I’ve been playing with OpenOffice 1.1 in the past few days and today tried some stuff with it’s database access features. Because OpenOffice allows you to open any ODBC or JDBC accesable database in it’s Data Sources explorer I connected to the local copy of my KeyTopic database to see what it could do. Well,Continue reading “OpenOffice database access”
Tom responded to my Windows vs Linux comparison: “- services Unices services are just scripts in the init.d directory which can be copied to other system or backed op to removable media, you can edit them over ssh with any text editor.But with windows you have to register them somewhere obscure so they end upContinue reading “More Windows vs Linux”
I found a little dated article comparing OpenOffice.org 1.0.3 to Microsoft Word (through Tom Vergote) which is quite interesting:“OOo Writer outperforms MS Word in almost every way — by a wide margin in its implementation of styles, and by a narrower one in general stability. MS Word’s main advantage is the ability to reduce drudgery by recordingContinue reading “OpenOffice.org Writer vs MS Word”
I just received this: Hello, A new service for the Mono Community from Novell. It is now possibleto host your open source Mono or .NET based project in the Novell Forgesystem. This is very similar to SourceForge, but with more bandwidth ;-) Thanks to Matt and Scott at Novell for setting this up for us.Continue reading “Novell Forge’s Mono community”
This morning I didn’t get any mail, which is odd, because I at least receive my daily dilbert every day. This afternoon I sent a couple of mails to my own address but none of them arrived. Nice… I posted a support ticket at my hosts support site, I hope it’ll be fixed soon. So,Continue reading “Mail not working”
Arjen (ACM) is a sysadmin at the largest computer related website in the Netherlands, Tweakers.net, which gets quite a lot of traffic: Anyway, the site is fully dynamic and written using PHP and MySQL. Arjen filed a couple of bugs and odd behaviours he has experienced with MySQL in his anti-MySQL list.
Artima has just published a new article entitled Exploring with Wiki which is an interview with Wiki inventor Ward Cunningham.I like the idea of Wikis, the fact that everybody can help to improve a site without the risk of having people mess things up (the risk exists but it’s easy to restore an older versionContinue reading “Exploring with Wiki”
iTunes, the media player/organiser/shop which released a windows version a couple of days ago has already reached one million downloads. Beside that another million songs were bought through it’s music shop (in that same 3.5 days time). Pretty amazing.
Alright, today’s Eclipse day, that’s for sure. I was looking around at Manageability.org (a word very hard to spell for a non-native speaker, or is it hard to everyone?) and found two interesting articles about Eclipse and Eclipse vs Visual Studio .NET:Why Eclipse Demolishes other languages. A quote: “So the next time someone argues to youContinue reading “More Eclipse advocacy ;-)”
I just watched Notting Hill (the movie) again and I like the song “She” by Charles Aznavour very much. It’s a classic, but yet, it’s my song of the week :) SheMay be the face I can’t forgetA trace of pleasure or regretMay be my treasure or the price I have to payShe may be theContinue reading “Song of the week: She”