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Monthly Archive October, 2003

Computers of the Future

October 27, 2003

In all of the speculative fiction I’ve ever read in which there are computers, there are very few times when anyone guesses that, at this stage of the game, it is not hardware manufacturers who differentiate between computers, but operating systems. When someone asks about your computer, that is usually what they mean. It is […]

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Downtime

October 20, 2003

The last couple of days of the website being down are aparently due to a PHP upgrade. The new version does not include by default the PEAR database abstraction library installed, and so several aspects of this site which use them borked. Little things like database connection. That has been fixed and the server rebooted, […]

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MySQL and mSQL

October 10, 2003

If you’ve never used a UNIX-like system before, or a programming language, you will have some trouble with this book. If you are somewhat familiar with one modern programming language and know at least the rudiments of the UNIX filesystem, this book is a great introduction to databases and these two popular database tools. The […]

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