Having moved my blog over to use facebook’s comments plugin I needed a new way to display the number of comments for each of my links.
I recently needed to be able to kick off a jar file running for a batch job in the background from a linux shell. After some googling I found the required steps.
I have been writing some data import programs recently and have had trouble with foreign characters in a text file I was reading. The solution is in fact very simple. To create a BufferedReader for a file in UTF-8 format, simply write the following:
Elasticsearch is a distributed, scalable nosql search server built on lucene. It can use plugins(rivers) to hook into changes made on other databases such ascouchdb.
I was recently importing data from various sources, some of which had some non-standard (unicode) characters. In particular I wanted a way to remove the accents from french letters from á to a