17 June, 2017

SBDF and STDF table viewer

As I mentioned in previous post - Rocket table supports not only SAS (.sas7bdat) files. It also supports SBDF (Spotfire Binary Data File) and STDF (Spotfire Text Data File) file formats. Now you do not have to have expensive Spotfire installed in your system. Just use Rocket table it is pretty fast and compact.

SAS table viewer

Couple of years ago I implemented viewer for SAS (.sas7bdat) files. It was SAS Table Explorer. Actually now it is not only viewer for SAS files, but it also supports other table formats. I decided to rename that application to Rocket Table and continue development under this new project.

27 May, 2017


I'm sharing datasheets related I have: http://xantorohara.github.io/datasheets They are related to Arduino boards, modules for Arduino and other hardware components.

06 February, 2017

Spring Boot plugin duplicates dependencies

Recently I found that Spring Boot Maven plugin duplicates some dependencies in the output war file. The problem with time-stamped snapshot dependencies (they have versions like "1.1-20170206.160055-1"). In this case Spring Boot plugin puts both "1.1-SNAPSHOT" and "1.1-20170206.160055-1" versions of jars. Like here:


This is not critical (application will work), but unpleasant.

The problem occurs with a Spring Boot Maven plugin version before 1.4.4. With 1.4.4 it works fine. So just switch plugin to the 1.4.4, even if you use are using an earlier version of Spring Boot.


After that it will keep only one file per dependency:


04 February, 2017

Install Arch linux in the VirtualBox


  • you have boot into the newly created virtual machine from the Arch live iso

Make new single partition using whole disk space

parted --script /dev/sda mklabel msdos mkpart primary 0% 100% set 1 boot on print
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1

Choose a fast mirror

Edit /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist file, move your preferred server to the top of the file

Install base system

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
pacstrap /mnt base
genfstab -p /mnt > /mnt/etc/fstab

Configure base system

arch-chroot /mnt
echo en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 >/etc/locale.gen
echo LANG=en_US.UTF-8 >/etc/locale.conf
echo a1 >/etc/hostname
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/UTC /etc/localtime
mkinitcpio -p linux
packman -S grub sudo mc bash-completion openssh

Configure network

ip link
systemctl enable dhcpcd@enp0s3.service
systemctl enable sshd.service

Create a user

useradd -m -g users -G wheel -s /bin/bash username
passwd username

Install boot loader

grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
grub-install /dev/sda


umount /mnt

Enjoy your new Arch