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Top 3 cars I wish I had in my garage

Jan 7, 2013
Category: Design
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Porsche 911 Carrera
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Today’s best spam e-mail

Jan 4, 2013
Category: Fun
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Best spam e-mail ever

How to add Java sources and docs to your JDK on Mac OS X

Jan 2, 2013
Category: Java
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Every time I setup a new Mac OS X virtual machine with Java on board I can’t find java sources ( or src.jar files). Here is a short instruction how to setup JDK with the sources and documentation on Mac OS X.

  1. Go to and sing in.
  2. Search for ‘java developer’ or simply click
  3. Choose the latest build labeled Java for OS X 201X-0YZ Developer Package where X, Y, Z may vary.
  4. Add this JDK to your IDE as you usually do. If sources are not attached automatically, attach them manually. Here is the path to src.jar

    where XX may vary from version to version.

Apple Android Windows logo

Dec 14, 2012
Category: Design

I do love to create custom T-Shirt designs. Here is one of them. Feel free to print (4000×4600 version)apple-android-windows-small

A Poem of the Day

Dec 11, 2012
Category: Russian

— Мне не хватает теплоты, –
Она сказала дочке.
Дочь удивилась: — Мерзнешь ты
И в летние денечки?

— Ты не поймешь, еще мала, –
Вздохнула мать устало, –
А дочь кричит: — Я поняла! –
И тащит одеяло.

Агния Барто

Arrow symbols in Java

Oct 14, 2012
Category: Java

Unicode is a major feature which Java supports perfectly. This means you can use ANY unicode symbols in your code. Arrow symbols are quite useful. Here is so-called “The Unicode Arrows Block” with characters codes. To use arrow symbols in a Java application just write something like this:

String msg = "Press \u2191 button to go up";

or, if your favorite editor supports unicode, copy and paste any symbol from here

String msg = "Press ↑ button to go up";
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IntelliJ IDEA 11 icons pack plugin

Oct 10, 2012

As an IntelliJ IDEA user, you may notice user interface changes from version to version. And IMHO it looks better and better. Anyway, there are always some guys who don’t like any UI changes. To make these users feel comfortable with changes we made, I wrote a plugin that enables old IntelliJ icons.

Download the plugin from here /idea11icons.jar Then go to IDEA Preferences -> Plugins -> Install from disk. Then restart IDEA.

UPDATE: The plugin has been updated to version 1.1 due compatibility issues with IntelliJ IDEA 13. Please download again and re-install

Deadlock for dummies

Oct 5, 2012
Category: Fun

Deadlock for Dummies

Job interview

Oct 5, 2012
Category: Fun

You should try this on your next job interview