Monthly Archives: October 2010

Designing a database for lists, PART ONE: Remember the Milk

Today, I start my exploration of list database schemas by looking at Remember the Milk. Find out what I discovered, after the jump.

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Choosing an open source text editor

For many programmers, their first “real” program was some kind of a text editor. For some, it was an exercise in a programming class, or else an exercise in creating their first real, personalized, tool that worked the way the … Continue reading

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How to design a database for lists, PART ZERO: Methodology

Let’s say you want to design a list application. I don’t know why you’d want to do that, but it seems to be a pretty common desire, considering how many list-oriented applications there are to choose from out there. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Arlington 5th Grade Science Camp 2010

Fifth graders in Arlington public elementary schools all have the opportunity to attend “science camp” for almost a full week at the W. Alton Jones Environmental Education Center at the University of Rhode Island, in West Greenwich RI. We just … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons Linux Rules

Open Sauce, July 2007 It’s just something like three and a half years since this was written, but these things just keep staying as important as ever. I’ll add a few more editorial comments in-line here, but slowly AND surely … Continue reading

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My favorite hardware company sells software and it based in Redmond.

Open Sauce May 2005 I’m still using the wireless keyboard I bought back in early 2005, but to be honest is feels downright cheezy when I compare it to the Apple keyboards I’ve been using lately. Not so much that … Continue reading

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How and why to write and edit ASCII text files in Linux

In the beginning, there was ASCII text format, and everything was compatible with everything else. Text still makes sense for many applications: it’s the format used for everything from email and the web to configuration files and source code. Although … Continue reading

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Do you trust the software industry to safeguard your rights?

This was an interesting column, published at the holiday season back in 2003. I’ll add in updates/commentary in italics in-line with the original text. Hope that’s clear! The new year is always a good time to be thankful. In the … Continue reading

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My Free Logo Adventure

It’s more than just turtles these days with heavy-duty Logo. Continue reading

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Some more list applications

I’m still searching for list applications/websites/services/what have you. And here are some more that I’ve found, though I’m not so sure that there’s all that much to choose among them.

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