Brad Lucas

Programming, Clojure and other interests

Cure For Reddit Addiction

July 29, 2008

If you find that you are reading reddit far too much and need something to help you stop try the following.

  1. Install the Redirector Firefox plugin.

  1. Select Tools -> Redirector and set up a redirection as follows

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Simple Log4j Properties File

July 8, 2008


# Set root logger to DEBUG and add an appender called A1.
log4j.rootLogger=DEBUG, A1

# A1 is set to be a ConsoleAppender.

# A1 uses PatternLayout
log4j.appender.A1.layout.ConversionPattern=%-4r [%t] %-5p %c %x - %m%n

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Local Browseable Copy Of Sicp

June 13, 2008


  1. create a directory where you want to download into
    $ mkdir ~/sicp
    $ cd ~/sicp
  2. Use wget to mirror the site to your local directory
    wget -v -m -w 2 -p -E -k
  3. Load the following file in your browser

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To Use Wget Through An Authenticating Proxy

June 11, 2008

Create an environment variable http_proxy using the following syntax


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Full Cygwin Install

June 11, 2008

I am a big fan of cygwin and have been using it for years. If you’ve installed it and choosen the default install you’ll at some point run into a missing command and will have to run the setup program again. After a few iterations of this you’ll wonder about installing the whole thing. If you have the space it certainly makes your life easier in the long run.

A couple points to consider.

I just did a full install on a machine and it looks like cygwin has taken 3.21 gig of space.

Also, when you do install you should pick a time to just let it run. Also, it may take a few retries as you may have a “download incomplete” message after a time.

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