How to Connect to MySQL with Java JDBC driver

This article will go over how to connect to MySQL with the Java JDBC driver. The tutorial will go over step-by-step on how to make your first connection with the Java JDBC driver to MySQL and get started. Installation of MySQL For starters, you must have MySQL on your machine....

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How to Get Your Windows Product Key

It’s harder than I thought to get your current installation’s of Windows 7, 8, or 10’s product key. There’s no easy way to find it except for this nice script. 1) Open Notepad Search for the Notepad program that comes with every installation of Windows. When you open Notepad, an...

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How to Flash SD cards on Mac

This guide shows you how to flash SD cards to mount files, specifically .img files for Raspberry Pi, Android TV Shield, and any other device. Make sure your SD card is empty. If not, you can use Mac’s disk utility application to erase the contents of your SD card. 1....

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How to transfer files from Mac to Android

On Mac, Android does not automatically allow you to transfer files. Unfortunately, you’ll need an extra program to transfer files from your Mac to Android devices. One of the programs that allows you to do this is called Android File Transfer. 1) Download Android File Transfer. Hit the green Download...

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Git: get a file from another commit or branch

Normally, you would use git checkout to change branches or change to a previous commit. How do you git checkout a single file from another commit or branch? git branch git branch lists all the branches that you’ve checked out in your working directory. Let’s say that I have two...

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Why do you need Unicode? Encoding in Python

Why do you need unicode? This article’s purpose is to tell you the purpose of unicode and briefly, how it is used in Python. Let’s start from square one. As you know, bytes compose all of the characters, strings, and values that we have on the machine. When you use...

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Recover Nvidia Android TV Shield Manually

Prerequisites Files needed: Recovery Images This tutorial is for restoring your entire TV Shield in the event something unfortunate happens. In order for this to work, your TV Shield has to be able to boot up and display the Nvidia logo on screen. Otherwise, your TV Shield is bricked, and...

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Redirect Pages from http no www to www

After you have set-up your website, you may notice that even if you type in www.example.com, the web address appears as example.com. Where did the www go? The configuration does not exist on your DNS provider! The setting actually is in a file called .htaccess on the root or top...

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How to Root Nvidia Android TV Shield

To start, you will need a few tools and files. adb and fastboot (Android SDK tools) SuperSU files. twrp images – credit to Steel01 Make sure to back up your device in the event something goes wrong and preserve any of your data.   1. Once your TV shield is...

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