I selected activeCollab with the hope that the 1.0 release would be sufficient to manage the development of a series of software projects. Part of the requirement was bug tracking: we used tasks and task lists to track bugs with the hope of migrating them to the 1.0 version of activeCollab. Key to enabling activeCollab […]

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Many of us with vacation homes don’t need to have full-time phone service at the second location. In fact, typically we only need it in one location at once. It would be great to have a little appliance that would allow us to share the service between the two locations. If I have high-speed Internet […]

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I just purchased an ElmScan 5 OBD II wireless scan tool to peek into the dynamics of my engine. That tool, coupled with my Nokia N800 and some cool software called CarMansent my mind wandering. I am able to capture the engine load at a point in time. What if I calculate an average load […]

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I repeatedly see many examples of aspects of software making full 360° cycles over time. Recently surfacing is the command line interface and it is coming back. I’ve always been a fan of command line; it lends itself well to repetitive and programmatic practices and has excellent ability to maintain history and promote process improvement […]

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I purchased and activated my iPhone without incident Friday (unlike a lot of others) but have not been very successful at getting some items to work the way I would prefer. One example is access to email. I’m hesitant to open the secure IMAP port (IMAPS, tcp port 993) and would never open IMAP (tcp […]

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