The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this
web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency,
e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees…
CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser
and Java version 1.7 or later, preferably 1.8.0_11.
If you can’t see the prices in your local currency,
Troubleshoot. Use Chrome for best results.
The ten commandments are extremely clear on the wickedness of
idolatry, but oddly Christians, more than any other group, are the most prone to fall
into idolatry in the form of flag worship.
~ Roedy(born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)
HashMap: Terse iteration over a HashMap with lambda expressions.
concurrency: The difference between concurrency and parallelism.
Copy: Why copying should be a feature of the OS not of applications.
HTML Static Macros: I have just completed a major refoctoring of HTML Static macros. The main difference you will notice is in the electronics section. It won’t send you quite so often to stores unless they actually have the item is stock. On my side, I can regenerate the website more quickly since the new code uses less memory.
PAD: The conversion from PAD version 3.10 to 4.0 has been proceeding at a glacial pace. ASP keeps upping the ante on how perfect they want PADs to be before they will accept them. The criteria they use for acceptablilty are not posted. I have been figuring them out by experiment and documenting them.
eReader connectivity: The three ways eBook readers such as Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Sony connect to acquire new books — USB, WiFi and 3G cellular phone network.
Tindie: Tindie is an electronics candy/toystore/flea market for adult boys. It a fascinating website to spend an afternoon. Individual and small companies from all over the world showcase what they have been up to with electronics.
hit counters: I have done a fair bit of research on hit counters. I have converted from the flaky Perl based counters to StatCount counters that track total visitors to the site, any page.
CloudFlare: Cloud flare, free global caching of your static content.
OpenStack: Setting up clouds with OpenStack components.
PayPal: Links to online stores that take PayPal are now marked with a P logo.
version numbers: Some thoughts on the best way to assign version numbers to software.
lambda λ expressions: The new lambda λ expressions/closures/functional prgogramming features of JDK 1.8.
memory-free watch: Student project to design a watch you can use without memorising the manual.
Greeting Card: Applet to print greeting cards on half-fold 8.5 × 11 card stock. Very simple. Just choose an image from your own hard disk, and click print. Everything else is automatic. Source code available. You would be amazed how complicated it had to be to be that simple to use.
AffineTransform: Hints on using AffineTransform to tranlate, rotate and scale.
JSlider: How to labels ticks with other than integers.
artifact: An unlikely term used by both Maven and Ivy.
CVS: New version of the CSV utilities, now includes CSVScale.
PowCost: New version of PowCost to tell you how much various electricity-using activities cost. Now with costs in more countries included, updates prices and more activities.
The following essays and entries recently changed:
Morality of Killing: Debating an admitted American war criminal on the morality of killing British soldiers on British soil.
Genocide!: Continuing the debate with an misinformed American racist calling for genocide of all Muslims.
Crying Over the Dead: America bigot calls for the genocide of 1.6 billion Muslims on the grounds they might not like him.
More notes from an American Soldier: Imagine some serial killer started writing you compulsively defending child rape and murder as a patriotic duty and claiming he was doing the kids a favour because he bought them tee shirts afterwards. Here is what one such pervert had to say for himself.
Stance Socks: A ringing endorsement for the wild originality and high quality of Stance socks.
I am in a bit of a pickle. My HIV (Human Imumuno-deficiency Virus)
drugs have stopped working. My personal load of
viruses over the years have done an astounding job of evolving immunity to all
drugs that I can tolerate. A new drug was supposed to be released 2013-03, but it still has not appeared. My energy level is dropping
to a distressing degree. I find I have to work myself up mentally with adrenalin
to get anything done. Last revised/verified:2013-04-22
I accidentally discovered that avoiding wheat cleared up my problems with
non-stop nausea and digestive tract distress. Unfortunately, I just love baked
goods, and find the wheat/gluten-free replacements insipid. Further, getting
serious about avoiding sugar in any form, especially fruit juice, is improving my
energy level. Last revised/verified:2012-02-27
Public Domain Status
In the event of my death, the entire mindprod.com website will revert to the public domain, including
downloadable programs and source. You will be welcome to repost and modify any or
all of the material on the website. Knowledge keeps no better than fish.
The Canadian Mind Products website is now hosted by
Inter-Corporate.com. One nice service they offer is buying domain names for you
charging only flat
per year (i.e. zero markup on the Verisign Network Solutions/InterNIC fee) for
.com, .org,.net, .edu and
per year for .ca. Email
for more information. Also see domains essay for more
When someone buys a stock, they are attempting to trick the
universe into giving them money without effort. If they get ripped off in the process,
it is just somebody else trying to do to them what they were trying to do.
~ Roedy(born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)