Category: Software

  • Reviving the blog

    Reviving the blog

    In December, 2023, I had to shut down my blog because it was hacked. Now I’m trying to revive the blog by importing data from my old blog into a new one, with different software. Since I had the database with all the content, I have high hopes that I can do that. First, I […]

  • Amazon cloud drive, photos, rclone, and odrive

    Maybe a year ago or so (I forget when it was announced) Amazon introduced a new program for their Cloud Drive service. It was $12 a year for unlimited photo storage. I thought that was ridiculously cheap, so I signed up. I had some complaints about the service, but nothing major. Mainly, there wasn’t a […]

  • Packaging up a Java application on OSX with recent versions of Java

    So, I’ve started hacking on a very, very old project of mine that is a Swing-based Java application. I got it running again on OSX but things have changed a lot since I last was doing much coding on it. It used to be that Apple vended Java for OSX, but now Oracle does, and […]

  • Excruciatingly slow Swing performance while loading / painting images on a Macbook Pro Retina 13″ under Java 1.8

    So, in my previous post I mentioned that I was doing some profiling of a Java Swing application. The application was super slow. An operation that used to take less than a second (basically loading an ImageIcon and painting it) would take about three minutes (I timed it) under Java 1.8.0_31 on OSX 10.9.5. It […]

  • Profiling in Java

    I’ve recently started doing some manga translation again, but what that means is that I’ve tried to get my GMAO program running on my newer MacBook. Just trying to run the OSX app that I packaged a few years back brought up a dialog box asking me to install the 1.6 JRE. I don’t really […]

  • What is my mail server rejecting?

    I’ve recently migrated my hosting from one VPS to a new host. It was a lot more work than it should have been. I’ll try to be much better at keeping my host up to date and maintained. At any rate, I finally have my mailserver up and running on the new host. I implemented […]

  • More on Baldur’s Gate on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ with GemRB

    I’ve spent a bit more time playing around with my Kindle Fire and GemRB. Planescape: Torment seems like it needs more work before that will be fully playable, but Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2 are supposed to be very well supported. I would like to play through those, so I set them up. I played […]

  • RPGs on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″

    I’ve had a Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ model for a few months now. I really like it. I am able to read email (personal and work) and set up calendar entries (personal and work.) I can do some light web browsing, and check up on FaceBook with it. Every once in a while there are […]

  • Jordan Mechner’s The Making of Prince of Persia

    The online version of the book GDC 2011 Classic Game Postmortem Price of Persia GDC 2011 Vault Search for Classic Game Postmortem, there are a whole bunch of good ones! Prince of Persia on the Glorius Apple //! A long time ago, when I was still a young kid, my dad bought an Apple //e […]

  • Eclipse, Subversion, and Moneydance CSV Importers on OSX

    I use Moneydance to track my personal finances. Recently Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ bank decided to drop support for downloading transactions in Microsoft Money format and switched to a CSV format. That is kind of annoying because I like to download my transactions from the bank and jam them into Moneydance. It means I don’t have […]