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Move SQL Developer Data from the Roaming Profile in Windows

October 19, 2016Category: IT
TL;DR: : Set up IDE_USER_DIR . I have to keep my roaming profile on a diet and this means moving a bunch of default directories around. The latest victim is SQL Developer According to this post , the environment variable to be changed is IDE_USER_DIR . From the post: According to documentation…

AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer - Kernel panic with Intel530

October 11, 2016Categories: Hardware, IT
TL;DR : My solution was to just set the DVMT (Dynamic Video Memory Technology) to 64M. YMMV though... Yesterday I decided I want to start building a hackintosh to replace my old mac mini. My system has the following components: Asus Maximus Hero VIII Alpha 16 GB of RAM I6700k Some SSDs, HDDs and a…

BIOS Loads from 0x7c00

September 21, 2016Categories: Software, Tutorial
Today I was investigating a bug where a simple program wasn't executing properly. It emerged that BIOS loads the code from the MBR at 0x7c00 . Relevant info reproduced here: The (legacy) BIOS checks bootable devices for a boot signature, a so called magic number. The boot signature is in a boot…

Set Different Gradle Configurations

September 19, 2016Categories: IT, Tutorial
TL;DR : create a global file (in <HOME>/.gradle or GRADLE_USER_HOME if defined). Place there the system specific configuration. The other day I had the unpleasant surprise that Android Studio replicated my proxy settings into and got committed to Git…

Migrate Chromium and Keep all Settings

August 23, 2016Categories: IT, Tutorial
TL;DR : Backup App Data\Local\Chromium on your old machine, copy it to your new one and uncompress (in the same place), install Chromium, profit. With the migration to a new computer, I've managed to keep all my Chromium settings. The steps I did are the following: On the old computer Note the…

We have lift-off

August 22, 2016Category: House
We gave the green light to the builders to start the process. The letter goes something like this: We are hereby agreeing to proceed with the planning application for our house. This phase of the project encompasses only the activities related to obtaining the planning permission from the commune…

Install and Use Package Control Behind Proxy

August 22, 2016Categories: IT, Tutorial
TL;DR : Install Package Control manually. Add the proxy settings to the configuration file as described in step 2 below. Today I've had to install Sublime Text 3 again on a new computer. Package control didn't want to install due to my proxy settings (I was getting a 407 error code - Proxy…


August 11, 2016Category: Random
I've finished Vector TD (40 levels) with a score of 26836 ! Proof:

Fix "No Voice" with Kraken 7.1 and VLC on OSX

August 10, 2016Category: Hardware
Today I had an odd issue with my Kraken 7.1 Chroma: I could not hear the voices in a movie in VLC. I could however hear the other sounds (like the voices were filtered out). I could also hear everything with the internal speakers or one of the monitors... I've tried finding answers online but the…

Mock an Observable Interface

August 1, 2016Categories: Software, Tutorial
TL;DR: Use a doAnswer() with a new Answer<Observable<Type>>() if you have to mock observables. Today I wrote my first test where I had to mock an observable interface: where the User model is: Solution In my test class (named UserDatabaseTest ), I first mocked the interface: Then, my setup…

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