Ramblings to do with software and computer/gadget related things.

How to use Jmeter to test websites behind RSA SecurID tokens, by requesting the token at the start of a test suite.

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Sometimes you need to check in Javascript if you're running on an Apple device (or some other specific hardware platform). You'd like to check that logic works via your dev machine, rather than needing the actual devices. Here's how to alter the hardware platform Firefox reports itself running on.

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I present a sorting algorithm I believe is quite unlike any you have seen before. Also one you will probably hope to never see again.

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I have a Blackbird TKL Keyboard, I use it for maybe 12 hours a day on weekdays. It's great. There are a few niggles with it, but on the whole it's a decent keyboard and people should use decent keyboards whenever they can.

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One of the ways to make Java apps easier to manage and monitor is via JMX. As a first step I set up a simple MBean with a single runtime updateable attribute, to control whether or not my app should do a resource intensive scheduled task.

This gives us a "kill switch" for the scheduled job, to stop any hard work happening without needing to edit a properties file and bounce the app.

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