Category Archives: Culture

Things which garner the attention of geeks and software developers.

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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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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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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All Files Up To Date

Wow, it’s really been quite awhile since I’ve wrote much regularly, and I hope to start reversing that trend. Ever since I f’ed up the WordPress theme I did from scratch I’ve been pretty unmotivated to do much at this … Continue reading

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An Alternative To Waiting In Line for the iPhone 3G

I’ve been on the fence quite awhile about the iPhone. It’s not cheap, it’s grossly over-hyped by a very fanatic fan base who seem to overlook it’s flaws, and while I’m not a terribly flashy person, there seems to be … Continue reading

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Getting Behind Python: Sun Hires Python & Jython Developers

As both a fan and user of the great technologies Python, and the Sun JVM (primarily via Java), I was very happy to come across this eWeek article which says that Sun announced the hiring of two key Python engineers. … Continue reading

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How To Display Which Processes Are Using What Ports

This is just a quick entry on how to see which software is using which ports. This comes in handy when trying to install an application server, web server, etc, and are getting errors like “port is in use”. Basically … Continue reading

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