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Order Made!® has its own website

After a couple of months, we finally released the Order Made! website.Order Made! Demo Page

Metrics. Why are they needed?

When managing your life, when managing your work, when managing your business, you need to accomplish a certain amount of work to get where you want to go.

In general, it is difficult to judge how much work will be necessary to do one thing or another until you actually do it. So you setup goals and draw up plans to reach them and then you try to do all the work you assigned yourself to reach these goals.

One reason an Internet Business has an advantage is because the computer can do a lot of the work for you. It can give you information on how many people come to your website every week, ...

Really… What is a goal?

I’m writing this blog after meeting with a few people with great experience at the NCAE networking group in Roseville.

I have been in business for quite some time now and I have read many things about goals. But what is a goal? How do you set a goal? How do you make sure that you reach your goals?

So, let’s start by setting a goal.

“I want a home worth $1.2 million dollars”

Ah! Is that really a goal?

The truth is that this is so blurry that it cannot be a realistic goal, at least not for most people. This does not mean you won’t be able to get the home of ...

PHP eFax available on our website!

 

I’m glad to announce that PHP eFax is now available for sale on our site. For only $95, you can send faxes within minutes.

It took me a whole week to program that object and a lot of testing. Yes, I sent a lot of faxes before to make it work properly.

If your company needs to send faxes via their website (or their customers website) it can easily save money here! By getting PHP eFax, you won’t need to program anything, really. All you need is to set the fax data in an object and call send(). In minutes you will be sending faxes. You can see a sample here:

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ANNOUNCING: Online Ordering Seminar featuring Order Made!

 

Restaurant owners and managers: Please accept our invitation for you to join our seminar on January 22 (1/22) at 11:00 AM. Come and learn about online ordering systems and the importance of having a functional online presence. By functional online presence I mean to have a website that does some of the work for you, whether it be taking reservations or taking orders. And it gets even better - COME FIND OUT WHAT I MEAN!!

You have a website already? GREAT! Plug in the Order Made! online ordering system and start getting a return on your investment. Don’t have a website? Now ...

Microsoft: Vista Worries Cause Businesses to Consider Macs and Linux

 

Eweek reports:

“A recent survey shows that 44 percent of businesses are considering Mac OS and Linux rather than switching to Vista.”

We are seeing the barbarians at the gate now, and the MS empire begins to show its first signs of crumbling. And it’s been a long time coming, I’m afraid. It goes to show you how ineffective the US anti-trust laws are, and how the free market is self-regulating.

It seems that Microsoft is very out of touch of what their customers really want, and is full steam ahead using its outdated business model of forced upgrading. Looks ...

Order Made!® at Cresco

A quick note… We now have Order Made! on display at Cresco, the largest restaurant equipment supplier in the west. Later today (Fri Nov 30, 2007) we’ll have one of our flat monitor showing our Order Made! presentation during open hours.

Cresco in Sacramento, California is located at 951 Richards Blvd.

If you go by, have a look!

Server Switch!

For the last few days, Doug and I have been working on switching from our old server to our new server. The new one is with JohnCompanies.com that offers VPS (Virtual Private Servers). It was a nice surprise, the computer we have access to has 8 processors running at 3Ghz (”proven” by the Linux Bogomips computation: 5985.31) And so far, I’ve seen about 0.8% of one processor being used. The rest is 100% idle most of the time!

The assert() macro in C/C++

 

This is a subject that comes back all the time in C/C++ boards.

Should you use assertions?

The answer is clearly yes. But the C/C++ assert() function is usually defined using a macro. Macros have several problems. The most common ones are: they offer no type checking, they do not warn you about weird side effects, they have a different syntax than the C/C++ language itself.

One good thing: for a fast program, the debug code used to check parameters, results, etc. is gone.

One really bad thing: if the expression in the macro has a side effect, the release program is different from ...

HTML Forms and the action attribute

Today I had to debug a set of HTML pages. One feature of a website would not work with Internet Explorer. The code was like this: