Archive for May, 2007

Eclipse: Java project from source

May 21st, 2007 No comments

Yet another Java/Eclipse quirk. Even though there is a GUI designed to work off an existing project. The real way to do it is to put the existing project in your workspace (the folder you set to be your default area in Eclipse) and then create a new project with the same name as the name given to the folder of the existing project.

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Wicket addon to Eclipse (Wicket Bench)

May 20th, 2007 No comments

This Eclipse add on helps with Wicket development allowing you to compile and run just components to speed up development. (

Help -> Software Updates -> Find and Install

Search for new features to install

New Remote Site:

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Configure router on network

May 20th, 2007 1 comment

I was having a problem configuring my router and all that was needed was a refresh of the DHCP settings on the router.

On my router I had to logon to my router by going to and then just refreshing the DHCP.

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Insert Java Date type into MSSQL’s datetime

May 17th, 2007 No comments

Seems a little ugly for what it does, but hey it’s OO-fantastic.

Statement stmt = null;
Connection con = null;

con = DriverManager.getConnection(connectionURL);

java.text.DateFormat df = new java.text.SimpleDateFormat(“MM/dd/yyyy”);
String startDate = df.format(date_var);
stmt.executeUpdate(“INSERT INTO XX (day_entry) VALUES (‘” + startDate + “‘);”);
catch(Exception e)

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Setting up pentium core 2 duo on Ubuntu

May 16th, 2007 No comments

I spent a lot of time trying to diagnose this problem. What would happen is that when I would login to Ubuntu I would get the following message “CPU frequency scaling unsupported.”

There are two things that need to be done. First you have to make sure SpeedStepping is set. The way to activate this is to go into your setup when the computer starts up and check your processor settings.

The next thing you have to do is get a kernel that supports this chip. The standard 386 kernel that comes with the Ubuntu (Dapper/Edgy/Feisty) does not support it. You need to go into Synaptic and download the generic kernel.

By the way I spent hours trying to compile my own kernel since I didn’t know that prebuilt kernels existed as a package. Apparently the Ubuntu people don’t want us compiling our own kernels and have made it as difficult as possible. I got as far as I willing to go with the kernel compiling process. I got the kernel setup in the GRUB and loaded it, but the computer would stop somewhere while loading. There probably is no reason to compile your own kernel at this point. I don’t think having extra things turned on in the kernel will even make a difference at this point.

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Setting up MSSQL in Eclipse

May 16th, 2007 No comments

Download MSSQL Driver:
Note: If you are running MSSQL 2000 the MSSQL 2005 driver will work for you too.

Add driver to eclipse project:
1. Right-click on the project then go to properties
2. ‘Java Build Path’
3. ‘Libraries’ tab
4. ‘Add External JAR’.

SQL Explorer in Eclipse:
Setup instructions

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