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Why doesn’t Linux work as a general OS?


I have wanted Linux to work for a long time but the reality is that I use Windows. But why? The reasons are important to me because I need to understand why I prefer Windows over Linux even though it costs more cash to run than Linux. Here are my reasons for Linux cannot succeed […]

Joomla: Showing content to guests only


In Joomla you can show content to a guest and show restricted content to registered and signed in visitors. But what if you want to show a menu to a guest only? For example, you might want the text of a menu item to show ‘login’ to a guest but ‘logout’ to a signed in […]

Updating ClamAV


[Note to self: used this information successfully on Feb 2013] As of April 15th 2010 the version ClamAV used as the the virus scanning agent in the mail server built using the instructions in this post will nolonger update the virus database which means the virus scanner will no run and causes the mailserver to […]

Create your own mail server on EC2


[Update – April 16th 2010] As of April 15th 2010 the version ClamAV used as the the virus scan agent in the mail server built using these instruction will nolonger update the virus database which means the virus scanner will no run and causes the mailserver to defer send emails. As a result the ClamAV […]

Mootools – Animated JavaScript


MooTools is a great JavaScript framework for create DOM element animation effects. This post is to remind me how it all hangs together.

FLV-Player


Streaming video seems like a great way to be able to demonstrate software.  Products like Adobe’s Captivate allow you to create Flash presentations a type and they are good for documenting specific actions in detail though these sometime come across as a bit stilted or disconnected.  Sometimes its better to present the product ‘live’ because it gives […]

Streaming Video from IIS


One of the striking developments over the past couple of years has been the convergence of using Flash Video (.flv) files to provide streamed content.  Perhaps others will have an accurate perspective on the emergence of this format but my experience has come from its use on YouTube persumably because of its utility as a […]