I’ve been working on this document for a few weeks now, and I’ve finally nailed the format today. It’s brief (around 20 pages, but well spaced), to the point and acts as an index table at the same time. I’m basically creating an overview of WebSphere Application Server since Version 1.0, in 1998. This document…

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The easy stuff is installing a distro. The tough part comes when you want to make it yours, whether through supporting your special hardware or …gasp… customizing the look’n’feel of your desktop. As it is, I’m currently posting this from my Ubuntu VMware image, which now has MPlayer 1.0pre7, XMMS and DVD decryption installed (thank…

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I’ve reinstalled Ubuntu (5.10, the latest release) under VMware 5.0 (I’m downloading version 5.5 as I write this) and Ubuntu deserves all the accolades it keeps receiving from the industry. It’s stable, fast, uses the oh-so-lovely debian package manager (apt-get) and does a fantastic job at ‘just working’. For example, I first set it up…

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I’ve decided to change my blog’s URL to http://blog.arseneault.ca. Since my arseneault.ca domain hosts all sort of personal projects, this will make it easier for me on the management side, since I can simply update a subdomain’s mapping as I shuffle directories around on my hosted server. Thanks for changing your URL feeds accordingly… RSS…

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I’ve been reading the Presentation Zen blog for a few weeks now and find the content very refreshing, especially as I used to build so many Powerpoint slides and still enjoy presenting our technologies from time to time to larger audiences. Now, I know the next PPT presentation I build will be totally different, look…

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