Monthly Archives: April 2006

Credit Card Fraud

Every business has “shrinkage”. Stock levels mysteriously reduce. Inventories decline overnight. Products grow legs. You'd think that the software business is different. “There's nothing physical to lift!” you say. Not true. If you're thinking of selling software via the web, … Continue reading

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Bug Bounty: ThinkGeek Gift Certs!

When you find a bug in a purchased Ricebridge product, you will get a $15 ThinkGeek Gift Certificate. A lot of software shops talk about quality. A lot of people really want to build quality software. But nobody wants to … Continue reading

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Sun T2000 Sax Sucks

Running a Java 1.5 SAX XML parser on the UltraSparc T1 is five times slower than running it on my Athlon 2800+. That's about right. Five times slower. Now when I got delivery of my new T2000, I thought, “Hey, … Continue reading

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CSV Manager 1.1.9 Released

I've just put up a new release of CSV Manager, my CSV file parsing Java component. This release adds the ability to handle comments in CSV files. I should explain how the Ricebridge versioning system works. It's pretty standard in … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic!

The worst thing you can do as a website owner is to constantly make lots of little changes. The best thing you can do as a website owner is to constantly make lots of little changes. You need to know … Continue reading

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Yet Another Dojo Mini-App

Here's a technorati tag generator written in JavaScript and using the Dojo Toolkit. A while back I was moaning about the lack of documentation for Dojo, so I thought I would do something about it. I decided to reinvent the … Continue reading

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