Distro-hopping in 2016

TL;DR: more gibberish about installing & running Linux, during 2016.   Main PC The PC I built in 2011 currently runs Windows 10 Pro x64 and is the media/print server, video conversion, torrenting, and gaming rig. With constant new or recurring Windows annoyances re-triggering the question of just switching to Linux (but still requiring a […]

Current Laptop OS Musings, 2017.01 Edition

TL;DR: an incoherent rant detailing the OSs currently installed on my VAIO laptop upon entering 2017, gripes about them, and some other useless banter. /dev/hda: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA III MLC SSD (SH103S3/240G) Nice, fast SSD. No complaints, except I’d like a larger one to be able to install more distros simultaneously. I basically […]

Minecraft mod development with Forge on Windows 10: Setting up NetBeans

  Back when I was in University I preferred NetBeans for Java development. I recently took University of Finland’s free Java MOOCs and that also happens to be the IDE their code-checking tools use. So I’m used to NetBeans’ quirks and prefer to continue to use it. The official Forge Documentation doesn’t have setup info […]

Minecraft mod development with Forge on Windows 10: Setting up the Java Development Kit

  I’ve been studying Java again lately and decided to look into doing a Minecraft mod as more practice. I’m currently running Windows 10 x64 RTM + latest updates (v1511 build 10586.420). I started following the Getting Started guide in the Forge Documentation and once I got to Step 4 had some issues, so this […]