Search engine wars inside your computer

March 27, 2005, 6:38 a.m.

This post is not about the likes of google desktop search. This is about building your own search engine. There are plenty of software freely available that let you do this quite easily.Out of these programs mnogosearch and aspseek have been favourites of mine for quite sometime, but I have not had ...

Rad Upload 2.02

March 23, 2005, 12:21 a.m.

Released version 2.02 of Rad Upload last week. This is primarily a bug fix release. When version 2.00 was published we added a lot of different features, with the ability to resize images as they are being uploaded being the most significant and the most popular.There were couple of niggling bugs th ...

Rad File Manager

March 20, 2005, 6:19 a.m.

Three months ago, while I was struggling with a busted hard disk, mother board stew and a fedora upgrade, Rad Inks released a new product.I never blogged about this product and since the saying is 'better late than never', this looks like a good time. The product is a File Manager web application wi ...

phpBB2

March 18, 2005, 2:46 a.m.

This is another residual post from my study of BB and CMS a few weeks back.phpBB2 is something that I installed on one of my other websites about two years ago. I picked it not because I had a strong liking for it but because it seemed like the best of a bad lot at the time.Since then several new re ...

postgres and case insensitive column names.

March 17, 2005, 12:54 p.m.

One of the issues that I overlooked when converting the Rad User Manager, from mysql to postgresql is the fact that postgresql squashes all column names to lowercase. Does it matter? it does if you try to fetch associative arrays.The lower casing of column names is said to be the sql standard. In ot ...

xoops

March 16, 2005, 10:42 a.m.

This is a residual post from my investigation of CMS and message boards a few weeks ago.Like some of the other software that I looked at during those days xoops also insists on gathering the password in a textfield instead of a password field. The admin password on the other hand is gathered correct ...

the mysql (or my$ql) license debate.

March 13, 2005, 12:13 a.m.

I have written a few times in the past about mysql the license fiasco. Because of the seeds of confusion sawn by mysql themselves, there has been a slight but noticable shift from mysql to postgresql. I have contibuted my little bit and so has rad inks.In recent times we have not even considered usi ...

Another Anniversary.

March 11, 2005, 11:10 p.m.

Another anniversary has gone unnoticed. This blog is now an year old. The first entry is dated 27 February 2004.My stats tell me I now have 300 entries, in fact yesterday's post was the three hundredth. The blog at the start was not powered by movable type as it is now. The origins lie with blogger. ...

GPRS and the 6630

March 10, 2005, 8:26 p.m.

I don't know why I ever bothered with setting up GPRS easy connect. Setting up a ppp connection with your 6630 (or any other GPRS phone for that matter) is rediculously easy - with or with out easy connect.There were several articles that lead me to the light (you can see them here). But all you nee ...

apache manual and content negotiations

March 8, 2005, 5:14 a.m.

Grr, setting up content negotiaion for the apache manual is a pain. Well it really isn't but when I set up apache on my computer I was in a bit of a rush thanks to a ill fated FC3 upgrade, a busted hard disk amd mother board stew. The result was that I didn't do it right the first time as I should h ...

2 years for Rad Inks

March 6, 2005, 10:25 p.m.

Yesterday marked the second birthday of Rad Inks. It's not been an easy two years but it was thoroughly enjoyable, a time of ups and downs, thankfully it was mostly ups.When you start a software company without any external funding it's never easy but that's how Rad Inks began. In order to keep the ...

6630 and GPRS easy connect woes

March 5, 2005, 10:23 a.m.

Configuring PPPD is a pain. The last few times I had to set up a GPRS connection on linux, GPRS easy connect came in very handy because it can write the chat scripts for you. Unfortunately the Nokia 6630 is not one of the phones listed in it's HCL. I still decided to give it a shot reckoning that mo ...

adwords quality detoriates.

March 4, 2005, 2:50 a.m.

It seems that the quality of the sites that are been enlisted on the adsense network seems to detoriate on a daily basis. As result adwords advertisers (whose ads are displayed on google search and adsense sites) are getting a raw deal.Let me give you a example, one of the campaigns that I run for R ...

6630 first impressions.

March 2, 2005, 12:10 a.m.

The camera of my 6630 is a bit disappointing, though it is billed as being 1.3 mega pixel it's video recorder is only 176 pixels wide. However when using it for still photography you can go upto 1024px. The biggest disappointment is that the USB connector is nothing mroe than a piece of junk if you ...