Misc

  • Structured vs unstructured information

    This article was first written in September 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/293). What is “structured information” ? It is information that is already structured in fields, such as “date”, “title”, “subject”, “unit price”, “quantity”, “total price”, “commission percentage”. Typically, what you find in a record of a relational database table. When information is structured, […]

  • Sun Useful Links

    This article was first written in June 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/279). The following links proved to be really useful when dealing with Sun hardware and software: Sun BigAdmin SunFreeware OpenSolaris and of course: Sun

  • A few useful acronyms

    CMS: Content Management System CRM: Customer Relationship Management ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning VoIP: Voice over IP IP: Internet Protocol SIP: Session-Initiated Protocol RFC: Request For Comments IRC: Internet Relay Chat FTP: File Transfer Protocol KM: Knowledge Management LAMP: Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP LAPP: Linux-Apache-PostgreSQL-PHP ICT: Information & Communication Technologies ASP: Active Server Pages JSP: Java Server Pages HTML: […]

  • Cover only one topic per e-mail and give a sensible subject

    This article was first written in March 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/213). Answering under the question should be the default. Similarly, and to avoid complicating answering to e-mails, try to cover only one topic (even huge) per e-mail. It will not cost you more to split your different subjects in several messages, and […]