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Made to Order Software Corporation specializes in corporate consulting, analysis and development services, as well as cutting-edge professional developer tools, libraries, training, and support. Our team of passionate developers are dedicated to uncovering your perfect software solution to analyze, enhance, or improve your critical computer systems—large or small.

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2008

This year, 2008, I decided to register and go to LinuxWorld. It is in August and my kids are not at school so it was easy to manage. Also, I had to go to the French consulate to get a birth certificate for my daughter. In other words, I had the chance to do two things at once!

I found it quite interesting to hear that many people were not too excited about the event. Many of the people walking around are like me: they themselves sell their own Linux solution. In other words, they are not going to be customers. I had the chance to talk with Roger Levi, the Vice President of the Open Platform ...

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.

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:

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, ...

Our new Order Made!® website

We are proud to announce that Order Made!® now has its very own site. We have been working on it for the past two months and we are sure you will like it!

With Order Made!® patrons place their food orders Online for pre-order, pickup, or delivery. And best of all, as the restaurant owner, you do not even need to have a computer!

The new site is full of information about Order Made!® such as available features and how it works. It also includes an easy to use registration form and the restaurant owner log in screen (the one you use to manage your restaurant online.)

Please, feel ...

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!

Turn Watcher 1.1 is out!

Made to Order Software Corporation is proud to announce the 1.1 release of Turn Watcher, the best GM's Initiative Manager!

For those of you who bought the 1 year's worth of updates for Turn Watcher back in 2006, we have really good news: we extended the duration of your privilege to download newer versions until the end of 2007!

Version 1.1 includes an optional initiative window which allows manual entry of initiative rolls for all combatants. Now you can let players make their own initiative rolls!

Use the Spot/Listen/Will roll feature a lot? Now Turn Watcher automatically sorts ...