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July 2008, a new limit reached!

I heard of Voyager 2 and the fact that it was still functional: 30 years after it left Earth! Just that is amazing to me.

The craft went through the termination shock several times now (5 if I’m correct). This is far. Further away from the Sun than Pluto. And Pluto is on average around 39.5 AU from the Sun. It is even further than Eris and Eris lies at about 67 AU on average.

AJAX, CSS, HTML, XML, SOAP, LAMP… and now Web 2.0?

Dear reader,

Yes. With all these terms, it is quite easy to get lost.

As a developer, my skills are quite extensive. I started with Logo, learned assembly language, BASIC, C, C++… and all these other languages in between, those that most people pass by such as Ada, Eiffel, Icon… And the languages you kind of have to learn because you’re in it: Bourne Shell, configuration files for 100 different software, Makefile, etc.

And once you know all of these languages, you think you’re done. Well… Not quite!

The web has got it’s own set of languages! It

RPATH not working in wxWidget

At my company we have the sandbox. This uses different free libraries that we compile within a specific directory (to not have problems with the system installation of a customer.) This means you need to include an RPATH in the binary (.ELF) files.

Most of the libraries that we use have a modern configure script that uses libtool. libtool knows how to automatically add the RPATH information to the libraries and binaries generated in a project.

70Gb of transfer!

This month, we’ll reach over 70Gb of transfer on our server. This is a problem since most of it is due to bad spiders. Robots trying to get emails off our websites.

So, we had to install an Apache security module called ModSecurity to prevent such attacks. It is sad that we have to take such measures for bad coders prevention.

If you also have an Apache server and want to protect your system, look at this website: https://www.modsecurity.org/

Security Issues with the US government

Some people, I have noticed, have been skeptical about the amount of care taken by the US government and agencies in the last few years. Companies are also catching up. The security measures change every year, when not every semester, every month and for some, probably every day.

For sure, making sure that the most wanted information remains top-secret, you need top level security features on your network. I do not know how much data is of interest, but I found out today that there are hackers attacking the federal websites quite a bit…

“The Pentagon last month acknowledged ...

Order Made!® presentation at Luncheon

Order Made! will be presented at the Citrus Heights Luncheon on Tuesday, May 13, 2008.

Please, come join us if you’d like to see how it works. If you want to eat at the Luncheon, you need to reserve your seat. Call Ruth, Renee or RJ at (916) 722-4545. They will serve you with one of two meals:

GRUB error 16

Today I had a problem with one of our computers. It did not want to boot. The boot loader is called GRUB. Most Linux distributions now use GRUB which is much more advanced than LILO and some other boot loaders.

GRUB is great for several reasons:

Order Made!® has its own website

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

Made to Order Software announces PHP eFax

Made to Order Software created a new software package to support the eFax protocol using PHP.

eFax® is a strong and still growing company providing a very fast and reliable system to send faxes cheaply nearly anywhere worldwide. Their system works with the Internet and thus is accessible to your website.

PHP is a powerful language used to program Internet Websites. It has many features to handle dynamic pages as required by today's corporate world. PHP comes with very many free libraries and also many enhancements offered by companies.

Made to Order Software combined both: the eFax ...

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 ...