• Re: Bug #1 in Ubuntu

    Ubuntu Linux has become very popular in the open source community in only two years, last confirmed by the 2005 Members Choice Awards. But being number one in a community of computer literates, nerds, and geeks is not enough to gain a significant market share, as shown by their #1 bug, entitled "Microsoft has a majority market share".

  • Yet Another JavaScript Focusing Script

    Check the example page (Update: Unfortunately this site is long gone. Sorry for the inconvenience!) or script if you want to get right to the action. Update: Unfortunately this site is no longer publicly available. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  • CAST display bug

    CAST SQL Builder for Oracle is normally a very reliable and user friendly application, but the current version (5.0 build 1007) has an annoying bug which is messing up the display (see the attached image). In short, it will mess up the position and size of the toolbars and the Object Manager, Output, and Tools windows. Restarting the application does not help.

  • iPod display bug in software version 1.1

    The newest software update for the iPod video has broken part of the playback functionality.

  • iPod background noise when charging

    My 30GB iPod video (model MA146LL/A) has been a great ally for the last two weeks. Attached to a Philips SBC HP1000 (Update: sorry, the link is dead) headset, it cancels out the small office sounds which can disrupt the work flow.

  • Submitting CAST bugs, a prologue

    At work, we're using CAST 5.0 for Oracle (build 1007). It's a good product, but as with all software, it has bugs. I wanted to report some of them today, and had a look at the software documentation. There was no "Report bugs" entry under the "How to..." section, but there was plenty of contact information under "Welcome/Contacting CAST - Office Locations". This linked to a "quick email form" for "Sales, Product Support or General Inquiries".

  • Introduction to PL/SQL posts

    At the CERN TS/CSE/QMS and EDS sections we use CAST SQL Builder (Update: sorry, the link is dead) and Benthic Golden / PLEdit for PL/SQL development on our Oracle 9i database, to provide engineers and managers with the necessary tools for follow-up of the planning, construction, installation, maintenance, and, ultimately, deconstruction of the LHC particle accelerator.

  • Re: Comments on illogical interface 2005-09-25

    These are my answers to two comments regarding the illogical interface:

  • Why open source is unpopular in business

    At work, I have noticed what seems like an inherent resistance against FOSS. I'll try to summarize what I believe are the main reasons for this.

  • Do blogs matter?

    2002: -What's a "blogg"?