• Replacing sun.misc.Base64Encoder and sun.misc.Base64Decoder with alternatives from Apache Commons Codec API
    Mar 29, 2011

    Today I had to replace sun.misc.Base64Encoder and sun.misc.Base64Decoder implementations of base64 decoding and encoding, since these packages may not be available in every JRE.

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  • How to read folder structure from resource path in Maven.
    Mar 28, 2011

    Today I had to read a directory structure from a folder in recourses folder of my Maven project and do some operations with it.

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  • Netbook saga
    Mar 23, 2011

    Long time no posts, I know; At the end of last year I was fully immersed into doing my OCMJD assignment, and then I also had to make few major (or maybe not) decisions about my life. Long story short: I decided to stay in Germany long enough to get German citizenship, I ended up in a new job position, and I still have to find a new apartment in Frankfurt and move.

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  • Some thoughts about Object Oriented Programming
    Sep 14, 2010

    I am preparing for SCJD this week, thus I am going through Monkhouse book for SCJD preparation. Great book I have to say!

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  • How to change favicon in Blogger
    Jun 16, 2010

    The Blogger favicon is not bad, but to personalize my page I would like to have my own favicon. The way I did here worked for me in Firefox, but somehow Chrome still has Blogger favicon, even after cleaning cache and refreshing. My theme is also based on new template designer.

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  • Using Picasa Web Albums to put your images on web and link them from your webpage
    Jun 16, 2010

    Create an album and upload pictures as usual. Then click on the picture to view it, and you will see "Link to this Photo" button on the right side of the page. Click on it and submenu with various linking options will appear. Tick on Image only (no link) checkbox, and then you can copy the link for your image under "Embed Image" field.

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  • Launched HashPal.com
    Jun 5, 2010

    I have recently launched HashPal.com, an AJAX-based online service for calculating various cryptographic hashes. It is a simple JSP and servlet based website on Google Apps platform. In the beginning I was thinking about making it a GWT application, but search-engine unfriendliness of GWT applications cause me to abandon that idea. I also tried integrating GWT support into application, but ran into CSS clashes. Thus my next objective is to resolve them and add file checksum computation capability to the website.

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