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2014-08-10

Tovikov EVE Market Browser When I played EVE Online, I was primarily a trader. I would buy items in one place and sell them in another, keeping a close eye on the price differences and exploit them. I was essentially doing arbitrage. Using player-submitted data from the community driven EVE-Central, I built a series of market analysis tools in PHP and MySQL to help me find good items to trade or profitable items to produce. I have since quit playing EVE Online (or as it is also called: Spreadsheet Online), but seeing as I’d like to enhance my personal portfolio, I thought it would be a good idea to resurrect. CCP, the creators of EVE Online, have since released an open API called the CREST Market API. Using this API it is possible to get accurate and up-to-date market history information. Combining this data from EVE Central, I was able to build a small web application that shows price history as well as live prices directly from the game.

2014-06-30

In this post I will outline how to build a jar in Gradle that includes all project dependencies, a so-called “fat jar”. However, this implementation will allow you to selectively exclude certain dependencies from the packaged jar. The motivation for this came while using Apache Storm, where any dependencies must be bundled in the jar, but the Storm libraries themselves are provided by the runtime environment and thus must not be bundled.

2014-06-16

Resetting a user’s password can be a simple thing to do, providing you avoid certain pitfalls.

2014-02-28

Very old canvas hack of mine.

2014-02-26

Frikadeller My super simple recipe for Danish meatballs, or “Frikadeller” as they’re called in Danish. Nothing special, but someone asked for it, so I’m leaving it here. According to my dad, who gave me the recipe, this batch makes about 12, though I have never counted. Normally in Denmark we’d serve this with a healthy portion of white potatoes and gravy, but you can have it however you like.

2014-02-23

Yeah that’s right, it works! The only thing I was not able to make work immediately was sound, but I can live without that.

2014-01-28

One of the problems with using GWT is that when you run in devmode, GWT manages its own instance of a Jetty server (I think it’s a Jetty server anyway). Unless you want to use GWT’s own server implementation, and perhaps even run in on Google AppEngine, you’re going to run into the same origin policy. In order to get around this problem, you have to set up a proxy server of some sort.

2014-01-24

Ages ago I created a script to generate a visual representation of the earth from space. Since then it stopped working, but I’m happy to announce that I’ve updated the code and it now works again.

Visual earth render