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Java without the Crap

I got sick of Java updates on Windows trying to trick me into installing McAfee or the Ask toolbar, so I went searching for a solution.  I found a different build of Java from Oracle that solves the issue. Go … Continue reading

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I want to see a 100% open source android distro. The first pass could be AOSP or CyanogenMod without the closed source GApps. F-Droid would be pre-installed, along with a selection of basic apps like K9 Mail and aCal. I … Continue reading

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I just upgraded from PostgreSQL 8.3 to 9.2.  In doing so, I also went from a Sun optimized build (since I installed their supplied version before) to a self built version where I didn’t fiddle with optimization at all (the documentation suggests -O5, … Continue reading

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The Javacript Compiler I Want

There are a number of compilers that in something and output Javascript. A few of the more well known ones seem to be CoffeeScript, Dart, and emscripten. What I really want though is a Javascript to Javascript compiler that will … Continue reading

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Nexus 7

Two years after my last attempt at getting an Android tablet (the Eken M001, see here and here), I got a new tablet, the Nexus 7. In short, the Nexus 7 is everything I wanted then. Of course expectations have … Continue reading

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Zoup (but not salad)

A resturant chain called Zoup is about to open at Park City (local mall). Deb and I got invited for a pre-opening meal. In case the following sounds like an endorsement, I will comment that they did bribe us with … Continue reading

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Video Game High-School, Episode 9 (spoiler alert)

I enjoyed the Video Game High-School web series. There first episode can be found here. The series is 9 episodes long. The final one came out yesterday here. However, I don’t think that it ended as well as it could … Continue reading

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New Tech Meetup, Central PA

My notes from the 06/04/2012 New Tech Meetup of Central PA Monthly Meetup. In general the Lancaster meetings last for an hour. They then adjourn to the nearby Iron Hill Brewery. I don’t usually go to the Hershey or Harrisburg … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day

I took the winter banner and cleaned up the code and added rotation (and the rotation interacts with the mouse), along with the obvious graphics changes, for Valentine’s Day. BTW, I love you Deb.

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Winter Banner

And now I have a new Winter themed banner. See the code and assets for it in my processing banners git repo here ( https://github.com/jd-boyd/processingjs-banners ). Processing.js can be found here This expands out into working with particles as objects, … Continue reading

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