Friday, March 31, 2006

Want to revert your document a month back?

I used to create a file like myfile.doc, after 2 days i would create another file myfile.bak.doc and after a week, another file names myfile20060203.doc. Soon my folder gets cluttered with different versions myfile.doc. The reason is I have no idea of versioning system, that existed in the software development world way long back. i thought why can't I do the versioning with my personal document? I could and did. This following article which links to will help you get going with versioning your document. This works with plain text files and docs. Versioning other binary files like images, mp3, mpeg, exe don't make sense. But you can experiment and see it yourself and maybe let others know what else could you version with svn successfully. I haven't tried others besides ascii files and docs.

Ever wonder what changes do you make last week in your document? You want to revert your document to your last week and now you have to think hard to remember what you wrote. Such obstacles are not a part of open source developers working from around the world on the same project; the source code versioning system was developed to mitigate the potential problems and conflicts in collaboration projects. This is not-to-be-ignored system if a team of developers are working on a project. We won't delve into source code versioning but the same idea can be applied to your personal documents.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

nusoap is easy

I used soap for the first time and in php. It was easy. Just one simple example will get you going.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Ovidiu Predescu's Weblog: Copyright and licenses

Ovidiu Predescu's Weblog: Copyright and licenses
this is interesting .. understanding of licences is of utmost importance if you are in IT field, in particular open source. I still need to do through study of all those licences...

Thursday, March 23, 2006

ClamWin is great

Don't know how but our intranet was invaded by worms today. After googling for some time, clamwin came to the rescue, the open sourse anti virus is also able to detect those worms. However when I tried to run clamwin in command prompt, it gave error showing some linux path /usr/..., must have been a bug, but i haven't checked it throughly. Well this open source product also runs on linux and it doesn't have huge size, I haven't checked all the features yet. I hope it is enough for personal use.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

MSSql server..why difficult to configure?

MSsql server is more than little hard in configuring. Previously i did many hours of study to make that server work in the network, i mean i could n't run the server in the port listening mode. Finally upgrading to SQLServer2k SP3 helps and now i don't have any problem in accessing the database from across the network. However I don't like MSSql server, first of all it is hard to configure, finding solutions to problems is not an easy task, it has lots of dependencies scattered around the hard disk. Hail mysql and firebird.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

completed my site

Today i was busy preparing my site, that i developed in mambo. I think Mambo is good for personal site. Before I tried with Drupal ( and i felt it was a little huge and complex for a personal site. Hopefully I will upload the entire site by tomorrow. see

Now you will find that site is developed in domAPI, an amazing javascript library, you can move icons around in as in your desktop and you have to double click the icon to see the content. Though the looks is appealing, loading entire set of javascript library is slow, the major reason for porting to mambo ( .

I found a useful tool xnview (, that allows batch processing of images like renaming, resizing and a lot more.., which i needed for my site gallery.