I couldn't find this well documented anywhere, although I did find a few examples. If you want to set a composite's background mode using the Eclipse E4 CSS you can use the CSS property swt-background-mode like this:
While researching Eclipse RCP applications for an upcoming project, I found that it was really hard to find clear concise documentation on the subject. So I'm making note of some of the resources that I found most useful here.
Have you ever wondered if the number of siblings that a person has makes them more or less likely to be president? This is a demo I wrote to show usage of REST APIs from Powershell. This example uses the Invoke-RestMethod in order to call the Freebase API. First we search for all US Presidents. Then we retrieve the list of their siblings. The script displays the number of siblings that each president had and then prints the average number of siblings over all of them.
I recently needed to create a file for testing the upload capabilities on a website. The content of the file didn't matter, only the size. So I wrote this little powershell script to dump a random series of bytes to disk.
- #Create the array of the size you want
- $out = New-Object Byte 1024
- #Fill the array using a System.Random object
- (New-Object Random).NextBytes($out)
- #Write the array to a file with System.IO.File
- [IO.File]::WriteAllBytes('filename', $out)
After weeks of development, we took the new Hoss Foundation website live last night! This site gives the Hoss Foundation far better multimedia capabilities and the ability to more quickly engage their supporters online. Check it out at http://hossfoundation.com
For those of you who don’t know...
The Hoss Foundation, founded by former NFL QB Jeff Hostetler and his wife Vicky, is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization established to help meet the needs of children and/or families facing hardships due to traumatic injury, illness, or financial crisis.
Sometimes I don't know where all the thoughts in my head go. For me the problem has never been having ideas, it's remembering the ideas. Even if I actually manage to write down an idea, bringing it to mind later when I need it can be less than certain. On top of that there is reference material to deal with. Even if I do manage to read the tons and tons of paper that passes over my desk, retaining that knowledge so that it's available, especially if it's not immediately useful, is difficult.