The Wannabe Java Rockstar: Software


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JAggregator is a News Aggregator that pulls news stories, weblog content, stock informations and other XML-based content from the web and includes it in a single web page.

It processes RSS 0.9 to RSS 2.0. Atom is currently not supported.

For various reasons, I'm unable to continue the development. Feel free to download and enhance the software.

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Ping and Co.,, and several other aggregation services expose a web service for tracking updates to weblogs. Usually, weblog software already contains functionality for pinging those services. As I don't run a typical weblog software I developed my own pinger with Python 2.2. It implements the so-called

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Code Snippets

How to sort files and directories

How to get an exception when writing to a full disk

How to print PDF documents with Java

ShellExecute with JNIWrapper

Unless noted otherwise, these snippets can be used freely.


In the year 1999, I had a need for a Swing-based plotter/charting package. Back then nothing free was available so I developed jsz.Plotter. Feel free to download the package. Please note that I stopped developing the package a long time ago. I'm unable to provide support for it.

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I used to use GNU Emacs exclusively for all my editing needs. This archive contains my latest configuration for GNU Emacs. It consists of several additional emacs packages, i.e. pcl-cvs, and config files for the packages I use. I can't guarentee that it works out of the box with your setup. At least, it is very likely that you have to adjust the load-path. Please note that I stopped updating the package a long time ago. I'm unable to provide support for it.

Download: jsz-emacs.tgz