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How To Set Up A Google Code Project In Eclipse

April 23rd, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Google Code is Google’s hosting service for open source projects. It provides a Subversion repository for you to store your project’s code, and a Web page so other people can learn more about your project or browse the code online.

Creating a Google Code Project

To create a project, first go to the Google Code homepage (http://code.google.com/) and click the “Create a new project” link. Enter the project details, then click “Create project” to proceed to your project’s home page.

You’ll see a page with 5 tabs: Project Home, Downloads, Wiki, Issues, and Source. The Downloads section is where you’ll upload usable binary versions of your software, and the Issues section isn’t as useful unless your project has some active users who find bugs and want to report them. The Source section is where you’ll find the information needed to connect to the SVN repository from another program, like Eclipse.

Setting up Subversion in Eclipse

Eclipse does not come with a way to connect to Subversion servers, but there is a popular plugin called Subclipse that can do this. To install it, go to Help>Install New Software. Click the Add button, and enter Subclipse for the name and http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.6.x/ for the location. Change to the new repository that you just added, then click the checkbox next to Subclipse and click Next. Follow the prompts, and Subclipse should now be installed.

Importing a Project into Google Code

In the package explorer, right click the project that you want to import and click Team>Share Project. Choose SVN for the repository type, and then “Create a new repository location” on the next page. The URL is https://projectname.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/, where projectname is the short name that appears in your project’s web site URL. Now click Finish to perform the import. When prompted for a username and password, use your Google account’s email address and your generated Google Code password, which can be found at https://code.google.com/hosting/settings .

Your project will now be hosted on Google’s servers, and you’ll be able to interact with your Google Code repository just like any other Subversion repository.

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Funny Facebook Usernames

June 13th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Computers, Interesting

Facebook launched their new username service today–now your profile can be located at http://facebook.com/yourusername instead of http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=#######. Many people opt to use a variation on their real name, but some of the names are quite humorous. Here are a few funny ones I found–all of them are real accounts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bluescreenofdeath
  • http://www.facebook.com/myspaceisbetter
  • http://www.facebook.com/yourspace
  • http://www.facebook.com/twitterisbetter
  • http://www.facebook.com/31337
  • http://www.facebook.com/httpd.conf
  • http://www.facebook.com/htaccess
  • http://www.facebook.com/index.aspx
  • http://www.facebook.com/default.aspx
  • http://www.facebook.com/index.py
  • http://www.facebook.com/caralibro
  • http://www.facebook.com/1234567890
  • http://www.facebook.com/macosx
  • http://www.facebook.com/insertusernamehere
  • http://www.facebook.com/untitled
  • http://www.facebook.com/undefined
  • http://www.facebook.com/faacebook
  • http://www.facebook.com/epicfail
  • http://www.facebook.com/epicwin
  • http://www.facebook.com/ctrlaltdelete
  • http://www.facebook.com/ctrlaltdel
  • http://www.facebook.com/altf4
  • http://www.facebook.com/yousername
  • http://www.facebook.com/clickhere
  • http://www.facebook.com/bellagoth
  • http://www.facebook.com/swineflu
  • http://www.facebook.com/usernotfound
  • http://www.facebook.com/404notfound
  • http://www.facebook.com/404error
  • http://www.facebook.com/200ok
  • http://www.facebook.com/internalservererror
  • http://www.facebook.com/profilenotfound
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Keep Track of Current Events with IceRocket

January 16th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Interesting, Linkification, WWW


Ever hear the end of a news broadcast on TV and wonder “what’s that all about?” Simply visit IceRocket for the latest in blogs, Twitter, images, videos, and news stories about any topic. It’s fast and simple!

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Create a Free Web Host Easily

January 14th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in Linkification, WWW

Free web hosting is a risky business to go into–if you don’t plan right, or have a dishonest server provider, things can go very wrong very fast. Although it’s not as good as running your own server, MyOwnFreeHost helps you start a free host without as many risks (assuming you trust their parent company, but I’ve had no problem with them).

After creating an account for free, you can add your own domain (I don’t suggest using the free domain they suggest, it makes you seem unprofessional) and start advertising your host. You are able to customize your host’s main page, and moderate accounts using the “Reseller Panel”. The support forum is very active and you can exchange tips with other users of the service.

The reseller account is free, but you can upgrade your users plans for a fee. Eventually, when you have experience and the money, you’ll probably want to move to an actual server, but MyOwnFreeHost is a good start!

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How to Restart Windows Explorer

January 13th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Articles, Computers, windows

Yesterday, I was uploading a large number of files with FileZilla. While it was uploading, I tried to visit a website with Firefox. There was a very bizarre problem–when I typed the letter “e”, the My Computer window opened. However, there is a simple fix for this:

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Go to the Processes tab, and find “explorer.exe”.
  3. Click End Process
  4. Now to restart it, click File>New Task, type “explorer”, and click OK.
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Windows 7 Beta Released!

January 12th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Computers, windows

The beta of Windows 7, Microsoft’s next operating system, was officially released on Friday. Within a few hours, Microsoft realized that they had underestimated the load on their servers, and took it offline (some blogs like this one posted a direct download link, but it did not work for everyone).  On Saturday, Microsoft added some more servers, and it was released again.

I tried it out for myself. The installation time was comparable to Windows XP Pro on my computer, and went by without any problems. I can’t comment on the effects since I was using a virtual machine, but it seems fast and stable, much better than the hated Vista. It has some nifty new features, such as the Snipping Tool, which is a more versatile screen capture tool than the Print Screen key, the new WordPad, and the new Paint. If you want to try it out, you can get it here.

How to Download Windows 7 Beta

January 10th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Computers, Software

The beta (Build 7000) of Microsoft’s latest Windows version, Windows 7, was supposed to be released yesterday. They underestimated the massive amount of interest and their servers crashed, and according to the beta page, it is currently not available. However, the staff at Lifehacker.com found the direct download links:

There is no way to get product keys (possibly if you used the link on the MS website when it was available) but the trial will run for 30 days, and you can extend it to 120 using the command slmgr -rearm.

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Update 1/10: The official beta site is now back online, and product keys are being given out when you download. No need for this method anymore!

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Get a Cool and Usable Desktop for Free

January 3rd, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Articles, Computers

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Read Magazine Archives at Google Books

December 14th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in Interesting, Linkification

Google Books now offers complete archives of many magazines. You can read them online for free, so check them out right now! There is no way to list only magazines, so you must either reload the page and look at the randomly displayed titles, or type the name of a specific magazine in the search box.

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Search Google’s Index from 2001

October 9th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in Linkification, WWW

In honor of their 10th birthday, Google has added an archive of their index from 2001. You can check it out here.

Try searching for Windows Vista. I also noticed in 2001, this existed (look at the first result). And I thought my name was original.