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uptime - tell how long the system has been running

uptime gives a one line display of the following information. The current time, how long the system has been running, how many users are currently logged on, and the system load averages for the past 1, 5, and 15 minutes.

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Copy text from IntelliJ in another theme

IntelliJ allows you to use the Darcula theme, that is in some case better, e.g. coding on a notebook to save power. It may be the taste, that this theme is desired. If you copy and paste code from IntelliJ it will be formatted with the Darcula theme. If you want a printer friendly theme, you can set the option for copying, to use another theme like Default.

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Convert to correct base in Kibana 4

To convert bits to bytes (the base value) in Kibana 4, the usage of scripted fields is possible. Have also a look at

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Arrays vs Lists

A great article explaining the concept of arrays and lists, the advantages and field of use. From the same guy that explains other grokking algorithms very well on http://adit.io./.

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Monitoring tools for the JVM

The Oracle JDK distributes two major tools for monitoring and profiling java applications or more accurately the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

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Decompress gzip files

Unzip gzip files

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Creating a Border Animation Effect with SVG and CSS

A great article how to use CSS transitions on SVG.

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Concurrency problem dealing with Synchronization

Concurrency in general is one of the most challenging area of programming. Check out the awesome and easy to understand explanation from Ron Swanson.

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Set vim as default editor

Using so many years vi or vim (vi improved) it is coming quite annoying that nano is the default editor. I understand that new users find it easier to use nano, but for all old school guys out there, this post describes how to set the vi or vim as default editor on deb based distributions like Debian, Ubuntu, etc.

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