iTrainedToday Tech

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The technology behind iTrainedToday is a nice mix. In fact, the chosen technology has enabled it to finally come to life. For a web application with persistence, you need basic moving parts: UI, backend persistence (ie. database), server-side middleware to translate the communication between the UI and the persistence. Straightforward for the most part except… Read more »

Mobile Web Server

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The title should pretty much sum it up. It’s new, and if preliminary “user” reports are anything to go by, very scary. I mean, why would you want to open your phone up and turn it into a web server for all the world to access? Heck. Why not? So Nokia have been working on… Read more »

Currently Learning…

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So part of the whole Ubuntu move has also involved migrating my predominantly MS-based programming skillset into something *else*. As it is, i am studying part-time to complete a B.Sc Applied Mathematics, so this year will be a little slower at times on the technology front, but it proceeds, nonetheless. So far, i’ve managed to… Read more »

Firefox is unsupported?

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I was trying to access the MS Partner website… but with Firefox. They didn’t seem to like that very much

i really hate spam

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There, i said it. And i’ll say it again. I hate spam. Akismet is a real lifesaver, and along with SpamAssassin as well as Mozilla Thunderbird and i live in a state of “managed” spam. The odd irritation gets through, but nothing like before… Between viruses, worms and spyware the computer desktop is enough of… Read more »

Resizing NTFS Partitions

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Quite simply, the very idea freaks me out. The way NTFS partitions are managed in Windows… well, let’s just say resizing appears to be less straightforward than it makes me comfortable. And yes, there are some tool$ available to do the job securely, but again, in an emerging economy, some tool$ are just not priced… Read more »

Minimum Computing Power

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There is a lot of hype about computing power, technology and what we _really_ need to everyday compute. We find a similar push with cellphone technology too… but what exactly do you really need? I’ve just finished setting up Feisty… i am impressed. It really does just work. Out of curiousity, i ran a quick… Read more »

Importing Data into SQL Server 2005

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i must say i was quite surprised, in a negative kind of way, by the SQL Server 2005 Express Edition feature set. I took the leap and migrated databases from MSDE2000Sp4. All is well in the Express Management Studio and it ticks over for about 90% of the tasks i need to perform… but then… Read more »

It’s Never About The Process

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Ever. Yet it’s so very important at the same time. We drive processes quite hard, with good reason and positive intent. The process facilitates the change we desire and fosters an environment of learning with the goal of eliminating pain. Not a headache type pain (although it could be) but an organisational pain. And so… Read more »

Ubuntu Adventures

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So far, everything’s going well. Ubuntu Edgy [Feisty coming soon] is installed and updated. Wrapped my head around keeping my computer updated and how to manage it. Also, tried out Kubuntu, but opted for Gnome instead and installed Edubuntu on my wife’s machine [dual boot with XP Home]. And it’s got everything you need. Come… Read more »