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Update Microsoft Windows if Windows Update seems to get 'stuck'
Sometimes old laptops/PCs have trouble updating via Windows Update after a new installation. Even after leaving the machine running, you will wake up in dismay knowing that you left the machine running without achieving anything. Steps to do so: Stop Window...

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JCodec - Grabbing and saving picture frames from video
JCodec is an open source pure java implementation of video and audio codecs and formats (this statement was ripped from the website (http://jcodec.org/index.html). It's a nifty API, with a nice license (BSD), but sadly, as with open source software, the doc...

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Base64 in Java 8 - It's Not Too Late To Join In The Fun
Finally, Java 8 is out. Finally, there's a standard way to do Base64 encoding. For too long we have been relying on Apache Commons Codec (which is great anyway). Memory-conscious coders will desperately use sun.misc.BASE64Encoder and sun.misc.BASE64Decoder ...

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Insidi-DoS: Internally negotiated, self-image-damaging DoS
What's more damning and ego-bruising than an external DoS (denial of service) attack? Why, an internally inspired one of course. Which self-repecting company would do such a thing to itself? What's the rationale to this irrational behaviour? Recently, the l...

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Accessing Git Repositories using SSH behind HTTP proxy (TortoiseGit, Putty)
There's an easier way to this since my previous post on the subject above. SSH key generation steps are not discussed here, the only thing is that the private key be in PPK format (use PuTTYgen to convert them) Using TortoiseGit, use Putty to save a 'Sessio...

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Stop forcing yourself to run Apache/IHS on ports higher than 1024 if you don't want to. Use the power of 'sudo'!

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