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FNV Hash in Java

The need for this function cropped up again. This time I in Java. Below is an implementation for 64bit as well as 32bit. public final class FNVHash { private static final long FNV_64_INIT = 0xcbf29ce484222325L; private static final long FNV_64_PRIME = 0x100000001b3L; private static final int FNV_32_INIT = 0x811c9dc5; private …

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Cape of Storms, 2012-09-27

Thought I would share some pictures that I came across of the weather we have been having. The first picture was submitted to cape talk by a twitter user and shows the remnants of the hail around 15:30. It is on the Polka Draai road near Stellenbosch. picture of hail …

Engineer vs. Coder

Seeing as I have been fairly sick with flu the last week (over my birthday) and busy with various other things besides coding, I have no new demo to put up on the site. I considered expanding on my presentation around RESTful services, but thought that I should put up …

Strategies to Fight Alcoholism in Farm Workers

I have been doing some research into what can be done around alcoholism in farm workers in the Western Cape, South Africa. This forms part of my MBA company analysis and it would be great to be able to go back to the owner of the farm we are analyzing and have concrete …

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The Making of Borderlands

Hosted by no other than Claptrap (character in borderlands). The making of Borderlands is damn funny. There are references to pop culture which I have included at the end. Definitely worth a watch. Also this is a great game for those that have not played it and I highly recommend it for …

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Open-Source in Enterprise is not FREE!

I can understand how people see open source and think “free as in beer”. I mean that is how they market it on some products. What I don’t understand is how institutions and enterprise perceive this to mean that they do not need to support or have infrastructure to support the …

Ultra Music Festival Miami!

Thought I would share this with my friends that criticized me in the past in my choice of music. I found a link to a vid on the UMF in Miami with Armin van Buuren for A State Of Trance 550. After some googling I found out what the UMF is: Ultra Music …

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My Knowledge Transfer Assignment

For our evidence based practice assignment I chose the topic of knowledge transfer. Our assignment was as follows: Define the problem What does the practitioner world have to say What does the world of science have to say What conclusion/solution/actions can be drawn We were supposed to do this in …

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  I was listening to Tiesto’s club life 116 part 2 today and near the end I came across the above song. I did some googling on the musician and found Jean Elan’s webpage. It is simple yet effective. It also spawned a search on how to embed music within …