies firewall on your own servers. GitHub in general is an obvious win for developers, but when trying to pitch why it’s … Continue reading

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CFAkismet Has Moved to GitHub

This is just a quick note to mention that one of the first open source projects that I wrote, CFAkismet, the ColdFusion based Akismet client, has finally moved to GitHub. Read more about it’s new location on the CFAkismet Project … Continue reading

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Six Steps For Troubleshooting Instability, Crashes and Freezes In Lion

My primary home machine as of this writing is a 2008 model MacBook Pro, and every since I have upgraded it to MacOS X Lion, I’ve have had nothing but problems with it. I held of on upgrading until iOS … Continue reading

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Coming Out of Hibernation

This site, to some degree, has been online since the first part of 2003. Given that it’s almost 9 years old now, it certainly has some baggage associated with it. Over the past few years I’ve been severely neglecting it; … Continue reading

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Hot Corners Stopped Working on Mac OS X

Like many Mac users, I use hot corners to start my password protected screensaver when I’m ready to walk away from my desk. Seemingly out of the blue, I was unable to use hot corners any longer. I tried changing … Continue reading

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Running Jetty 7 on Port 80 With Maven

I think Jetty is one of the best kept secrets in the Java world, in particular for getting a quick container up and running with full integration with Maven for local testing of Java based web applications. I was doing … Continue reading

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The Most Efficent Way to Increment A Map Value in Java

Finding myself in a situation of needing to increment values in a map in Java, I was curious to see what the most efficient way to do so. Said piece of code will be looped over thousands of times and … Continue reading

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Fixing Remote Desktop in Snow Leopard

After upgrading to Snow Leopard on my MacBook Pro, I only found a couple of minor issues which were easily fixed. One of them was Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Client crashing at startup when I ran it. Luckily the fix was … Continue reading

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Using Spring and Hibernate With JPA And Entity Interfaces

I’m currently setting up a new Hibernate project and finally getting around to trying out JPA annotations instead of using any Hibernate configuration or mapping files– what the hell took me so long!!??! Anyhow, among the many gotchas I came … Continue reading

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How To Install Dig in Ubuntu Linux

One tool I’m used to having without installing (it’s included by default in FreeBSD) is Dig (which is short for Domain Information Groper). Dig is a really handy tool for checking and troubleshooting DNS related issues once you learn how … Continue reading

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