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Finally! Ubuntu on Pavillion

After intending to dual boot my unstable Vista into Ubuntu for a while, I finally had enough  time this weekend to do it. Let me just say that Ubuntu is living up to its claim of making Linux for ...

Zoomii

It’s that time again where a new application catches my eyes (and mind). Zoomii: the [near] real online bookstore. I remembered Alexaholic/Statsaholic’s story and wondered how long will Amazon all...

Selling V*

Apparently I was marketing some medications through this blog. After dwindling Google result ranking, I discovered that my old installation of wordpress (ancient 2.1) was vulnerable enough to allo...

Jobalytics – a Passenger on Dreamhost

After Ninh pointed out Dreamhost’s mod_rails news, I was tempted to get my hands dirty deploying a test application. I revivied one of my long lost pets (that hated the FCGI it was running on), ma...

Passenger (mod_rails) on Dreamhost

I got an update from Ninh Bui from Passenger fame about Dreamhost progress on mod_rails adoption. We’re working closely with Dallas Kashuba (CTO of Dreamhost) on getting Passenger ‘dreamhost’ r...

Man or SUV

The amount of corn needed to produce a full tank of gas for an SUV is enough to feed a person for a whole year. The 2008 World Development Report “Agriculture for Development” provides a co...

Rails deployment that suits Rails development

The guys from Phusion – The Computer Science Company – released mod_rails (Passenger) today. I’m just feeling unusually happy. They made a great job not only producing that longly-awaited piece of...

Sales Techniques

Steve Howard from MLE Systems has started talking to me about Sales techniques and, man, do I love it! Although, Sales is a modern “survival” skill, it’s hardly taught in schools for non-business ...

Food or Fuel

This is serious. The United Nations’ World Food Program has been hit so hard by skyrocketing grain prices that it may be forced to cut off some food aid to the world’s poorest countries, while the...

Business-People Pairing

How would it be like if our sales-person shared a few hours of his time acting as an observer on implementing a user story with one of the developers? What if our HR manager set aside a part of her...

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