Great speaker tips

Tips on how to speak in front of an audience, by Professor Patrick Winston of the MIT. Great resource if you are doing a lot of presentations, be them courses, commercial presentations, motivational talks or any kind of meeting where…

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Working on online translation for Akelos

We are currently working on the development (or co-development, as a base was made available to us by the Akelos team itself) of a plugin to Akelos that fixes the current problems of language variables duplication, deprecation and need for…

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Sakai tricky to install from normal Linux distribution

We have a student working for us on comparisons between various LMSes here, and we recently moved on to Sakai. We’ve been looking a bit at installing it on an Ubuntu 9.04 and boy… is this a challenge. While there…

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100 resources for Freemind

I’m stealing a post from Marie here, to remind myself of a great list of resources linked to Freemind, that allow for extending the use of the tool: http://www.mindmeister.com/33158470/100-ressources-autour-de-freemind No time to analyse now, but I will surely need that…

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Cal, Chris and Derick changing jobs

There seems to be a strange mood going on among a few of the top PHP activists and core developers. Chris Shiflett changed job recently (about two months ago), and today Cal Evans declared he would be leaving ibuildings, almost…

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Be an open-source start-up

To be a startup, a company has to be a product business, not a service business. By which I mean not that it has to make something physical, but that it has to have one thing it sells to many…

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cPanel, Fantastico, GNUPanel, cPAddOn, etc

I’ve been investigating a little bit about cPanel and Fantastico. I first thought they were open-source. They’re not. Then I thought it would be easy to develop scripts to manage my own open-source web application. It’s not possible because of…

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Oracle Spatial with PHP (links)

Just to make sure I found this again later… http://blogs.oracle.com/opal/2008/03/location_awareness_with_oracle.html gives an example of Oracle Spatial queried from PHP http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/php/index.html is the Oracle homepage for PHP Developers

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Loop11 user testing web application

Today I found Loop11.com (through a job advert in the Australian Web Standards Group mailing), an interesting site allowing for user testing (for $350) of your site for up to 1000 users. The application puts a JavaScript layer on top…

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GMail Sender header problem and using other domains

I’ve been using GMail for a while now as an SMTP server to send my e-mails from other domains, no matter where I am going. What I realized later is that most of the e-mails I send are getting seen…

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