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  • Technorati
    11/27/2009 8:09PM
    Submitted this blog to technorati. F82AAZKE9KWM ... Read Full Article
  • YML.COM Upgraded for formVista
    11/07/2009 3:36PM
    I've upgraded the[ formVista install][1] to the latest and greatest version. This version upgrades [jQuery to 1.3.2][2] and also includes the "Share" links on blog articles making it easier to cross post things to other sites. This version also fixes yet another long standing login bug. So if you have any problems logg ... Read Full Article
  • End of the World is clearly 2038, not 2012
    10/17/2009 3:28PM
    There's alot of talk about 2012 and the end of the world. This is all clearly false. The end of the world will be on Mon Jan 18, 2038 at 22:14:07. Mark your calendars. > #include > #include > #include > > int main(void) > { > time_t end_of_ ... Read Full Article
  • Misc Points on Installing TrixBox (Asterisk)
    10/12/2009 1:53AM
    Getting Trixbox up and running has proven to be problematic. Here's a link to the [developers blog][1]. Doing a yum update without doing a [yum clean all][2] followed by removing the kmod-dahdi-linux and dahdi-linux packages (see linked article) will produce dependency conflicts and prevent the update from fin ... Read Full Article
  • A Warning About WSSC to Landlords of Empty Properties
    09/30/2009 3:01PM
    As many of you know, I manage and am trying to sell an empty commercial property in Oxon Hill. Recently I realized I had not received a water bill for the property in some time. So I called [WSSC][1] (The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission) to ask about why I hadn't received a bill. I figured this was due to some ... Read Full Article
  • What I'm reading now - The New Rules of Marketing and PR
    09/24/2009 6:01PM
    [![marketing_new_rules.jpg][2]][2]As another step in my quest to better understand the impact of social networking on marketing, I'm now reading [The New Rules of Marketing and PR][2]![ir?t=personaltoolscom&l=as2&o=1&a=0470379286][3]. []: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470379286?ie=UTF8&tag=personaltoolscom&linkCo ... Read Full Article
  • Marketing Book - The Purple Cow
    09/24/2009 5:47PM
    The advent of the word processor spelled the doom of the professional typist. An entire industry was distrupted. We all know that the mass adoption of the Internet in the early '90s put the writing on the wall for newspaper and traditional media businesses. However, something that I had never thought through was how ... Read Full Article
  • Online Marketing Blog
    08/31/2009 1:58PM
    Ryan found this one and I agree it seems pretty good: [Internet Marketing and Making Money Online ][1] [1]: http://www.doshdosh.com/ ... Read Full Article
  • MSIE 8
    08/21/2009 8:28PM
    Just testing to if MSIE 8 breaks anything on the site. It seems that Xinha loads just fine. The jQuery dialogs seem to work in the forums. So far so good. This is another test. ... Read Full Article
  • fiormVista is now available for download
    08/18/2009 11:24PM
    formVista(tm), the business website management engine that forms the basis for our [http://www.collabinvest.net][1] service, has escaped leaving a bloody trail of death and destruction in its wake. Version which is late alpha to early beta ... quality is now available for immediate download from: Read Full Article
  • My Legal Firewall
    08/17/2009 1:41PM
    Here's something you may want to look at, an inexpensive legal document drafting wizard run by our attorney. Check it out: [My Legal Firewall][1]. [1]: http://digicontracts.com/kits/firewall.aspx?affId=89801 ... Read Full Article
  • Subversion (svn) "Base checksum mismatch"
    08/11/2009 6:16PM
    So I managed to corrupt a copy of some code I checked out of my subversion repository. The error I'd get was: *Sending homepage.tmpl Transmitting file data .svn: Commit failed (details follow): ... Read Full Article
  • Character Encodings
    07/09/2009 1:25PM
    Here is an EXCELLENT article in the HTMLPurifier documentation [on character encodings.][1]  And I guess it was just a matter of time before I too linked to an article over at[ Joel on Software][2]. [1]: http://htmlpurifier.org/docs/enduser-utf8.html [2]: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Unicode.html ... Read Full Article
  • MSIE "Operation Aborted" issues
    05/18/2009 5:22PM
    While testing the latest codebase we've once again run into the infamous MSIE Operation Aborted error.   Here's an article that discusses the issue in some depth: [IE and Operation Aborted][1] [MSDN Knowledgebase Article][2] [MSIE IE Blog article][3] Interesting the same codebase running on a non-SSL enabled sit ... Read Full Article
  • New Flu Stain Discovered
    04/25/2009 2:17PM
    As reported on Slashdot: [Combat Wombat][1] writes with this excerpt from Reuters: *"A strain of flu never seen before has [killed up to 60 people in Mexico][2] and also appeared in the United States, where eight people were infected but recovered, health officials said on Friday. Mexico's government said at leas ... Read Full Article
  • PHP Leaks Memory in socket_read()
    04/13/2009 1:51PM
    This has taken quite some time to track down. Ref this bug report over at bugs.php: [http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=42846 ][1] Personally from what I'm seeing, the comment in the report that this is just how PHP memory management works is incorrect. Calls to socket_read() in PHP 5.2.6 under Ubuntu 8.10 causes the pro ... Read Full Article
  • How To Opt Out Of Verizon Info Sharing
    03/09/2009 8:50AM
    If you don't want Verizon to start sharing various bits of your personal info with "affililiates, agents, or parent companies", you must notify them within 45 days. Further details can be had [here.][1] [1]: http://i.gizmodo.com/5166365/free-advice-watch-the-mail-and-opt-out-of-verizon-sharing-your-personal ... Read Full Article
  • Removing Extra Whitespace Between List Item Entries in IE
    03/06/2009 2:29PM
    Using a CSS styled unordered list you can create a fairly sophisticated navigational bar with rollover states. In IE6 and IE7 without some special consideration, you end up with spurious white space rendered between the list item. [Click here for and HTML example][1] of the problem (you'll need to be using I ... Read Full Article
  • Finding Next and Prev entries from an SQL Result set given only a single reference number.
    03/02/2009 6:48PM
    For ages I've been doing handstands dealing with the next and previous problem in SQL result sets. This is used, for instance, in the Member Photos section.  Today I've been working to try to improve linking to the shared photos area. As of this writing, I still use the long encrypted links which embed values that ma ... Read Full Article
  • CSS: Removing Extra Space In a Submit Button Under IE 6 and IE 7
    02/28/2009 5:53PM
    When you create an input button that has a long string set as it's value attribute, IE 6 and IE 7 render additional, spurious whitespace or padding to the left and the right of the text in the button.  This is solved by adding the following conditional CSS style for the input button in question (assuming we have an in ... Read Full Article
  • The YML.COM Roadmap
    02/28/2009 2:43PM
    YML.COM is built on top of a business website management platform that I've created called formVistatm. YML.COM has been running that software for years now. Over the last 12 months I've put together the largest new release to date. formVista is used commercially in two ways: 1. as the platform upon which DTLink Sof ... Read Full Article
  • VMWare Workstation 6.5: Fix for arrow and delete keys not working
    02/28/2009 2:36PM
    Under VMWare Workstation 6.5 I noticed that the arrow and delete keys no longer worked.  After a bit of searching around I found the following: Edit your "/etc/vmware/config" file and add: xkeymap.keycode.108 = 0x138 # Alt_R xkeymap.keycode.106 = 0x135 # KP_Divide xkeymap.keycode.104 = 0x ... Read Full Article
  • YML.COM Upgrade Mostly Finished
    02/20/2009 7:52PM
    Finally! After just six days shy of 1 year,  I have an alpha test release of my business web platform software, formVista, completed and have actually managed to upgrade YML.COM. ![generac_thumb.jpg][1] The new software includes a bunch of new features and improvements and, undoubtedly, quite a few new bugs. Key ... Read Full Article
  • First Jet Flies Powered By Algal Fuel
    01/09/2009 3:56PM
    Algae makes far more sense than any other source for transportation fuels (given its 30:1 yield advantage over any other biofuel crop) so this is big news. Aside from being carbon neutral, algal sourced fuels carry the additional benefit of not competing with food crops for arable land. Get the details [here ... Read Full Article
  • Instruction for installing OpenOffice 3 under Kubuntu 8.10
    01/01/2009 12:49PM
    I came across this article which outlines the few steps necessary to upgrade the stock OpenOffice installation that comes with Kubuntu 8.10 to OpenOffice 3. In order for it to run you must remove the package openof ... Read Full Article