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Year of the Linux Desktop?

I just read this article over on betanews (not I site I’d ever seen before) stating that Linux was dead on the desktop because of Windows 10.

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Pinyin causing Glassfish and Jetty to Fail

For as long as I can remember I’ve been hitting a bug when I start one of my web applications under GlassFish. The error message is about an ArrayIndexOutOfBounds exception and is related to Pinyin. I’ve looked for a solution a few times but never found an answer that worked. It seems to be one […]

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Reading Material

Over the years I’ve read my fair share of books on various aspects of computing from operating system design through to test driven development and for the last few years I’ve also been taking MOOC’s as I like the learning style. It occurred to me that I should probably keep a list so that I can see what I need […]

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WordPress Redirection Plugin

I recently installed a new WordPress site as a replacement for an older site and I needed to redirect the old pages to the new site. I installed the WordPress redirection plugin in order to do this as it looked well supported and feature rich.

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Ubuntu Install – GRUB on the USB

It seems like only yesterday that I was installing Red Hat from floppy disks. Fortunately things have moved on a bit and now I generally install Ubuntu from a USB stick. The other day though I ran into a new problem. At the end of the process the installer asks if you’d like to install […]

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Simpler KVM Network Configuration

In the series of articles I wrote discussing the installation of KVM on Ubuntu I spent articles 2 and 3 discussing the network set up but it occurred to me that it was actually an unnecessarily difficult set up and so in this article I’ll discuss a simpler KVM network configuration set up.

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KVM Migration Problems

I recently experienced some KVM migration problems while moving virtual machines from my development laptop to my server. The laptop has a Core i7 processor but the server is running a Core i5 and, as you might expect, they have different features available. In this article I’ll explain what I did to fix my KVM migration problems.

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Jenkins SonarQube Analysis SVN Blame Command

I’ve been setting up a Jenkins CI server for the last few days and I’m getting to the last few steps where I work out all the wrinkles and make everything play nicely together. The issue I’m fighting with at the moment I’m going to call SonarQube analysis SVN blame failure for the want of a […]

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SonarQube with Jenkins Configuration

Configuring SonarQube with Jenkins while running Maven builds sounds like it should be a breeze but, I at least, found myself scratching my head wondering how to make it work. I’d got SonarQube installed and running and I had Artifactory installed and ready to go. Jenkins was running builds fine but getting SonarQube with Jenkins working […]

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