Now you need Internet Explorer to file claims to FEMA. So Mac and Linux users (and the others) can just forget about filing online. I’m glad my tax dollars are being put to such good use by FEMA. Never mind dealing with hurricanes, you’ve got to keep those unholy communisto-terrorist browsers at bay.
Category Archives: Software
Now is time to talk about Vidrohi… an upcoming standalone dictionary program for the Palm. One that supports dictd files.
How Oracle lost to PostgreSQL
I recently got a call from someone at Oracle asking me about my use of Oracle. I looked at Oracle but after deciding that the cost of an Oracle solution was just to high, I decided to use PostgreSQL. The conversation went somewhat like this:
HER: Are you using Oracle 10 Enterprise Edition?
ME: No, I found that it requires too much resource for our project. I went with PostgreSQL instead since it does what we need and doesn’t require so much resources.
HER: Have you tried Oracle Lite [Personal, Home Edition, or whatever they actually call it]?
ME: No. Actually, that doesn’t change the fact that with Oracle we would have to pay for licenses. And hosting services charge too much for supporting Oracle. With PostgreSQL there is no licensing issue and support costs much less.
ME: Any other questions?
ME: Alright. Bye. [Click!]
This is all from memory but that’s the gist of how the conversation went. One surprising thing (which does not appear in the summary above) is that she didn’t really seem to know what PostgreSQL is. Anyway, I guess there wasn’t much she could say to make me think Oracle give us something more than PostgreSQL.
Mapopolis and other navigation software for PDAs: are we there yet?
My impressions concerning Mapopolis and navigation software for PDAs. I think we haven’t reached our destination yet.
Quelques commentaires à propos du son sous Gnome et Gnu/Linux.
David a des problèmes de son… plutôt que de placer un commentaire sur son site, je crois plus approprié de donner mes propres commentaires ici et d’utiliser le trackback. Ceci est une ébauche d’une explication du son sous Gnome et Gnu/Linux basé sur des connaissances qui sont très partielles.
Wikipedia and Plucker
I provide here a script that I wrote to extract all Wikipedia bookmarks from my Firefox bookmark file. It is written in Perl.
Simple audio software for Linux
I’ve been looking for some good software to edit WAV files…