Amanda on Mac OS X

Amanda on Mac OS X

Given that Retrospect 8 is essentially a piece of crap, I’ve been searching for an alternative I can use when Time Machine is not an option for backing up Macs. The main two points I’m focused on is reliability and speed. I want a backup system I can trust that won’t take the age of …

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downscale images in a WebObjects

drawImage performance on Leopard

A not very fast but handy way to downscale images in a WebObjects application is using Java 2D APIs, with code like this: BufferedImage reducedImage = new BufferedImage(newX, newY, BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB); Graphics2D g = reducedImage.createGraphics(); g.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_INTERPOLATION, RenderingHints.VALUE_INTERPOLATION_BICUBIC); g.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_ANTIALIASING, RenderingHints.VALUE_ANTIALIAS_ON); g.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_RENDERING, RenderingHints.VALUE_RENDER_SPEED); g.drawImage(originalImage, 0, 0, newX, newY, 0, 0, originalImage.getWidth(), originalImage.getHeight(), null); g.dispose(); Although not blazing fast, …

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