Assuming programming is required, the following results were found.

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...
For those who follow...documenting your programs
Programmers, especially younger ones, are notoriously resistant to writing any documentation for their code. This is partly about experience and partly about managers ensuring that writing the documentation delivers value to the person writing it, not...
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...
Interesting things
Sites with interesting information about various programming and internet subjects (at least I think they're interesting)... {loadposition ext_weblinks}
Joomla tricks - submenu indicator
The built-in menu module in Joomla 2.5 does not offer a way to indicate that a menu item has undisplayed sub-menus but with a little bit of PHP coding we can make it happen.
Reporting Bugs
In theory, the point of reporting a bug is to get it fixed, or at least to help. Too often I see (and receive) bug reports that are almost useless. Writing a good bug report isn't hard, it just takes a little discipline, which can be assisted by a good...
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...
MS Access and 64-bit platforms
New PCs ship with Windows7, which offers 32-bit or 64-bit versions. 32-bit operating systems (all of them, not just Windows) are limited to only using 4GB of RAM - if you want more (and who wouldn't), you need the 64-bit version. 64-bit Windows 7...
Data crunching
There are a few fairly common situations where organisations might require additional data processing systems and/or services. Custom reporting databases Sometimes even the best enterprise system doesn't quite meet your needs. You might need a special...
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...
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...
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...
Documentation
It might be the last thing you want to read, but not having a well documented IT infrastructure (servers and networks) can lead to surprising events like critical systems running on unsupported servers. Documentation must not only be accurate at the...

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