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VMware Server – New and Free!

6 février 2006 | 0 commentaire

Wow. The VMware team is really firing from all cylinders lately. First a major upgrade to VMware Workstation to allow 64-bit OSes. Then the free VMware Player. Now this: a free VMware Server product, which acts as en entry point to their ESG/GSX product lines. This is just too cool. A comparison of what it…

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Work on your strenghts instead of your weaknesses

6 février 2006 | 0 commentaire

Kathy Sierra says, on her blog today: Maybe instead of working on our weaknesses, we should be enhancing and exploiting our strengths? What if the price for working on weakness (and who even decides what is and isn’t a « weakness »?) is less chance to be f’n amazing? Go read it, and then think…

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Some more stats for you (interesting … or not)

6 février 2006 | 0 commentaire

Seems like everyone shares this at one point or another, so here’s my take. I’m using NetTracker lite to analyze my web logs and I love the fact this free tool can be as granular as I want it too. But it’s nice to see the trends, and since I know you’re a visual bunch…

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Ubuntu now used for more personal stuff

4 février 2006 | 0 commentaire

It was a little while since I had the change to play woth Ubuntu. I’ve now found it acts as a perfect test environment for the applications I’d like to deploy to my hosting provider. In essence, I’ve replicated my hoster’s configuration on my local Linux, so I can run/test opensource packages before simply FTP’ing…

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Considering purchasing a Reseller Web hosting account

4 février 2006 | 0 commentaire

As I start to get requests from friends and family to build websites, I’m thinking that maybe getting a Reseller Hosting account is probably a good idea. The last few times, I’ve had them purchase their own domain/hosting, but since I’m the one ultimately managing their sites, it probably makes more sense to buy a…

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WebSphere tuning for the impatient

2 février 2006 | 0 commentaire

How could I pass an article like this when this 80/20 rule is what I’m all about… WebSphere tuning for the impatient: How to get 80% of the performance improvement with 20% of the effort This article shows you how to tune WebSphere Application Server V6 to get maximum performance improvement with minimal effort. It…

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With popularity comes spam, now I can feel it

2 février 2006 | 0 commentaire

Well, thank to everyone that reads my blog – sincerely. When you start writing, you never figure that so many people could actually find what you think remotely interesting. And so, on that note, yes, it’s time for another stats update. This time, I can tell you that the numbers are through the roof, as far…

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DB2 UDB is now free!

1 février 2006 | 0 commentaire

Last October, I was blogging about the fact Oracle was releasing a free version of its database. Well, IBM has finally followed suit by offering DB2 Express-C V8.2 for everyone’s downloading pleasure. I’m actually downloading it myself to take it for a spin, even though I’m not a DBA by a long shot. My intent…

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So I lied – I can’t *not* change my website

27 janvier 2006 | 0 commentaire

Yeah. I’m like that. I thought I could go for a good 6 months without updating the look/feel of the blog and the rest of my personal domain applications, but hey, there’s so much going on. Frankly, I’m hooked – why deny it. The things I’ve done to this blog are minor this time around,…

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Playing around with e107

23 janvier 2006 | 0 commentaire

I’ve been looking for an alternative to Joomla lately, because, well, I think it’s sorta big, slow and bloated. There, I said it. I know, I’m a spoiled brat. I don’t code and I get this stuff for free through the joy of opensource development. I’d heard of e107 before, but discarded when I was…

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