Ruby on Rails and Fedora.

April 30, 2006, 8:38 a.m. lighttpd , ROR , Ruby

Ruby should be made to ride the rails but having got the bit between my teeth, I wanted to see it to completion, that is I wanted to install ruby on rails and write something more substantial than a hello world, to see if this is anything more than just hype.Installing Ruby on Rails means having to ...

D70S raw

April 28, 2006, 4:01 a.m. photography

The other day I was on the phone with Dominic Sansoni, one of the best photographers in Sri Lanka. Naturally conversation came around photography and I told him I shoot JPEGs with my D70S. That's when Dominic threatened to hit me on the head with a stick!Since there is a very slight chance that we m ...

Ruby.

April 27, 2006, 8:15 a.m.

I have been hearing a lot about Ruby and Ruby on Rails, so I decided to have a look. There are lot's of documents but they all seem to say the same thing or they are sketchy. Digging up a hello world turned out to be a surprisingly difficult task. ...

LogMine

April 24, 2006, 8:20 p.m. web 0.8

Finally after a gap of nearly an year, Log Mine version 0.02 sees the light of day . Version 0.02 is a drastic change from version 0.01. It has to be technology has changed a lot since the previous version was released in June of 2005. That change is most noticable in AJAX being the hot topic.Though ...

Wiki Back from the dead.

April 24, 2006, 9:54 a.m. web 0.8

The Wiki on this neck of the woods has been dead for a long time. Dead since August. It died because of a heart failure caused by an violent reaction against a new version of PHP. No amount of medication seemed to work. Actually the fault lies with the quack, the quack was too lazy and too incompete ...

Taking apart an Acer Aspire

April 17, 2006, 11:40 p.m.

My father has an Acer Aspire 1600 (or is it a 1601 LC?). it's a bit old now but the fact that it has a P4 processor rather than a 'celeron like' mobile version means it's almost as good as many of the models in the market today. ...

Rad Upload, Javascripts and IE patches

April 10, 2006, 11:33 p.m. web 0.8

Rad Upload version 2.22 has just been released. It might seem strange that we have released version 2.22 just after 3 beta was made available. It had to be done because of two bugs in other peoples products.It would probably not be accurate to call the latest IE patch a bug. It's better to label it ...

The Fedora Core 5 Experience.

April 9, 2006, 10:51 a.m. virtualization

I have been using Fedora Core 5 for a few days now. Things didn't get off to a good start with the first boot ending up in failrure Finally when the login screen appeared it did look heaps better than the previus version but beauty is only skin deep.Having logged on for the first time, I didn't exac ...

Rad Upload 3

April 7, 2006, 1:04 a.m. Rad Upload

Rad Upload 3 (Beta) is finally here. It's long overdue and that's putting it mildly. We planned to release it in time for Christmas, it never happened.So what's exciting about Rad Upload 3? Well it can now be embedded into an HTML form. What's that? In the past if you needed to upload thousands of f ...

Eolas and why software patents are bad.

April 4, 2006, 8:07 a.m. web 0.8

Software patents are evil. So there is no surprise that microsoft is at the forefront when it comes to software patent issues.As open source fans we should be shedding tears of joy when Microsoft loses a patent case and has to write up a check for more than 500 million dollars. We should probably be ...