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Run a Java .jnlp file without installing JRE

Java iKVM Viewer v1.69 r10

NOTE: these instructions are tailored toward working with an IPMI remote console JNLP application called launch.jnlp, however, the same principles will work for other .jnlp applications as well Some of my favorite Supermicro servers use IPMI for remote server management. Using a simple web browser interface the Supermicro servers expose a wide variety of configuration options. However, if you want to view the remote console (and thereby remote control the server), you have to use Java to launch a VNC

Use your own Domain Name with Weblogs.us

  One of my favorite features of Weblogs.us is the ability to use your own domain name. No extra fees, no forced advertising, just the free ability to use a domain name of your choosing Here is an updated guide that shows the process of setting up blog to use your down domain: Status » Archive » Using your own Domain Name with Weblogs.ushttp://status.weblogs.us/archives/240NOTE: Thank you to Kate at KateReads.com for submitting this updated domain name setup FAQ entry to

How to connect Lenovo X240/X230/X220 to LCD HDTV via HDMI?

If you have a Lenovo X240, X230, or X220 laptop and would like to connect it to a display using HDMI, you will need an adapter. Thankfully the adapters are very easy to use and are quite inexpensive (<$15). Here are the appropriate adapters for each laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad X240 and X230 Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI adapter: Gold Plated Premium Mini DisplayPort (or Thunderbolt) to HDMI Male to Male Cable, Black 6 fthttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00APLJ58M?ie=UTF8&tag=pixensity-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00APLJ58MCable Matters Mini DisplayPort | ThunderboltTM to HDMI® cable

New RCI resort option for Branson MO

If you are looking for an RCI timeshare option in Branson MO, look no further Branson’s Nantucket a RCI Gold Crown Resorthttp://www.bransonsnantucket.com/news/branson-mo-rci-gold-crown-resort/RCI and Branson’s Nantucket, LLC today announced that Branson’s Nantucket Resort in Branson, Mo., has affiliated with RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange. As part of this affiliation,… Their location overlooks Table Rock Lake and has easy access to Branson for when you want to head into town.

Get Chase 1099 tax documents online in PDF format

From the Customer Center, select 'Order 1099'

Need to quickly get your 1099-INT from Chase? Don’t worry, it is easy! Here are the steps: #1 Login to you Chase account #2 Select the ‘Customer Center’ link at the top of the page #3 Click the ‘Order 1099′ link: #4 Voila, you can now download your 1099 tax documents with the greatest of ease: Summary Easy huh? I give Chase 5/5 stars for this very handy feature. This is also a very nice change from other companies such

Drastically improved search for jdhodges.com (WordPress based blog)

Relevanssi based search on the left, old WordPress default search on the right

While using the internal search feature on my blog recently, I realized how worthless it was. As an example, searching for ‘exede review‘ came up with a bunch of mildly relevant results but by far the most relevant search result was on the second page. Not good. Default WordPress search stinks The reason this happened is that by default WordPress sorts search results by date. So if you happen to have some recent posts that contain a keyword, they will come

Trying out Google’s PageSpeed service

google-pagespeed-turbocharge-your-site

I always enjoy a good experiment and if it involves a new web service the all the better. Tonight I am testing out the Google PageSpeed service: So far the results look promising. As of right now only a small number of visitors are getting the PageSpeed enhanced version of this site. Tomorrow will be the real test, as that will be when the required DNS changes have propagated out to all visitors. As such, if you notice anything wonky with jdhodges.com it

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