Tonight’s CPC Leadership Debate in Edmonton

If you are not watching the debates I encourage you to give them a try. It's deeply encouraging, downright fun, listening to so many intelligent, descent, knowledgeable and capable people.

The I Love Egypt Challenge: Building better Relationships

Today I challenge you: Get together with your friends and family regularly and ask yourselves this simple question every day: "What little good can I do today for my beloved Egypt?"

Simple Git-over-SSH shared repositories

Git is one of the more popular of the many revision control systems available. One of the many great features of Git is that you can setup a simple shared repository very quickly on any conveniently available Linux system. Git is able to do this easily because it knows how to access files over SFTP. By simply creating a shell account on a system with an OpenSSH server we can copy repositories to that account and share them between co-workers and sandboxes. Read this article for an introduction to Git and a tutorial on Git-over-SSH setup.

JD Edwards business-level Traps

Implementing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is sort of like buying a used Jet Plane for your business. It's big and complicated so you need help just getting it to fly. Because it was previously used by other companies all over the world you need to customize it for your business. Then, once you've got it in the air, you need to maintain it to keep it airworthy.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne v9.1 Standalone Dev VM

Do you need a development environment for JD Edwards? There are already a few articles on the web explaining how to setup a JD Edwards Standalone Demo VM. This article contains a bit more explanatory detail for those of us who need it.

JD Edwards Business Function Documentation

In this article we will run the BSFN Doc Generator provided in the Solution Explorer, then we'll look at the documentation using the corresponding Viewer. After that we will use Doxygen to scan all 14M+ lines of the JDE BSFN API and produce cross-referenced and indexed documentation with embedded source code and hyperlinked reference charts. Can't be done, you say? 14M+ lines is just too big? True. Still, download the script that does it and give it a try - it works and the resulting documentation is very handy.

Containing the fallout from Heartbleed [UPDATED]

Based on past experience I don't really think the day-to-day operations of too many web sites will be much affected by crackers exploiting this bug. Still, The publicity around the Heartbleed bug has sensitized the public to it. From that perspective, it is indeed a very serious issue. It most certainly is not the only security issue faced by many companies. However, Heartbleed may be the bug that forces your company to discuss security with your customers. Read this article to get some ideas on properly responding to this important opportunity.

Heartbleed vulnerability [UPDATED]

Information concerning the vulnerability of servers that might be affected by the HeartBleed bug.

Windows7 on KVM-QEMU with QCOW2 Snapshots

In this article we will discuss the steps involved in building a new Windows 7 VM, use a QCOW2 format image so that we can save disk space and make use of snapshots with our VM, Get the Redhat Virtual I/O drivers installed during the Windows Installation process so that we can take advantage of the performance improvements that they offer, Install the Redhat Spice Video and other Guest Tools so that, among other things, our Desktop Clipboard will interface properly with our VM clipboard, and we'll perform some important additional customizations to improve the performance and reliability of our Windows 7 VM.

KVM-QEMU, QCOW2, QEMU-IMG and Snapshots

The QCOW2 format is the most powerful format supported by KVM-QEMU. It does not pre-allocate disk space, it offers the ability to create snapshots and, later, you can create new images that use a previous image as a base to dramatically speed-up the setup of a future VM. In this article we will look at some of the advanced features available in the QCOW2 format through the QEMU Image tool. We create a QCOW2 image, create snapshots within the image, create an image that is based on a backing file and copy an image to get rid of the reference to the backing file.

Perhaps the good guys are still crazy?

There was a time when it was commonly taught that we all need to spend time with those people who represent the best and the brightest. They help us to improve. It was taught that the best people are always very giving, always ready to help (within reason.) It was also commonly taught that inviting them out to breakfast is a good way to get a few minutes of their precious time. You can ask them serious questions during breakfast and let them take the time to give you a good answer.

Protecting your valuable data

Your image files, your music files, your emails and your accounting information - all your personal and business data - is slowly deteriorating. This article will explain why and what you can do about it.


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