Author Archives: Richard Rodger

Ruby: A Quick Cleaner for Your Adwords Invoices

If you advertise on Google then you probably have to save and print your monthly adwords invoices. Especially if you want to get the VAT back! In fact, I do this with pretty much all my online services. I need … Continue reading




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Beat ya to it Joel!

Ah, imitation, the sincerest form of flattery Now Joel, just because I posted my demand curve doesn't mean you have to post yours. Ah, only kidding. Actually it's good to see some data from a more established business. I definitely … Continue reading




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Squidoo?

I thought I would give Seth's Squidoo thing a go. Of course, what other subject to create content on, but CSV files! Let's see if it generates any traffic…




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New Title 2.0

I've decided to change the title of my blog. I haven't been happy with the old one for a while. It was a play on the film How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but I don't think it … Continue reading




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Update: Firefox crashing with too many fonts

Yep, you read right. Too many fonts and bye-bye Firefox. And by “too-many” I mean one more than the number of standard windows fonts… You know, it really sucks. Firefox is so cool, but this is just not on. I … Continue reading




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Firefox and Thunderbird Crashing Randomly

I am not a happy camper. Firefox and Thunderbird on my Windows 2000 box are crashing completely at random. It seems like some sites and emails are toxic! Thunderbird even dies sometimes when scrolling. Being of the software mindset I … Continue reading




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Race Condition in Ruby GServer

I've been playing around with Ruby lately, trying to write a UDP server. Of course, the way to write servers in Ruby is apparently (I'm still a bit new at this Ruby malarky) to subclass GServer. And what a fine … Continue reading




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Demand Curve for Java Software Components

I'm going to give some insider information. When I was starting up my components business I found it nearly impossible to get an data on what my sales would look like. So now that I've had a couple of years … Continue reading




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StelsXML XML JDBC Driver Launched!

I'd like to announce the release of a really cool new product by J-Stels Softare: StelsXML. “StelsXML is a JDBC type 4 driver that allows you to perform SQL queries and other JDBC operations on XML files. With the StelsXML … Continue reading




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CSV Manager 1.2.1 Released!

This is a new release of Ricebridge CSV Manager. New features include support for Java Beans, a pull/push streaming API for loading and saving CSV, and a simplified set of load and save methods. The example code has been expanded … Continue reading




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