IDM-IDE ported to NB 7.2.1

A friend and former colleague asked me whether I could help porting identitymanageride to a recent version of Netbeans, after he had been told that there would be no more investment in that tool from Oracle. Thought I would not get to it after just having picked up a new job and landing right in the middle of an ambitious customer project.

Turned out, it was not as much effort as I had anticipated from the long time the code had been unattended. And so, there it is: Your IDM-IDE plugin for Netbeans 7.2.1, essentially just a port plus two minor bug-fixes (one to avoid an AIOOB exception when trying to save a project as an internal repository project without server configured in Netbeans and one to address issues with XPRESS breakpoints and the UI XPRESS editor by removing the breakpoints if the UI editor changes the XML.) Enjoy!

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You don’t need a case for your iPhone … or maybe you do

Got a new job. Back on the road and guess what, I got a new company phone: My first iPhone.
I have been using a Mac for a while and was aware of Apple always knowing exactly what the user wants, better than he himself at times, and of Apple always doing things in the most naturally intuitive ways, to anybody but IT professionals, maybe. So I was not very surprised, when the printed documentation coming with this iPhone 5 did not much go beyond tuning the device on.
Well, there’s always Google, of course, and I did a lot of reading whenever I felt surprised over being unable to do this or that. So I came across this great plea about how you don’t need a case for your iPhone. I totally share the overall sentiment and was laughing my pants off. I have never owned a case for any phone I have had and have never understood why people e. g. put protective covers over their car seats and drive around with ugly seats for years only to make them look good when they sell the car. I mean, it is all good to be mindful about posterity, but you can overdo it. Unfortunately, no matter how much I enjoy being right and cool, in the case of the case, I have found I do need one to protect about four by four mm of all the iPhone, and that is the glass covering the camera’s lens. After using my HTC for two years and never minding a single scratch on its back from being put down on desks and stuff, I started to wonder why the pictures I was taking now and then were so very crappy. Let’s suffice it to say that when I looked at the lens and imagined having similar scratches on my Zuiko 12-60mm that made the hair on my neck stand up. I regard it as a design flaw to have the lens and back of the phone as one even surface and am a bit disillusioned to see the iPhone be in the same situation, but luckily there are a gazillion of cases for sale.

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Juppy’s Mixtapes (3)

Number three … the Smashing Pumpkins song is the slow version of the Batman track (The End is the Beginning is the End). Also, this version of the Counting Crows song rocks.

Name Artist Album
More Human Than Human White Zombie Astro Creep: 2000 – Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head
Get Up! Korn The Path of Totality
Invaders Must Die The Prodigy Invaders Must Die
Abuse Anne Clark Ich Zahl’ Nicht Mehr
The Bay Metronomy The English Riviera
No Way The Naked And Famous OST The Art of Flight
Norgaard The Vaccines What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?
Slow Poison The Bravery Stir The Blood
Bring Me to Life Evanescence Fallen
Open Your Eyes Guano Apes Proud Like a God
Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck Prong Cleansing
Age of Panic (Git-o-rama mix) Senser Age of Panic
Ready to Go Republica
Kings & Queens 30 Seconds to Mars This Is War
Swallowed Bush Razorblade Suitcase
Give In The Bravery The Bravery
Do You Remember The First Time? Pulp His ‘N’ Hers
The Beginning Is The End Is Beginning The Smashing Pumpkins Rarities & B-Sides
Mr. Jones Counting Crows
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