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Open Source
You shouldn't be using open source software because it's cheaper (although it is), you should be using it because of its features and flexibility and the fact that it doesn't lock you in to restrictive license agreements.
Wikidpad - a structured notepad
Some time ago I ran across the open source application Wikidpad [1] - a kind of structured notepad, only more. Wikidpad gives you a place to store all sorts of information in a wiki-like structure that doesn't require any web server. There are lots of...
System Implementation
Joomla From the website ( www.joomla.org ) "Joomla is one of the world’s most popular open source CMS (content management systems). With millions of websites running on Joomla, the software is used by individuals, small & medium-sized businesses, and...
Planning for an Asterisk PABX installation
This article was written some time ago; some details may no longer be current but the general approach remains sound. Introduction VoIP offers opportunities for improved telephony functions and closer integration with other business systems and is seen...
Making the move to Joomla
This site used to be static HTML pages but now uses the Joomla Content Management System (CMS); why the change? There are two different questions here: Why Content Management Systems? The short answer is that they makes life easier. Why Joomla? Because...
Let me at that HTML
Although WYSIWYG [1] web page editors make it much easier for the general user to create and maintain web content, there are times when I just want to be able to create and edit some HTML directly. The simplest option, using a word processing...
Adventures in synchronisation volume 1 - Address book
Although my primary computer has a perfectly acceptable address book I regularly want this information on one of my other devices (tablet, phone other computer, etc). My case might be a bit extreme in terms of the number of devices I use, but the basic...
Netcraft Web Server Survey
Netcraft conduct an automated monthly survey of internet sites; in June 2012 they collected 697,089,482 responses. These responses can be analysed to show the distribution of different web server software and the operating systems on which they are...
The Cathedral and the Bazaar
The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond describes two approaches to software development. The traditional 'Cathedral' style, where a central architect creates a vision which is implemented by a team of functional but essentially disconnected...
OpenOffice / StarOffice macros
OpenOffice / StarOffice macros So you've taken the plunge and installed StarOffice or OpenOffice and everything basically works; so far so good. Now Bob from Accounts wants to automatically send summaries of last month's sales to each of the department...
About us
Located on the mid-north coast of NSW, Dropbear Consulting provides programming and analysis services for a variety of languages and environments. The principal of Dropbear Consulting is Peter Langton, who has over 20 years experience in the IT...
Strange characters just need the right font
One of the great benefits of the internet is its ubiquity. People and organisations from anywhere in the world can not only find but publish content; contributing to the sum of information available to all of us. Even if it's just a blog... Just as not...
Adventures in synchronisation volume 3 - Files and Stuff
Having established an ownCloud synchronisation framework to share my contacts and calendar between devices, it makes sense to see what other things I can do with it.
Adventures in synchronisation volume 2 - Calendar
Synchronising calendar details across multiple devices introduces some additional complications beyond the requirement of static data such as contact details.
Choosing the right tool for the job
It's easy to want to use the things you're used to, but forcing software into situations that aren't appropriate is a poor long-term solution. Starting with the right tool (or set of tools) can save you having to either throw it out and start again or...
Interesting things
Sites with interesting information about various programming and internet subjects (at least I think they're interesting)... {loadposition ext_weblinks}
Insightful Customer Relations
Insightful Solutions is the premier Australian provider of hosted and on-premise solutions using the commercial open source customer relationship management system, SugarCRM. SugarCRM provides a web-based information system specifically designed for...
Configurable or Customisable - which is better?
Off-the-shelf software packages are rarely a perfect fit for your requirements; this means you have to make some changes. Given a choice between a configurable package and a customisable one, which is preferable? As ever it depends on your specific...
A Taxonomy of Loss
The widespread commercial use of the internet has led to an increasing focus on systems security. Media driven hype and a lack of independent information can make the true level of threat to an organization difficult to determine. Adopting a structured...

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