A client who sells new and refurbished heavy machine came to me with a problem regarding images. Specifically the size of images that they were being supplied and that were too large to send via email. What they actually wanted was a simple – repeatable method to reduce the footprint of the large number of […]
Three external libraries included in WordPress received security updates: Plupload (version 1.5.4), which WordPress uses for uploading media. SWFUpload, which WordPress previously used for uploading media, and may still be in use by plugins. SWFObject, which WordPress previously used to embed Flash content, and may still be in use by plugins and themes.
As part of designing an application that needs to take data from a collection of access databases and import that into a domino database – I fell back on a tool I used for another project for a similar task. It saved several days of effort and gave an immediate bost to that project so […]
Been working on an enhancement to a current Nagios monitoring system by adding Check_MK to the mix. Its quite interesting to see how easy it is to add multiple remote monitoring hosts to a central control host using the OMD’s built in distributed monitoring. In fact its really a case of – installing the OMD […]
A client has requested an application that pulls data from three disparate sources with several variants in each – making a total of 9 data sources – including Sage Line 50, Access and a proprietary estimation tool. Most developers would not look forward to this kind of unpredictable and messy interaction but this is where domino […]
After a recent painful outage on a Virgin Media cable connection I was pleasantly surprised to get an email saying that they had completed upgrade preparations and that the current 50MB speed was being updated to 100 mb effective immediately. I was glad to see that they had dropped the nonsense idea of looking to […]
Got some news about additional features when I downloaded the latest release 16.5 of Winzip. WinZip 16.5 introduces: ultra-fast zip engine that taps into your computer’s full processing power (haven’t been able to quantify that yet) next-generation technology that harnesses the power of AMD graphics processors (GPUs) streamlined interface with a more attractive, intuitive look-and-feel […]