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Java Form HTTP Post
10 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)
11 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)
11 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?
11 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
11 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
11 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)
12 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
15 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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