February 18, 2011 | Uncategorized


Sound doesn’t work so well with Java apps in Ubuntu. To play sound, you should install the OpenJDK JRE, which can co-exist with Sun Java. sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk

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February 19, 2010 | Software and Downloads


Java is an application environment (like, in a way, .NET, Perl, PHP, etc.) in which a lot of cool programs like Limewire and Azureus and some useful programs like Eclipse and Netbeans are written.

Java is usually included with Macintosh. For Windows, here’s an overview of how to install Java.

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February 18, 2010 | Software and Downloads


Here’s a neat little application that makes a picture of your mouse movements as you use your computer. It’s sort of hokey, but I guess you could use it to track how people use your website.

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June 4, 2009 | News

Larry Ellison, head of Oracle, which recently bought Sun, said he wants to see JavaFX-based OpenOffice applications, according to DevX. OpenOffice is currently a C++-based application. I think this announcement refutes the unfounded concerns of those who though that the buyout of Sun would mean doomsday for Java or OpenOffice. Oracle has an interest in [...]

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May 31, 2009 | Blogging, Power User, Software and Downloads

Dreamhost recently (within the last few months) released a remote API to manipulate accounts and get account information. They’re holding a contest for the best apps using the API. Digitivity.org presents Dreamvue, the Desktop Dreamhost Management App. Click the picture for more info.

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May 23, 2009 | Developer, HowTo


VisualBasic and a lot of other languages have a handy function to show a message box to the user. In typical Java fashion, Java’s equivalent has a lot more power, but also complex. To get simple message box functionality, you have to specify a number of options: JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(parent, "Message", "Title", JOptionPane.INFORMATION_MESSAGE, icon); This shows a [...]

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May 21, 2009 | News, Software and Downloads

Jonathon Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems, blogs that Sun is planning to launch a store for Java applications on the lines of Apple’s iPhone app store. Well, he doesn’t mention the iPhone store, but that’s what everybody thinks of in comparison. Since Apple’s iPhone sales only number in the millions (21 million), while just the [...]

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