Category Archives: software

And we’re back…

Some things I’ve learned recently-ish, over the past couple years or so: Don’t assume that SSD’s won’t/can’t fail. When buying an SSD, check what controller it uses and then get on Google to see how many data recovery providers claim … Continue reading

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Matchbook – Multi-platform Realtime Gaming

Have you ever thought that it would be cool if you could build a cross-platform or multi-platform game and connect from one platform to another without having to do all the heavy lifting with respect to matchmaking, communications, and related … Continue reading

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[iOS] Jira Mobile Connect

Not long ago Atlassian released version 1.0 (now up to 1.0.7) of their Jira Mobile Connect plugin. This is a plugin for Jira (obviously) that aims to simplify testing, error-reporting, and feedback collection/management for iOS applications. Assuming that you are … Continue reading

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Natural Scrolling Isn’t

Mac users and other developers such as myself who have no choice but to use a Mac for certain projects will already know what I’m talking about. For everyone else, however, the newest version of OS X includes a most … Continue reading

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[Java] URL Rewriting on Tomcat (or any other servlet container)

Here is a very nice little utility I found recently on an unfortunately very difficult to navigate website. In case it’s not immediately apparent from that site what I am referring to, I’m talking about the ‘UrlRewriteFilter‘ utility featured near … Continue reading

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Portal 2

For anyone that hasn’t noticed, Portal 2 was released a few days ago. I’ve already played through the single-player portion of the game (the only portion that I’m interested in, to be honest), and thought I would write up a … Continue reading

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Introducing Webcomix

I wanted to take a brief moment to invite anyone who stumbles across this post to beta-test my latest personal project; Webcomix. Webcomix is a simple web-comic aggregation service that allows you to read a number of different comics on … Continue reading

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Code Formatting Plugin Updated

I’ve just updated the code formatting/syntax highlighting plugin used by this site to the very cool Syntax Highlighter Evolved. This plugin is a marked improvement over the previous plugin, providing such niceties as automatic non-copyable line numbers, horizontal scrolling, built-in … Continue reading

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Working FLAC and Vorbis Support in Windows Media Player

Hot off the heels of the “SMOOTH Processor” debacle, I’m faced with the task of reapplying one of my favorite Windows 7 configuration tweaks. Namely, the addition of FLAC (and also Vorbis, Speex, and so on) support to Windows Media … Continue reading

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Apache + PHP = Headache

Fresh out of installing and configuring Apache and PHP so that I could get this WordPress blog up and running, I feel there’s a topic worthy of some brief mention here. ┬áNamely, the proper (which I mean not in the … Continue reading

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