Category Archives: Techie

Extend your browser – ITWales

Last year I gave a presentation to the ITWales group on Content Syndication. I have been bullied into giving another presentation next Tuesday. I have entitled it “Extending your browser”. Directly from the flyer – Firefox and the Gecko family of browsers are not simply web browsers, they can be extended to provide custom functionality, […]

Geek resolutions

As it’s new year and my motivation is at an all time low, I think a list of TODOs (or new years resultions) is needed. Some of those listed are techy and some are not but all of them are aimed at improving my life. I will Finish the new design of this site – […]

I need peers

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

Ultimate dev laptop

I’ve been looking around at laptops for a while. I want the ultimate laptop. I want Core 2 Duo or similar AMD At least 2GB RAM A fast hard drive (7200rpm) Dual display out, DVI and VGA Ability to run 2 external 20″ monitors At least 15.4″ monitor Very good build quality DVD writer Onboard […]

Multiple instances of jEdit

I am a complete jEdit fanatic and it always has a place on my taskbar. jEdit is ver clever when running multiple versions each instance communicates over TCP IP so that all instances are identical. What if you don’t want that and want to have different file open in different instances of jEdit (or if […]

Graduate c# devleopers x2 wanted

As part of Karova‘s expansion, we are looking at taking on 2 more graduate developers. If you want to apply, you’ll need at least a 2:1 in a technical degree, knowledge of object oriented programming techniques, XML and XSLT, web standards and CSS. C# would be benifical, as would a good grasp of IIS. If […]

ActiveCollab Windows Server 2003 IIS6

We are trying out ActiveCollab @ Karova instead of Basecamp. There was quite a few problems to get it working though. Mainly as it was PHP on IIS methinks. The first error was that none of the class files were not being loaded by autoloader as it didn’t know where to look so I had […]