Apple’s Port of Java Deprecated!!

October 25, 2010 Java

Apple has deprecated their port of Java.  Spencer’s thoughts on the topic are insightful.  I don’t recall Apple changing their mind very often so hopefully someone steps in to fill the void before it becomes a problem for us Java developers.  Fortunately we have some time.

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The “benny” card rules are out of control!

October 19, 2010 Life

I’m not sure which congressman dreamed up the benny card rules – the card that draws from you flexible spending account, but the rules are out of control. The requests for documentation I receive far outweigh the benefits of having the card in the first place. If you agree, write to your congressman, and quit […]

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No Clear Button in JQueryUI Date Picker

September 28, 2010 JavaScript

I have the following situation… we are using a jqueryui datepicker, with a hidden “altField”, and the visible input field is editable. We need the ability to clear the date, but there does not appear to be a “clear” button option for the calendar pop-up after v1.6 of jqueryUI.  You can press CTRL-END, but we don’t feel that’s […]

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Dishes by Hand?

September 28, 2010 Family

Our dishwasher broke and I told the kids we’ll have to wash the dishes by hand.  They asked how so I described the 2-sink process.  My 4-year-old responded with… “Daddy I think you are going to have to do it because I don’t think mom knows how.”

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Apple Lifecycle – is it a good time to buy a macbook/ipod/iphone etc?

September 9, 2010 Mac

Ever had Apple release a new version of something right after you purchased the old one (which was the “new” one until that very moment)?  Apple is pretty good about returns within a certain time frame, but this buyer’s guide at should help avoid the problem in the first place.  Apple doesn’t always follow […]

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How to Change TeamViewer ID after cloning

September 1, 2010 Uncategorized

Update: The original post was for TeamViewer 6 (I think). The comments contain information on v7 and now also v8. If you’ve cloned a machine that already has team viewer installed, the clone will have the same ID as the source machine.  Each machine needs it’s own unique ID.  To get the clone to pick […]

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Black Screen on LogMeIn Remote Session

August 25, 2010 Technology

I’ve had trouble with getting only a black screen when trying to remote control some of my computers with LogMeIn.  LogMeIn support only suggested I update to the latest version.  It happened again so I poked around in the settings and found under “Remote Control Settings” -> “Default Remote Control” it was set to Active […]

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Friend or Servant

August 6, 2010 Religion

In John 15:15 Christ states that “the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth” and that for his friends he makes known all things he has heard of his father. How are you treating others?  How are you treated?  Friend or Servant?

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java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space

August 3, 2010 Uncategorized

How to resolve the …OutOfMemoryError: PermGen error in a Tomcat/Eclipse environment.  This post does not cover how to determine the amount of memory your application needs. Eclipse: Double-click your server click “Open launch configuration” click the arguments tab add or modify the MaxPermSize VM argument -XX:MaxPermSize=128m you might also review the initial (xms) and maximum […]

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Spring 3 Annotation based Validation and Formatting

August 2, 2010 Java

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