Category Archives: Work

Run a Java .jnlp file without installing JRE

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

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

Connect Lenovo X240/X230/X220 to LCD TV via HDMI? [SOLVED]

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

Get Chase 1099 tax documents online in PDF format

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

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

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

Trying out Google’s PageSpeed service

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

Branson’s Nantucket free Wi-Fi review

I am staying at Branson’s Nantucket a few days this week so I have had a good chance to test their free WiFi. Connecting, Signal Strength The wifi is free in all the units and I received simple login instructions and password upon check-in.  Connecting was easy, I had no problems and overall the wifi signal quality is excellent: (each unit has its own secure encrypted connection/router/SSID, the lower strength signals are other units) Both my wife and I were