DSL and Networking

I’ve always hated self-help books you find at B&N or the library on how to set up your own home network. In short, they always would assume that you had high-speed internet coming into your house and that you could create a standard configuration. However, up until about 30 minutes ago, we were using dialup for our main internet connection.

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12-25-09

Merry Christmas! Okay, that’s out of the way. Now onto better and cooler things, such as the gingerbread house and presents!

The gingerbread house….it went okay! I got it glued together which was very painful, but after that, it was pretty much a piece of cake. Pun. Anyhow, here’s the requested and thereafter promised picture.

On top of that, some of you may know that I am working on growing a bonsai ficus tree. Well, happy days! Yesterday, my Uncle and Aunt came down from Longmont and gave me a fully-grown bonsai ficus from McGuckins. Aww yes! So now I have TWO to take care of ;). Picture of THAT too…

What else? Not a lot, really. Just a little bit of..I dunno. Whatever. Programming, school’s over and we’re just waiting for the new year and becoming three-day fish for each other since everybody’s home.

Happy times otherwise. And not much else to say. Bu-bye.

Simple Update (as if you haven’t gotten enough already)

So I had this job opportunity open up over the weekend for a janitor position at work. All I have to do is call this one lady at the church. I’m planning on doing that tomorrow morning maybe before school. Boy, I hope I can pick up something.

On another note: we’re heading over to Loveland this evening for a visit with some friends. The excuse is to watch football, but none of us is very into football (even if Dad professes to be a fan). But it’ll be good to visit with those guys anyway.

Yet another note, I tried looking over the jQuery API and couldn’t quite figure it out. In addition to that, I researched Google Chrome theme builders and figured out how to do it manually in addition tothe little programs that do it for you. And, of course, I got all the videos listed below uploaded.

Programming

So I got a JFrame app the other day for a plugin on a program. I found out how to change variable values in a text file without a recompile of the java class. Here it is (I did not include the preliminary java declarations/import classes, but they must also be included as usual).

The var declare portion of app.java file

Static int varName = Integer.parseInt(readData("config.txt", "WindowWidth"));

The config.txt file

WindowWidth = 205

After compiling the java file (cmd “javac app.java”), you will be able to change the initial value of varName by changing the value of WindowWidth in the text file. It works great!!