I fixed the problem described in my previous blog post. It was quite a simple fix, actually. It involved going on Google and typing “NetBeans”, subsequently downloading an exemplar of the program whose name is equivalent to said search query and using this program to compile an executable .jar file instead. Now my .jar file’s size got lower than ever, at a staggering 5, count them: FIVE, kilobytes!
Moral of the story: NEVER use [REDACTED].
And, yes, I know I am utterly inept at this stuff, but I really just want to code. I have not yet arrived at the “programming” part yet.