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Peter Sarazin
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fellow nerd question: I am working on a database to store something historical in nature where sometimes only part of the date is known (e.g. May 1803 or just 1780). There could also be a qualifier to say something happened before a date, after a date, or about a date (e.g. Bef. Aug 01, 1780 or Aft. 1835, or Abt. Sep 05, 1697 ). I have figured out how to represent this in a table in a database, but am wondering if it would be better to just store the JSON representation of these "fuzzy" dates in a text field instead. Any thoughts?

Today's score at the recycle center is a computer with an Intel S3200SH Server Board complete with 8 Gigabytes of ECC Memory and an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9400 running at 2.66GHz. Booted right up. Time to give my App Server another upgrade.

So, if I want to run a 2k monitor (2560x1440) but want the text to be no smaller then it is on my 24 inch monitor at (1920x1080), then I need to be looking at a 32 inch monitor :)

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Looking for a free opensource scrum project management tool for personal use. Does anyone have experience or recommend OrangeScrum or any other free tools?

Dear eclipse foundation: It is really not that hard to generate getters and setters that only take up one line instead of three.

Just for fun, I was able to do the following on my Android Phone. Using ConnectBot I was able to login to the Linux Server in my basement. I then launched vi on my phone in Connectbot, coded HelloWorld.java, saved it, compiled it, and ran it successfully. Maybe I am easily amused, but I thought it was pretty cool that I was able to do all of this on my Android phone.

Tonight I booted up Linux on the Dell PowerEdge SC430 server I brought home from the dump the other weekend, and it turns out it has the Dual Core CPU option!

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Scored a Dell PowerEdge SC430 Server at the dump/recycle center this weekend. The only thing the person that dropped it off took out was the hard drive(s). Everything else is there including 3 SATA cables, and 2.5 gigabytes of RAM. I brought it home and it powered right up!

java.lang.RuntimeException: Error grabbing Grapes...

Friends, Don't let Friends use "Hide extensions for known file types" on Windows. Turn this feature OFF!!! ...and I really wish Microsoft would get rid of this feature all together!
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