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Philip Roche » 2003 » August

Monthly Archives: August 2003

C++ and Linux

Linux Journal Interview with Bjarne Stroustrup (the creator of C++). He has a list of C++ applications that affect our daily lives. Really impressive. On that note, here is an interview with Linus Thorvald . (Creator of Linux)

The Purple Philfeather bird.

The Purple Philfeather bird, rare and near extinction! Courtesy Of Gary Bermingham: This bird is native to the grasslands of Australias East coast. It is very rare to see this bird during daylight as it does not move in a flock. It feeds off carcasses of small mice and baby rackoons. The purple Philfeather bird […]

New Dream laptop

I had a dream laptop which was the Toshiba Libretto L5 (My dad has this one) but now it is the Sony Vaio TR1/B with integrated DVD/CD-RW, 802.11b wireless LAN, Bluetooth, and much more. Hopefully when I am travelling through Asia on my way back home I can pick it up a bit cheaper. For […]


I am now the proud owner of the philroche.com domain name. Why do I need another Domain name?… It's only US$8.95 a year. Means that anybody who wants to contact me, all they have to do is remember my name ie. "philroche". Currently it redirects to this site which means that to get to this […]


Finally … Just for Ronan…. A picture of the Lorikeets that frequent our balcony.[ click to view larger image]. We watched Kramer vs. Kramer last night. A brilliant movie from the 70's/80's with Dustin Hoffman and Meryll Streep. Well worth a watch.


Man I am stoked (OZy term for proud). Check out http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,1228694,00.asp , a review of 6 RSS aggregators, and Aggreg8 is featured receiving the second best grade of 7/10. It's a pretty good review too. I have had some interest in people helping out with some of the bugs which is great and hopefully someting […]

Sydney Swans

Myself, Gill and Dave went to an AFL game last night. Absolutely amazing. There was 72,393 people there, at the Telstra stadium (the one that was built for the Olympics). We got student tickets for $13 on the internet and nobody checked for student anywhere (I'll be doing that again). We were cheering for the Sydney […]

Shockingly cheap

I just found this site from france with some really cheap pcs and laptops (especially the table PC for 1200 Euro). When I get home I am definitely stocking up there :).[http://www.albatross.fr/] my french isn't what it used to be but I can still read numbers especially really low ones.


Remember to always addslashes to content that you are inserting into a MySQL database when using PHP. Whay am I telling you this?. I forgot to which led to a bug…not good.

What am I up to??

PHP File Upload http://au.php.net/features.file-upload Firebird Extensions http://texturizer.net/firebird/extensions.html (Note that Aggreg8 appears there ) PHPMailer http://phpmailer.sourceforge.net/ CVSNT (CVS for Windows) http://www.cvsnt.org/wiki/ Tortoise CVS (Windows CVS client) http://www.tortoisecvs.org/ ViewCVS (CVS Web Front End) http://viewcvs.sourceforge.net/ ViewCVS Windows Installer http://w1.858.telia.com/~u85831169/ViewCvsSetup.html PostNuke http://www.postnuke.com I've been up to loads more but for now you'll have to content yourself with those links.