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Jul
2012
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Feed Your Sweet Tooth With Jelly Bean!

The Jelly Bean (4.1.1) update for the Nexus S is finally here. I got the update notification yesterday and I must say that Google has done a tremendous job of turning things around with Android 4.x. Even though the Nexus S is now and old phone by all standards, it is snappier now on Jelly Bean than it ever was with its original Android Gingerbread…

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Jul
2012
Comments Off on Configure Witopia VPN on DD-WRT

Configure Witopia VPN on DD-WRT

I like using a VPN service for a more secure browsing experience and I have used Witopia for the past little while with great success. The only issue was that I had to install it on all the PCs that I wanted to use it with and then remember to turn it on, etc which I did not like very much. So after a decent…

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Jul
2012
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Calculate the Broadcast IP for your network

There is a good article on how to calculate the broadcast IP based on your IP address and net mask on eHow. What I have here is a quick utility to facilitate things. provide IP and netmask: IP: Netmask: Broadcast IP:

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Jul
2012
Comments Off on Installing MySQL on CentOS

Installing MySQL on CentOS

First thing you need to do is make sure the binaries are installed using yum. Note that this will only install MySQL and that you may need to run it as root depending on your systems permissions. [korey@localhost ~]$ yum install mysql-server mysql[korey@localhost ~]$ yum install mysql-server mysql The next thing is start MySQL: [korey@localhost ~]$ service mysqld start[korey@localhost ~]$ service mysqld start Once you…

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13

Jun
2012
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Why Apple is Smarter!

Apple announced their iOS6, along with OSX Mountain Lion, and bunch of new hardware on Monday. Amongst the new features announced were features that already exist on over platforms but now they do on Apple’s platform as well. Take do not disturb for example! This feature is nothing new, and platforms like BlackBerry have had it for years, so what makes it awesome on iOS?…

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May
2012
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Installing your Android App on your Phone

One part of testing an Android app is installing it on an actual phone and making sure that it still behaves as you expect. Given the fact that there are so many different vendors that tweak the OS in order to create a unique experience for their end users before shipping it off with their custom screen resolution phone, there is a lot that can…

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May
2012
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Default path on OSX

Started working with Homebrew recently instead of Macports to install third party packages on OSX. Homebrew comes with a doctor command that lets you know any conflicts that may cause it to not function properly. Short of it all is that Homebrew told me I needed to modify my path to make sure the /usr/local/bin is before /usr/bin. But where is the path defined on…

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10

Mar
2012
Comments Off on Does inconvenience give you security and peace of mind

Does inconvenience give you security and peace of mind

Recently, a YouTube video went viral showing how easily the airport body scanners can be fooled. The TSA has now responded to that, but it basically says: “Don’t ask us how it works, just trust us that it does. You are safe now.” It reminds me of the Knight and Day movie with Tom Cruise where he is talking about words and sentences to watch…

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7

Mar
2012
Comments Off on Another Blow to J2EE

Another Blow to J2EE

I recently came across the Play framework (not to be confused with the new name for the Android Market Place). Think of it as the Java version of Ruby on Rails, or one of a dozen other frameworks that leverage convention over configuration. The real beauty here is that you get all the benefits of compiled code with the ease of use of scripted languages….

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Mar
2012
Comments Off on Reproducable Development Environments

Reproducable Development Environments

Have not had a chance to try this out yet, but Vagrant seems like a great solution to create small, portable development environment. With this, there will be less of “Well it works on my box!”. You can just receive the development environment where the problem exists and easily reproduce it.


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