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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_05. If you can’t see the prices in your local currency, Troubleshoot. Use Chrome for best results.
Java Iraq, Money, Religion, Ethics… Gay Roedy’s Health

Cock Fighting

Today in America there are still some people who enjoy watching cocks fight with blades attached to their feet or pit bulls fight to the death, but few yearn to watch a cat burned alive or a human broken on a wheel. This is progress.
~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)
Java Glossary

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Java Glossary and Computer Buyers’ glossary

The following essays and entries recently changed:

  • ClusterMaps: Every web page now tracks and displays a unique visitors cumulative count. If you click the icon, you can see where visitors are coming from. It will take a while to accumulate enough data to make the maps interesting.
  • JDK 1.8.0_05: Oracle has released a new JDK — version 1.8.0_05. At the same time, they upgraded version 1.7.0_45 to 1.7.0_55.
  • ClusterMaps: A counter you can put on your webpages that tracks hits to your site and where they came from.
  • Chrome: I have been experimenting with the Google Chrome browser. I have been tweaking the HTML/CSS markup on the mindprod website to make it render better under Chrome. It is quite a nice browser, fast, bug free, polished… I have avoided it in past because it stubbornly refuses to support an edit source button to let me use my own editor to edit web pages.
  • HTML5: The conversion of the website to HTML5 is nearing completion. There are only 5 (rather large) documents left to be converted. You probably will not notice anything other than slightly more consistent layout.
  • Applets: I have updated the entry on Applets to include problems with AppletContext.getApplets() and HTML5 <OBJECT tags
  • Hybrids: How to make your Applets and JApplets work from the comand line like ordinary applications.
  • eyedropper: Tools to tell you what colour a pixel is on the screen.
  • toLowerCase Gotcha: You might get a puzzling error message about Locales if you use the toLowerCase method improperly.
  • schema.org: A way of marking up your HTML with tags to identify what sort of data it represents to help search engines and screen scrapers.
  • Timestamping: Timestamping jars so that they will continue to work after the certificate expires.
  • server farm: Difference between a server farm and a cloud.
  • Biorhythms: The Biorythm calculator is now working again. Oracle now insists tha programs using getResource be signed, but they did not tell me or give an error message as to the problem.
  • CloudFront: Amazon’s global network of servers
  • The Replicator: Oracle changed Java in a way that made the Replicator stop working. I have implemented a work-around. It should be working again.
  • HTML 5: The conversion of the Canadian Mind Products website to HTML 5 has begun. If you have trouble viewing the site, use a newer browser that has HTML5 support. The pages that have been converted to HTML 5 begin <!DOCTYPE HTML>. Everything has been converted except the Java glossary proper.
  • DOS Attack: Dealing with denial of service attacks against your server.
  • Canada Postage: New Canadian Postal Rates
  • quantum mechanics: Learn about quantum mechanics
  • quantum computing: Learn about quantum computing
  • pono: New high fidelity format to replace MP3
  • Bat/btm Properties: Options, Layout, Font and Colors properties an bat and btm batch files
  • Long Outage: About 2014-03-24 2AM there was a massive power surge in the building containing the servers that host mindprod.com. Computers and UPSes were fried. It has taken a while to get back on line.
  • JDK 1.8: JDK 1.8 has been released. I have converted the entire website and all utilities to use it. I have also migrated all utilities from 1.1..1.6 to 1.7+
  • Sony: The Sony eBook site has closed its doors.
  • Logitech: overview of Logitech corporation

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Ethics, Environment, Animal Rights, Human Rights, Politics, Money, Religion, Living Love, Esperanto and Deep Thoughts Essays

The following essays and entries recently changed:

  • Dyson Vacuum Cleaner: Endorsement for Dyson DC51 vacuum cleaner, including an instruction manual to replace the one that does not come with it and is not posted on the Dyson website that explains what all its buttons are for.
  • Obama: A dream about President Obama
Gay & Black Glossary

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I recently changed the following essays and entries:

  • legality: Legality of homosexuality in various parts of the world.
  • Candida: Candida yeast infections and how to get rid of them.
pills Roedy’s health

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 the HIV 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 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.
intercorporate_logo Inter-Corporate 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 $19.00 USD per year (i.e. zero markup on the Verisign Network Solutions/InterNIC fee) for .com, .org,.net, .edu and $50.00 CAD per year for .ca. Email Randolf Richardsonemail Randolf Richardson for more information. Also see domains essay for more information.
I resent corporations who have trademarked numerous English common nouns, thus contaminating their meaning, e.g. always, bounce, bounty, cascade, cheer, crest, dawn, duck, future, gain, glade, ivory, off, oust, pledge, prefer, raid, secret, shout and tide.
~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)

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