Monthly Archives: June 2014

Real Or Not?

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Believe it or not this actually is a real (not plastic!) flower I have just spotted in the local florist. No idea how they get it to look like this but it’s bloody awesome!

Java 8 Accumulators and Adders

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If you’ve been using Java for a while now, then like me, you must have saluted the move quite a while back in JDK 1.5 to introduce the atomic classes (AtomicLong, AtomicBoolean and so on). They were a big step forward, away from the clunkyness of having to create ridiculous bottlenecks in the code for […]

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Parallel Sorting in Java 8

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I started playing with Java 8 relatively recently (booo! 🙂 ) — and going through the new features this JDK brought, I keep discovering things which I feel deserve more attention than they have been given. Sure, everyone is raving about the lambda expressions, try-with-resources and so on, but occasionally there are small additions that […]

How Many Planets?

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This is the 4th speech I delivered to Toastmasters and it’s part of Competent Communicator manual #4: “How to Say It“. As a reminder, the objectives of the project are: Select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideals clearly, accurately, and vividly. Use rhetorical devices to enhance and emphasize ideas Eliminate jargon […]

Small Java Utility to Generate Random int Files

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This is not ground-breaking, folks and in fact it’s not even anything sexy, but it’s just something that’s been bugging me for a while when I play with some Java tools and code on my side: I need (very) often a way to quickly generate a text file with random integers as well as a […]


Of TripIt And Their Business Model

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This is somewhere in between a question and an idea for TripIt — definitely not a moan! as I am rather enjoying the FREE service they are providing to me right now 🙂 Truth being told, if they read this and they decide to go with my idea, I guess I’ll get a lot of […]