RandomSort

Back in University some friends and I had joked about creating a “random” sortation algorithm that could be used in place of other fast, efficient and, well, better solutions like Quick Sort or the like. While cleaning up some files on my computer today I came across this monstrosity and decided what better place to…

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Neat way to move a file in Java without nio

Saw this somewhere and figured I would post it before I lost it. Here is a very easy and simply way to move a file in Java without using the new-ish nio APIs. File srcFile = new File(…some file to move…); File destFile = new File(…where to move the file…); srcFile.renameTo(destFile); That’s it. Pretty simple…

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Fixing Areca Backup on 64-bit Windows

If you’re like me, and you probably are, you do a terrible job of backing up your digital files life on a regular basis. Thankfully some smart people out there have made it awfully convenient to set up a backup system once and then more or less forget about it. My personal tool for the…

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Android development in Netbeans

So you want to do Android development but you hate Eclipse? Well fear not, there is another IDE that you can use to meet your mobile development needs. This is a quick guide, mostly for my reference later, on how to setup an Android development environment in Netbeans. 1. Download and install the Android SDK…

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Create a GStreamer powered Java media player

For something to do I decided to see if I could create a very simple Java media player. After doing some research, and finding out that the Java Media Framework was no longer in development, I decided to settle on GStreamer to power my media player. GStreamer for the uninitiated is a very powerful multimedia…

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