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Waterford Landrover – really going beyond

My Landrover Defender Td5 has been in and out of workshops over the last 14 months ever since it become utterly stubborn and refused to start without a quickstart. I had a number of mechanics (including the AA and other...

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Shameless plug: Girls on the Move

We moved over the weekend and after having moved a number of times, the big moving companies always managed to screw up one way or another. Makes you wonder to read Elliot’s terms & conditions where it states that you...

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Tracker – you suck! Still!

Tracker Network is famous on HelloPeter.com for ripping people off and especially debiting peoples bank-accounts without authorisation. In my case I asked for a quote, provided them with all my details and within the hour cancelled the contractor since a...

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The smart windshield

Came across the following the other day and I am treading the day this is going to run in my car: The picture above is an illustration of a Hitachi smart windshield displaying all the “necessary” information you need to...

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New Year resolution – back to basic

Vista Ultimate is driving me insane. I had it installed for more than 12 months and experience frequent issues with hibernation, network card stop working when on battery or wireless just stopping. Coincidently pretty much the same issues which made me...

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Ditched it – for better or/and worse

I finally ditched Linux for good and have been running on Vista Ultimate for the last 6 months. No matter what you say, as free and versatile Linux might be (regardless of the flavour – tried Ubuntu, Suse, Fedora and...

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Trip to the US, Novell in Salt Lake City

We travelled as part of a “Linux-fact-finding-mission” from Johannesburg to Austin, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Boston and New York City. The first 3 days where spent at IBM in the labs and did not really excite us much. Thereafter we...

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Use reflection wisely

Reflection gives your code access to internal information for classes loaded into the JVM and allows you to write code that works with classes selected during execution, not in the source code. This makes reflection a great tool for building...

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Exceptions in Java

Working with exceptions in Java has become among developers a common task. Most of the time, however, the concept of exceptions is misunderstood. An exception-condition prevents the continuation of a method or the scope that your are in. In some...

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Black or white?

Automated software tests are crucial for IT projects. They enable continuous modifications to an existing code base without the fear of damaging existing functionality. They are executed at will and don’t carry the costs and inconsistencies associated with manual tests....