Resources from the web site of Well House Consultants on the subject of Other Software. We provide open source training course
and business hotel accommodation
in Melksham, Wiltshire, England
We specialise in open source languages and operating
systems such as Linux ... but that doesn't mean we don't
get involved in other software from Virus scanners to
FrameMaker, and from Office to Photoshop.
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|4038||Using Pygments to colour our training examples|
A browser receives text in a stream - as black and white, if you like. But the human eye prefers colour, so that's how modern, syntax aware editors display it for you, highlighting particular aspects of the text such as html tags in a different colour. Look what I mean:
For a number of years, we've ...
|3991||Email from Christopher Columbus to announce finding America?|
These days, when I'm away I usually sit working online in my hotel room, waking early to check overnight what's happened. On the train, my phone rings (oops! shoud have been on mute) and I dash for the vestibule to answer. And I see about half of the people in travel waiting rooms online. We're in ...
|3896||An email marathon|
Is sending out 26 different emails in a day a Marathon?
After an eventful morning (read all about it on my facebook page), I travelled from home to set up the systems I'll be using for the course I'm giving the rest of the week. As they're not my machines, I felt I needed to make sure I knew how ...
|3648||iPad and iPhone programming - our seminar weekend with Xcode|
Seeing the wood for the trees ... that's one of the major issues when you come to writing apps for the iPad and iPhone for the first time. And yesterday, Kyle, Elliot and myself sat down at a couple of Macs and came up with a demonstration first app from first principles.
There's lots of decisions ...
|3599||Seeing how Melksham has changed over the years, via an iPad|
I spent some time over the weekend working my way into iPad and iPhone programming, using XCode, and already I've written a "toy" application which lets me drag a slider and move through overlaid maps of Melksham to see how the town has grown over the years.
The original map is dated 1888, ...
|3584||QR codes - graphics images that provide quick phone links|
You'll have seen these printed "QR" codes turning up on printed documents such as railway timetables, brochures and business cards, and they allow you to wave your phone at the pattern and have a copy of the document (or other details) come up there in electronic form.
How do they work?
QR codes are ...
|3213||Should I use Open Source or Commercial software?|
If you're starting a new project, should you choose an Open Source solution, using software that's free at the point of distribution and for your use, or should you spend money buying a commercial piece of software?
First reaction - use open source"why pay when you can get something for free" Second ...
|2906||Switching from Adobe Photoshop to Gimp - testing it on animals|
We got an unexpected chance to stop away for a couple of nights - Lisa, me and Gypsy - and yesterday we headed out. Equally unexpected, we find ourselves back in Melksham tonight; "please find attached" to this article pictures from the return journey.
The new MacBook Pro I'm now using for almost ...
|2600||Go Programming Language and Courses?|
• What is Go?
Go is potentially the next generation C or C++. It's Open Source, developed internally by Google, already there and in use. Although computers have got many times faster since C and C++ were written, code development in systems languages has not, pushing people towards dynamically ...
|2470||Windows 7 and Open Source Programming|
Windows 7 went on sale at midnight ... and at ten past, I got my first bulk sales email with a subject line Windows 7 out now - time for a new PC. Slight pity that the graphic on the top of the email still says "PC World Recommends Windows Vista Home Premium" ;-).
But - in all seriousness - how will ...
|2191||RT @brento - a valuable source for the twitter newbie|
So I'm new(ish) on Twitter ... what do those @ symbols and things like RT and OT mean? Brent Ozar explains in his blog, and also tells us why people follow and why people don't follow. OK - I'm learning here; I know I'm doing some things that may discourage a proportion of followers. But then, I'm ...
|2106||Learning to Twitter / what is Twitter?|
Have you come across Twitter - http://twitter.com. I expect some of the folks who read here will have done so!
Twitter is a "microblog" - a message of up to 140 characters that you can update as often as you like ... and that message is called a tweet. Boris Johnson, Barak Obama, Steven Fry all twit ...
|75||It's just not cricket|
We love living in Melksham and it's so easy to do net searches for resources in the town; perhaps we should be thankful that our forebearers loved it too and never left to set up an identically-named city elsewhere in the world. By contrast, we've found it very hard to search for bathroom suppliers ...
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