Monday, April 27, 2009

ADOdb Database Abstraction Library for PHP

ADOdb Database Abstraction Library for PHP (and Python) for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Firebird, Interbase, LDAP, Access, VFP, DB2 and many other databases:
"ADOdb is a database abstraction library for PHP. There is also a Python version"

Java Anti-Patterns

Java Anti-Patterns

Build your own solar-powered water pumping station

Build your own solar-powered water pumping station by Jeffrey Yago:
"There are many remote applications where a solar-powered water pump is more cost effective than installing a conventional grid-connected AC pump."

Friday, April 24, 2009

Ciarcia’s Circuit Cellar, Vol. 1-3

Ciarcia’s Circuit Cellar, Vol. 1-3

"Many electronics enthusiasts have fond memories of Steve Ciarcia’s first run of Circuit Cellar articles in BYTE magazine. Since Circuit Cellar headquarters still gets inundated with requests for these columns and subsequent Circuit Cellar books (all out of print), Steve has agreed to make these books available online."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fire And Motion - Joel on Software

Yes, this is an ancient article written way back in 2002. Still applies today and I might want to read it again, hence this post.

Fire And Motion - Joel on Software:
"Maybe this is the key to productivity: just getting started. Maybe when pair programming works it works because when you schedule a pair programming session with your buddy, you force each other to get started."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

New release of n-Track Studio

Version 6.0.4 of n-Track Studio Multitrack Audio Recording and Editing Software was released on 2009-04-17.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

nautilus-open-terminal

I figured there'd be something like this available:

Ubuntu Tutorials : nautilus-open-terminal : terminal quick launch

Just installed on a couple Ubuntu boxes. Looks like it'll be handy.

100 Must Have Cheat Sheets For Web Designers & Developers

AntsMagazine: 100 Must Have Cheat Sheets For Web Designers & Developers:
"Cheat sheets are really helpful and easy way to remember things. In this list we have got the most used cheat sheets for web designers and developers, this list covers all areas of designing and developing."

Saturday, April 04, 2009

SoX - Sound eXchange

SoX - Sound eXchange:
"SoX is a cross-platform (Windows, Linux, MacOS X, etc.) command line utility that can convert various formats of computer audio files in to other formats. It can also apply various effects to these sound files, and, as an added bonus, SoX can play and record audio files on most platforms."


Sox on Wikipedia.

Linux Journal article about Sox.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Gag me with a SYS-CON

I suppose there are some good tech articles at the SYS-CON MEDIA site. I'm not sure because every time I go there the distracting animated advertising and annoying pop-ups cause a gag reflex and I just leave. Maybe it's just me.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Kicked by the XAML

Been meaning to dig into WPF but that hadn't made it to front of the queue, which means when it comes to XAML I don't have a clue. Well, while checking out the samples for the Windows Speech API, I ran into an exception when starting a C# sample. The error message told me as much as "there's something wrong with this whole wad of XAML but I'm not going to say exactly what and where."

This sort of error is discussed here:

WPF trick: Debugging the XamlParseException

WPF: Debugging the XAML (continued) / Expression Blend training

Might as well start digging into this WPF/XAML stuff now.