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Philip Roche » 2006 » November

Monthly Archives: November 2006

Blanch onslaught

Dooley, Tara and Enda arrived over 2 weekends ago to see if I was still alive. We had a great weekend, consisting of eating, drinking, golfing, dancing and drinking. Cheers for coming over guys.

Five Common Myths about Working From Home

Five Common Myths about Working From Home from Panasonic Youth is a very nice synopsis of some of the comments I get when I tell people I work from home. My mother in law (not officially) thinks I’m “off” when I work from home, It does my head in.

Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell Microsoft Windows PowerShell command line shell and scripting language helps IT Professionals achieve greater productivity. Using a new admin-focused scripting language, more than 130 standard command line tools, and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell allows IT Professionals to more easily control system administration and accelerate automation. Windows PowerShell is easy to adopt, […]

MySQL stored procedure variables

A few months ago we wrote a mammoth we application which had an SQL Express DB. We used stored procedures, and after writing 170 of them(I didn’t write all of them of course), I was quite used to the way that variables and so on worked in SQL Server. We’ve started a new project where […]

Testing Aer Arran

Last weekend I went to see my dad near Galway. This time I didn’t fly with my beloved Ryanair to Shannon but with Aer Arran direct to galway from Manchester. It’s a small ariline with small planes so I was hopeful to have a quick and trouble free trip. I did, apart from a 20 […]

I need peers

We @ Karova are hiring talented developers. We’re advertising on CWJobs and on the newly created jobs.joelonsoftware.com. C# Software Developer on CWJobs.co.uk Software Developer on jobs.joelonsoftware.com I managed to grab a screenshot of Karova on the front page of the jobs.joelonsoftware.com site.

Going to the Linux World conference – NOT

I was very interested in going to Linux World this year. There were quite a few speakers and presentations I thought would be very interesting. I had hinted to my boss that I wanted to go but as we are currently a microsoft house, it was not really going to happen. I figured I could […]

instLux saved my bacon

instLux, installing linux on a machine with no cd or floppy drive I was very bored of my toshiba libretto L5 as WinXP was getting crazy slow on it so I never bothered to use it. I wanted to put Ubuntu on it but the live cd or the install would not recognise the PCMCIA […]

Sometimes too much planning gets in the way

In planning software projects I have found that there is a fine line between planning too much and too little. The worst of course is planning too little where you just start coding like a headless chicken. There’s a nice parableĀ  that illustrates this perfectly.