Already known but nice to have it detailed 🙂
the interest of crackers in Apple products is raising.
Yes, a bit old post (Aug 2010) but still interesting
Commons Configuration provides a generic configuration interface which enables a Java application to read configuration data from a variety of sources.
…closures (or better lambda expressions) will (probably) be added to JDK7..
…giving some practical examples of lambdas, how functional programming in Java could look like and how lambdas could affect some of the well known libraries in Java land…
In this part I’ll focus on how the addition of lambdas could affect one of the most used standard APIs – the Collections API.
for those interested in, there are some previews of the 4th version of Symbian OS
Recently, DZone MVB Cedric Beust unveiled JCommander, a tool he developed that takes away the manual labor of command line parsing. Just six days after posting his announcement for JCommander 1.0, he’s already got an expanded 1.1 version out. New features include simple internationalization, type converters, and password parameters.
This past weekend I spent a good amount of time trying to solve an OutOfMemoryError that made Eclipse crash every 5 minutes.
Apparently the Ubuntu folks have started putting some weight behind their recommendations for switching to the “OpenJDK.” Fortunately, the official, “proprietary” Java is still available through another Ubuntu repository.
Hopefully every developer knows JSON protocol or has at least heard about it. In Google Web Toolkit technology, JSON is a very common protocol
Ok, it seems there’s a bug in ubuntu 9.10 (and maybe earlier) with the apple macbook keyboard. The goal should be to map the right command (apple) key as ALT-GR.
A simple workaround is getting to System->Preferences->Keyboard. Select the Layout tab and layout options. Then select the key to choose 3rd level and enter on keypad. Now you can use the enter key (just beside the right apple key) as ALT-GR.
If you are in hurry you can skip this section. 🙂
I had an old laptop with no capabilities of booting via USB and with a broken cd-rom, but a working floppy. So the main goal was to boot the computer from a floppy then tell the computer to boot via the ubuntu live installed on an USB key.
What you need.
- A computer that can boot from cd and a USB port.
- A computer with a running floppy drive.
- An empty USB key (>=1Gb).
- An empty Floppy (1.44Mb).
Create the bootable USB
Boot the pc with the desktop live cd-rom. Plug-in the empty usb key and make it bootable. From Applications menu there’s a voice like create USB key. Otherwise you can have a look at the Installation from USB stick on ubuntu official site.
Create the bootable floppy
I’ve tried many way to have a bootable floppy, that can recognize the USB key for booting (dsl, sbm, …) but the only one that had worked was: plop bootmanager. As advised me on the TiLUG Mailing List (Italian).
Download the latest version of plop boot manager (at the time of writing: 5.0.5), expand the obtained zip wherever you like and write the image on the floppy: dd if=plpbt.img of=/dev/fd0.
Now insert floppy, plug the usb key into the computer with broken cd-rom and boot it via floppy. When asked, select USB from the menu and that’s all folks!