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Apr 24, 2012

Strange Clocks

Posted by in Android 17 comments

I started playing around developing Android applications – it’s a pretty cool platform to develop on. The result so far is my first application, called “Strange Clocks“. Strange Clocks is a set of Home Screen Widgets, each of which calculate and display time in an unusual way: 1. Binary Clock – Displays the time in […]


Jan 5, 2012

Restore/Reload/Recover Crashed Gnome 3 Shell From tty1

Posted by in Linux 18 comments

I switched over to Linux Mint – a very nice Ubuntu derivative – a few releases back, and have just updated to “Lisa”, aka Linux Mint 12. The latest release uses Gnome 3, which is vastly different from Gnome 2 in pretty much every way. As much as I loved Gnome 2, I have to […]


Aug 24, 2009

Quickly archive multiple directories into separate archive files

Posted by in Ubuntu 23 comments

I recently needed to quickly archive several hundred directories, and their contents into separate, compressed files named after the directories. The horribly slow way to do this would be to either right-click each directory and select “create archive” via the File Manager, or, via the command line, to manually run tar several hundred times – […]


Jul 5, 2009

64 Bit Jungle Forums now open!

Posted by in Linux, Programming, Web Development 28 comments

I’ve decided to create a forum community for 64 Bit Jungle users, and anyone else who would like to join. I guess the forums are an extension to post comments, allow discussion of topics not (yet) covered in any articles or posts on the site, and will hopefully encourage discussion and debate within the community! […]


Apr 21, 2009

Webgrind: Cross-platform Xdebug Profiling Web Frontend

Webgrind: Cross-platform Xdebug Profiling Web Frontend Posted by in Programming, Web Development 7 comments

I’m using Xdebug as my primary PHP debugger. I have it integrated into my Eclipse PDT IDE, and have also been using its profiling capabilities. Until recently, I’ve been using KCachegrind – which has a wonderfully diverse feature set – as my primary profile data visualisation tool. However, as a Gnome user, KCachegrind requires a […]


Apr 20, 2009

On the Edge: PHP IDE With Eclipse Galileo (3.5 M6) and PDT 2.1 M6

On the Edge: PHP IDE With Eclipse Galileo (3.5 M6) and PDT 2.1 M6 Posted by in Eclipse 14 comments

Eclipse 3.5 AKA Galileo is scheduled for release on the 24th June 2009, with PDT 2.1 shortly after on the 26th. Not being one to wait, and also getting some obscure pleasure from testing pre-release software, I decided to download and install the current stable Milestone, M6, of both Eclipse Galileo and PDT 2.1. The […]


Apr 8, 2009

64 Bit Jungle’s Traffic Stats look like K2!

64 Bit Jungle’s Traffic Stats look like K2! Posted by in Life 21 comments

Thanks to StumbleUpon, and its Stumblers, who have sent me some great traffic, 64 Bit Jungle’s stats for the past couple of weeks bear an uncanny resemblance to the South face of K2! For those who don’t know, K2 is the second highest mountain on Earth, and located in the Karakoram section of the Himalaya, […]


Apr 4, 2009

Merge two images with PHP and GD

Merge two images with PHP and GD Posted by in Programming, Web Development 31 comments

One of the things I really wanted to incorporate into the new site design template, was a nice big, I-really-want-people-to-click-on-this-and-Subscribe-to-my-RSS-Feed image/link/button (big [what the hell is] “Web 2.0” buttons seem to be the in thing at the moment – I didn’t want to feel left out…), which is located at the top right of the […]


Mar 31, 2009

64 Bit Jungle has a new skin!

64 Bit Jungle has a new skin! Posted by in Life 18 comments

Out with the old, in with the new. As mentioned in my last post, I loved the old i3Theme theme, but I got somewhat fidgety over the last week or so, and felt like a change, so made a change or two to the site! The new theme is based on the English version of […]


Mar 30, 2009

Changes are brewing…

Changes are brewing… Posted by in Life, Ubuntu 4 comments

Just a quick heads up about some changes I’m making to 64bitjungle.com – no, no, content will remain the same, and I’ll be writing as (in?)frequently as usual, but there will be a major design change possibly within the next couple of days. As much as I love the i3Theme, I’m getting fidgety, and feel […]