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Update

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It’s been a while since I posted, so what has been keeping me busy? Work, it’s getting easier – I think I am getting into the VB6 mindset, but I still hate VBA with a passion. When is the nice .NET extension becoming available? Is it already, and could Reporting Services save our souls (not […]

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Java and PHP sitting in a tree…

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…but not kissing.  That would be like kissing a red-headed cousin or something. As you do with anything programmig related you jump straight in at the deep end. In this case I wanted to take SVG input, and output a JPG, from PHP. So taking a look around there wasn’t much to choose from: GD […]

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VB6 and VBA

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My employer of nearly 3 months is slowly moving to VB.NET. However a lot of their ‘legacy’ apps still need to be maintained and extended to support new methods, etc. This involves VB6 and VBA.  I was always in the position that VB6 was a mickey-mouse program for throwaway apps but not really suitable for […]

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Solution to Eclipse

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Found a solution to Eclipse problem – and it doesn’t involve Netbeans! Get this…wait for it…You simply copy multiple version over the top of each other! That’s right. Grab the latest J2EE version as that comes with all the bells and whistles that you will probably need. Extract it your program files directory.  Then pop […]

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eclipse add-ons

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Installation of eclipse add-ons to current installs is still shit. Here’s a hint: WRITE A FUCKING INSTALLER THAN CAN INSTALL THE PREREQUISITES FOR ME.  Don’t tell me that org.eclipse.ltk.core.refactoring is missing – install it for me. I don’t know where it is and it is certainly not in the DLTK section because I am trying […]

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Onwards and upwards

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Life continues. Slowly getting used to the way my new employer does things. It’s a little more strict than previous places but this is the largest organisation that I’ve worked for under one roof. Using VB after a break of 5 years is a real pain but apparently it is only going to be for […]

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Clean again

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Just finished my first week back in work and though it wasn’t a full week, does give one some confidence once again. However, the job isn’t my ideal one – working with mess that is classic VB (could be worse might be PHP) – but it is a job all the same.

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Javascript development

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Write code. Test in Firefox: Works. Test in Chrome: Works. Test in IE: Fails. Edit code. Test in IE: Fails. Edit some more. Test in IE: Works. Test in FireFox: Fails. Tweak a few more lines. Test in IE: Fails. Test in FireFox: Fails. Test in Chrome: Fails. GIVE ME SOME STANDARDS!!!

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So where is the background?

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I’ve just run into one of jQuery’s thornier issues. While creating a map viewer for the S:GTC I found my code worked in FireFox and Chrome perfectly but refused to budge in IE7. Some of you may know that the map in Space currently only works correctly in IE6 – not good when most of […]

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The second worst game show on Earth

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Being off for a week I’ve experienced the dubious pleasure of watching Golden Balls, the second worst game show on Earth – the worst being Deal or No Deal. The premise for Golden Balls is similar to Deal or No Deal in so far as much as you don’t have much say in the proceedings. […]

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