March 2024

Command-line hacking: countdown timer

Using Linux date calculations to displaying a running countdown time in the terminal.

Categories: Linux, command-line hacking

The nuts and bolts of anonymous inner classes in Java

Many of the standard Java APIs make extensive use of anonymous inner classes, to provide features that in other language would be provided using lambda functions or closures. However, anonymous inner classes have limitations that many developers find difficult to understand and to work with. This article explains why this is the case.

Categories: software development, Java

How Linux home directory encryption works

Encryption of home directories is out of favour in modern Linux distributions, but it offers some compelling advantages over the alternatives, if used with care.

Categories: Linux