Author Archives: Matthew Hollander

Play Video on Startup of Raspbian on Raspberry Pi

I wanted to be able to play a video on start up of the Raspberry Pi so no human intervention was necessary – you plug in the Pi it boots and plays the selected video(s). This proved a bit tricky … Continue reading

Posted in Raspberry Pi, Raspbian, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Agile Within Application Support

Last year I was asked to lead a support team after it had been through a few iterations of team size, membership and location. The team already had a few ITIL processes in place; having finished documenting and implementing further … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Support | Leave a comment

Pushing recordings from DLink DCS-5222L to the Cloud

The DLink DCS-5222L is a brilliant piece of kit. However, it provides limited functionality to push your videos and snapshots to the cloud. Below I describe how I have setup my DCS-5222L to push to the Cloud without intervention. One … Continue reading

Posted in AWS, CCTV, Dlink DCS-5222L, EC2, Java, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Java – Generating a list of files ordered newest to oldest

I recently had a situation where I needed an ordered list of file names by newest to oldest so I thought I would share the code. This uses the last modified date as in my case that worked and as … Continue reading

Posted in File Utils, Java, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Java Database Connectivity – MySQL, Oracle and SQLite

I have played around with database connectivity with Java for MySQL, Oracle and SQLite. I thought I would share some simple connection setup code with the world. You will need to download and add the appropriate JARs to your project and … Continue reading

Posted in Java, MySQL, Oracle, SQLite | Tagged | Leave a comment

How to install the Oracle JDBC into your local Maven repository

This will work to install any jar or package into your local Maven repository, just change the relevant sections in the command line entry. To get the Oracle Driver go toand then to the JDBC Drivers page which at the … Continue reading

Posted in Java, Maven, Oracle | Tagged | Leave a comment

Custom Colours for Checkboxes in User Forms Excel 2007

This guide will show you how to make a checkbox in Excel match the fill of a cell, background or text colour. This guide is using Excel 2007. Select the cell which has the fill you require, then in the Home … Continue reading

Posted in Excel 2007 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment