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Productive Windows for Developers

Windows 7

translate to: This article will describe how to change Windows into a productive environment to software developers. The changes here described are not for everyone but primarily for software developers. As a software developer I have special needs to make me as productive as possible and on a GNU/Linux System those changes are already available…

Start New X Session Under GNU/Linux

X.Org_Logo https://en.opensuse.org/File:X.Org_Logo.png

The X server under GNU/Linux is responsible for displaying the graphical user interface and the desktop environment. The X server is a separate client application that is not inside the kernel, which is different from the model of Microsoft Windows. Multiple X sessions can be started under GNU/Linux under which different desktop environment can be…

Compress Pdf files for email

From Latex generated Pdf files that contain pictures are usually very large, for example, my résumé that contains my profile picture and pictures of my certificates is about 4.0 MByes big. That size is usually too large to send per email for an online job application. The solution is obviously to compress the Pdf to…

Resources Management Project

Natural Resources (Log Processor by David Stanley https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidstanleytravel/6051024483/)

The project addresses the need for an application to manage text, image and binary resources. Text resources are usually the names and labels of a user interface, image resources hold logos and icons that are used in the user interface, and other images that are presented to the user. Binary resources are arbitrary resources like…

POSIX Locale for Java

The Locale class in Java is very powerful and useful, but it is different from the locale that is used on POSIX systems. The POSIX locale is described to contain the language, country and the code set, which translates to Java as the Locale class and the Charset class. My globalpomutils-core module offers now in…

SMTP Test Tool Swaks

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The well known method to test a SMTP setup is telnet tool, but the disadvantage is that you have to know the SMTP protocol. The following examples are to test a SMTP server for receiving and sending emails. But to test attachments and TLS, and more advanced options telnet is less adequate. Swaks is developed…