Category: Software Development


I just got my first IPhone/IPod Touch application approved for the App Store today!It is called "NIOSH Chemical Hazards". It is based on the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. It should be available in the app store at midnight!I had never… more »


Permalink 11:49:33 pm by guy, Categories: Software Development, Windows, Random Stuff , Tags: allen-bradley, ieee, plc, vb6
I was working on a modification to an old VB6 project today and I ran across some code that I wrote over 6 years ago that brought back some memories.  The software development that I do is primarily with manufacturing related applications.  I work in a m… more »


Permalink 10:21:54 pm by guy, Categories: Software Development, Linux, Windows, B2Evolution, PHP , Tags: apache, mysql, php, xampp
I recently discovered the XAMPP Project on SourceForge.  This is a very impressive tool that allows you to quickly and easily install a very nicely packaged environment on a Linux OR Windows machine that includes MySQL, Apache, PHP, and Perl.  The instal… more »


Permalink 09:37:46 pm by guy, Categories: Software Development, Oracle, Random Stuff
Oracle date formats are another annoying aspect of Oracle. Why is it that in SQL Server I can format my dates almost any way I want and it will figure things out itself, but in Oracle I have to explicitly format my dates? Here is an example of the… more »


Permalink 09:53:05 pm by guy, Categories: Software Development, Windows, Oracle
The Oracle database client annoys me. I've been waiting a long time to get this out. I'm already feeling a bit better just starting to type this.When you write an application (for a Windows OS) shouldn't it be an easy task to install the database l… more »
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I'm a generalist, at least if I'm honest. In my job I am primarily a developer, but also a sysadmin, and (as little as possible) technical support. I know a little about a lot of things, a lot about some things, and everything about nothing. Here I will post random learnings...


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