Category Archive: Web

Jan 26

Are you keeping up? Does the cloud work for you?

Over the years the subscription model has been very popular and pushed more & more by businesses. It all started with software manufacturers and was turned into a super-model by Bill Gates with his Microsoft Windows and other assorted software. Now with “cloud” based services coming online & easier to use by the mainstream there …

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Jan 12

Syncing multiple calendars including Facebook & Google

Like a lot of other people I have multiple places where events & calendars are getting stored. What about you – do you have Facebook, Google & maybe a third or fourth calendar location such your work or home calendar program?  FYI – I use iCal on my Mac. Have you ever wondered how to …

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Aug 03

Open source can mean business!

So far there is (and I suspect always will be) a tussle between open source “software” and proprietary. The common themes are Which is better? What are the advantages / disadvantages of X? Which one costs more? Which should I use? Why? Which should I not use? Why not? etc The big question I get …

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Apr 13

Hoax emails & using BCC

Have you received those emails about how to beat cancer, or how “Muffy” the dog needs you to send an email on so that it will save her owner from dropping into the jaws of death… blah blah. You know what I mean …THOSE emails.

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Feb 07

Coding and other stuff

I was working on a website I look after a bit which has a pretty cool Joomla component/module in it PreachIt. This module appeared to have a simple error where it doubled up a small piece of code that called the module.

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