... until the collector arrives ...

This "blog" is really just a scratchpad of mine. There is not much of general interest here. Most of the content is scribbled down "live" as I discover things I want to remember. I rarely go back to correct mistakes in older entries. You have been warned :)


SQL Server 2000 vs LOG and SQRT

If you attempt to take the LOG or SQRT of a negative number in SQL Server 2000, it fails quietly but catastrophically.  Should a query attempt to perform one of these operations, the result set is empty -- all rows are discarded.  No error is reported, neither to the client nor in the SQL Server logs.



OpenLaszlo will now compile its applications down to DHTML (in addition to the Flash that it has always done).


Quick Highlighter

Quick Highlighter is an on-line service that can generate pretty looking output for code in many languages.  My favourite feature of this service is that it hyperlinks built-in constructs to their reference pages -- especially for less popular languages like Haskell.



Hadoop is Apache's Java implementation of the map-reduce concurrent programming model.



Server2Go is an out-of-the box Apache/PHP/MySQL stack that can run off read-only media (and writable media as well).


OpenSourceCMS is a web site that hosts sandboxes for many of the open source CMS systems.  It provides a painless way to try out the various products.

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