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Using Node.js and coffee-script to send subversion commit notification emails

A small team at work is using a Subversion server for managing the code of various automation scripts and other things. The server is a Windows server and has the CollabNet flavor of Subversion installed on it with it running a Windows service exposing the SVN protocol for clients to connect to. I had to start doing some occasional stuff with these repositories and thought it would be useful to have it send out an email notification whenever someone committed something.

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Controlling Java from Node.js – a simple JSON based RPC protocol

This is an introductory example of creating a simple JSON based protocol for communicating with a Java program from a Node.js JavaScript application. You might want to do this if, for example, there is a Java library that gives some sort of fantastic benefit that you’d have a problem replicating in a Node.js script by itself. In this example, we will only be sending some basic message back and forth. In a more real world scenario, and a future article I plan on writing, you could have messages that do whatever you want on the Java side so that those actions would then be controllable from the Node side.

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Organizing Outlook using the Razer Naga MMO 17-button mouse

A couple of years ago, or so, I bought a mouse with a ludicrous number of buttons on it. The life of the Razer Naga MMO is intended to be spent helping its owner slay monsters in video games. The five top buttons and twelve side buttons can seem overwhelming at first. But all seventeen can be put to good use after some practice, even at the office.

One of my several Razer Naga MMO mice.

One of my several Razer Naga MMO mice.

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