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JBoss EAP 6 – encrypt password for SecureIdentityLoginModule

Quick snippet on password encryption for the  org.picketbox.datasource.security.SecureIdentityLoginModule  which is relatively version agnostic. From your JBoss directory, run

It’ll output the encrypted password, which you can update your configuration with.

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Lunar Rander

lunar-rander Hate long intros? Try it here. Uses arrow keys to navigate on desktop, and phone rotation / touch to navigate on mobile. It’s just like Lunar lander (well, not really, kinda an arm-length estimate), but on the surface of the

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IntelliJ Plugin Development – “Already running” error

These things are really hard to google, so hopefully this helps someone sometime. You’re creating a plugin, but when you launch it (as the new IntelliJ with the plugin installed launches), instead of a glorious splash screen you see a

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IntelliJ plugin development – wait for indices

Writing a new tool-window for IntelliJ? If not, well, ‘sup? Nice to see you here. Good enthusiasm. When IntelliJ launches, it kicks off an almighty (depending on project size / computer condition) indexing effort. Until this effort is complete, it’s

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Creating / renewing a Let’s Encrypt certificate for Apache and WildFly

These instructions were written for Ubuntu 16, but they should translate quite easily to other flavours of *nix, relatively easily for macOS, and with only small tweaks for Windows. Probably. Apache Renewing the Apache portion of the certificate is fairly

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Strange days indeed.

All of these screenshots came from their legitimate, verified Twitter accounts. Wowser.  

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Neo4j Spatial Queries and Cypher

Introduction Neo4j is a really cool, really rad graph database that has the clubs pumpin’. Okay, yes, computers has a different definition of “cool” and “rad” (especially RAD), but Neo4j is quite funky nonetheless. Building on Neo4j’s aforementioned funkiness is

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Exporting Cypher queries from the Neo4j browser

Introduction Executive summary: need to export your Neo4j favourites to co-workers, friends and family? This article provides a JavaScript solution, as well as a Chrome extension, to do so. Neo4j is a really cool, fast and powerful graph database. It

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Posted in Javascript, Technology

NPM in a corporate world

Spoilers: this article makes an incredibly basic clone of an NPM repo, with just the dependencies required for the job required of NPM, then makes it available for developers to run an npm install  on. The Problem It seems like every

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Posted in Front-end, Javascript, Technology

SMS – the Pot of Gold over the Rainbow Nation

Introduction R15 000 a song. How’s that sound? It’s not some new RIAA settlement. It’s something far closer to home. The SMS, or Short Message Service, has been wildly successful over its history. Initially conceived of as a way for

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