March 2009 Blog Posts (8)

screencast about MySQL for Developers

Here is a screencast about MySQL for Developers



If you are a developer using MySQL, you should learn enough to take advantage of its strengths, because having an understanding of the database can help you develop better-performing applications. This session will talk about MySQL database design and SQL tuning for developers. Some topics include:



* MySQL Storage Engine Architecture

* Schema, the basic foundation of performance

* Think about performance when… Continue

Added by Carol McDonald on March 30, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mashup Patterns

Mashups are a fascinating and useful way to explore the "deep web". A mashup pulls in data from other websites to create a view of data greater than the sum of the parts. An article just came out today in InformIT called Mining the Deep Web with Mashups that explores mashups from a current perspective. The author, Michael Ogrinz, has just published a book:… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on March 29, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

My sensor project is ProSense

Hello, my fellow villagers!



Did you know there is a project called ProSense?

It's funded by European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7),

and it's aim is to raise the level of research potential of researchers from WBC

(Western Balkan Countries), particularly ones from FYRO Macedonia and Serbia

with help from the EU academic institutions and… Continue

Added by Marko Stanković on March 27, 2009 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

Job Seekers Targeted By Identity Thieves

Job Seekers Targeted By Identity Thieves



Fake job ads are up 345% over the past three years, according to one U.K. financial security association.



By Thomas Claburn

InformationWeek

March 5, 2009 10:00 AM



Job seekers beware. Identity thieves are looking to steal personal information from those searching for employment.



Fake job ads are up 345% over the past three years, according to the U.K. Association for Payment Clearing Services,… Continue

Added by Michael Geddie on March 26, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Disable unnecessary services

I am working on a list of services for my article about disabling unnecessary services. So far I have the following services:



Computer Browser

Error Reporting Service

Help and Support

Indexing Service

Messenger

NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing

Performance Logs and Alerts

Protected storage (this service stores passwords and enables auto-complete for web forms)

Remote… Continue

Added by Tim Stevesi on March 25, 2009 at 10:11am — No Comments

Laconica - a micro-blogging tool



What is laconica? It's an open source micro blogging platform. Here's an example of it in action: Smallpicture. My account is here.

Do we need another Twitter? No but, It's definitely useful to have the ability to implement micro blogging elsewhere. For…

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Added by Michael Levin on March 24, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What's bit.ly?

On the surface, bit.ly appears to be a tinyurl.com clone. But, bit.ly has a powerful API so you can use it in your websites. It also has semantic capability and uses Amazon S3 to store your data. It's GeoSpatially enabled, which raises all sorts of possibilities. Think iPhone apps - especially with iPhone 3G's GPS capability. Here's a good… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on March 22, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New website tips

Hello,

I recently created one of my first websites on my own that is about free slow computer tips. I have coded a few functions up in asp. If anyone wants to check it out and provide any suggestions or found bugs I would appreciate it. Also, if you have any good tips you think really need to be added, those are welcome too. However, I will be trying to add those as I go along.

Thanks for any help!

Added by Tim Stevesi on March 12, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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