Month: December 2014

  • Bulletproof Coffee

    I have been hearing a lot of talk about Bulletproof Coffee lately. I decided to take the plunge and give it a shot this morning as who doesn’t like a good body hack. I made mine with 1 Tbsp of Kerrygold butter which is the normal butter I eat anyway and 1 TBSP of virgin […]

  • Speaking of security…

    Today I came across the following news.┬áThe Chrome security team is considering marking all non-HTTPS sites as insecure (since they are.)┬áCheck out the story here. What this means is that if you don’t setup SSL on your site you are likely to lose users who are going to fear if your site is safe to […]

  • Security is about tradeoffs

    When I was working on this site on of the first things I did after setting up SSL was to run the Qualys SSL Labs Test on my site. This tool will analyze your site security and point out any weaknesses and assign a grade to your site. I initially scored a C and used […]

  • Google Apps for Business

    So when I finally resurrected my domain after it being idle for probably about 10 years I was thinking oh I should just roll out google apps to host my email. Back in the day I ran off of a Sparc Server I had running I think Solaris 10 maybe, but I am not […]

  • Spring 4.1 / AspectJ Progress

    My coworker discovered that the new version of AspectJ already has the flags built in to turn off the annotation processing. If we can do that we can continue using the Maven Processor Plugin to generate the Hibernate Metamodel data and not have to abandon this. The problem at this point is the AspectJ Maven […]

  • SpringOne2GX 2014 Java8 Language Capabilities

    I was fortunate enough to attend SpringOne this year and I attended a talk by Venkat Subramaniam on Java 8. I have to say before attending this talk I have always been sort of meh on the functional features brought into the language, but this really got me excited about them. This is the first […]

  • Maven Compiler Plugins, AspectJ, and the Hibernate Metamodel generator

    For a while now I have been avoiding upgrading the maven java compiler plugin. We are running 2.5.1 at work. The problem is, in the 3.x version, they seemed to have rewritten it, and it doesn’t want to play nice with the maven-processor-plugin that we used to run the hibernate meta model generator. So far […]

  • Intellij Navigation Features

    I came across this blog post today which is the best thing I have read. Basically it is just a short cut list for the best different navigation features in IntelliJ. I didn’t know most of these and they are huge time savers so I wanted to share in case people missed the original post […]

  • PGP and the trouble with the web of trust

    I have been a fan of Pretty Good Privacy and Gnu Privacy Guard for years. It was just a great idea and I would love to see it more widely used. One problem PGP has always had is the learning curve and ease of use. It used to be very difficult to integrate it into […]

  • G1GC String Deduplication of a simple Spring Boot Webapp

    I was messing around with some of the settings in the Java 8 VM. I have been playing around with Spring Boot lately. So I have a minimal webapp in Spring boot, that has a couple of entities, and services and controllers. I have it configured to run as a standalone jar with an embedded […]