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DAP-1522 Setup
6 years ago

DAP-1522 Setup

I have a hybrid network which means wired and wireless and spent part of yesterday hooking up the wired parts to the wireless parts with a D-Link DAP-1522 wireless bridge. …
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Pseudo Malware
6 years ago

Pseudo Malware

On my Windows 7 box this morning I received a new gift. A CPU burnin’ up piece of pseudo malware calling itself Macrovision Software Manager was chewing up 70% of …
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Java Form HTTP Post
6 years ago

Java Form HTTP Post

Lately I’ve been writing a Java program to post a web form and then scrape the data from the resultant web page. For some sites this is pretty easy, unfortunately …
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CWO-4 Jim Carroll USMC (ret)
6 years ago

CWO-4 Jim Carroll USMC (ret)

Jim died 3 years ago. Here’s a link to his obit:

http://www.yellowfootprints.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10531

Jim helped us out with Toys for Tots at 4th Tank Battalion and was always cheerful and gave …
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Excel 2007 VBA code to revert format from 2007 to 2003 (xlsx to xls)
6 years ago

Excel 2007 VBA code to revert format from 2007 to 2003 (xlsx to xls)

‘************************************************************** ‘* Searches a directory with Excel 2007 vba ‘* Needed because Microsoft disabled FileSearch function ‘* ‘*************************************************************** Sub File_Search()

Dim Coll_Docs As New Collection Dim Search_path, Search_Filter, Search_Fullname As …
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Is my operating system bad, or is it the hardware?
7 years ago

Is my operating system bad, or is it the hardware?

Last year I acquired a Dell M1530 XPS to do some analysis and development with. The reviews on it were good, even if it did have Vista on it. I …
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Setting up Sharepoint Services on Windows 7 and a 64 bit box
7 years ago

Setting up Sharepoint Services on Windows 7 and a 64 bit box

That was fun. Not! Luckily I had a lot of help:http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2008/05/21/how-to-install-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-sp1-on-vista-x64-x86.aspx

The Bamboo Nation tutorial got me most of the way. But I had to follow up with these steps …
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Naval Postgraduate School Operations Research – Some Inbound Tips
7 years ago

Naval Postgraduate School Operations Research – Some Inbound Tips

1) For the love of God: know how to type. Obviously you will be doing a lot of keyboard work. Not just in Word and Powerpoint, there is some funky scripting …
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Session Timeout Using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
8 years ago

Session Timeout Using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

This was the easiest solution I found:

First, use a JSNI call in your main entry class:

private static native void redirectToUrl(String prefix) /*-{

$wnd.location = prefix + “/index.jsp?logoff=true”;

}-*/;


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Tomcat Application Server and WAR Deployment on XP
10 years ago

Tomcat Application Server and WAR Deployment on XP

I got a little snagged when running Tomcat 5.5 application server on an XP box. War files were not deploying correctly.

This can happen when one of the files or …
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