A new look

March 29, 2012, 4:44 p.m.

This is what the home page looked like before the update.The site with the LAMP needed a bit of a face lift, it looked so much like a website that we made in the last decade - which it is. The home page and the blog has been given a new look. Wish I could say the same about the rest of the site as ...

About the site with the LAMP

March 25, 2012, 1:59 a.m.

The site is mostly about Linux, Apache,mySQL and PHP and related technologies. It was started in 2000 and except for bursts of activity now and then, it has mostly been forgotten. The site is  also the home of several open source projects including Mega Upload, which used to be a  top 1% project at ...

The site with the LAMP

March 24, 2012, 5:03 a.m.

mmm ...

More online IDEs (and pretenders)

March 16, 2012, 3:42 a.m. Collaboration , IDE

Continuing my exploration of online IDEs, here are a few more that I came across: GomobiIt's Touted as a service to build a professional mobile website in minutes, but after several minutes I haven't still figured out what it's about. Correct me if I am wrong here, but this looks like a rebirth of o ...

Online IDEs

March 11, 2012, 2:02 p.m. cloud , Collaboration , IDE

I started looking at what's new in the field of Revision Control Systems and naturally my explorations took me to the field of Cloud hosting. That in turn set me off on another tangent, exploring online IDEs and editors. There are quite a few - too many in fact. Seems like the sensible thing to do i ...

Edubuntu

March 8, 2012, 4:58 p.m. bootstrap , edubuntu , grub , Ubuntu

I have an Acer Aspire One netbook, or should I say I had one? The kids lifed it a while back. I decided that they could keep it and to install Edubuntu on it. The netbook originally shipped with Windows 7 starter but the first thing I did was install Fedora on it - neither of which is really suitabl ...

How accurate is Speedtest.net ?

March 3, 2012, 2:22 p.m. 3.75g , broadband

Once upon a long ago, I used to swear by speedtest.net for broadband speed tests but then I discovered that their test method is not very scientific. Yesterday I aquired a new broadband connection from Etisalat and decided to do a four way speed comparision between Mobitel, Dialog, Lanka Bell and Et ...

Colombo Scam Exchange.

March 2, 2012, 3:43 a.m. CDIC , cse , Manipulation , MillenniumIT , SELI

On the 1st of March, the all share price index of the CSE gained 0.2% even while the the declining counters  outnumber the gainers. To be precise 122 counters declined while price rises were seen only in 90 counters. How is that possible? because several counters make disproportionately large positi ...

ATS 7 Trouble Continues

March 1, 2012, 5:29 a.m. ATrade , ATS 7 , CDAX , cse , MilleniumIT

Colombo Stock Exchange recently upgraded to version 7 of their Automated Trading System, a software shipped with show stopping bugs. I have already mentioned how the CSE no longer records all transactions. I have also explained how you would place an order and find that it's not in the order books ...