Got Web 2.0?

Ajax Hacks takes you step by step through an 80 tips journey going from the very basics – how to GET or POST – to advanced topics like performance tuning, caching and web services interaction. AJAX Hacks by Bruce Perry ISBN: 0-596-10169-4

Raise your hand!

Two days ago, while surfing a gov’s page, I got stuck at the very last step of a report generator. I right clicked the page, looked for a link and see the problem: an tag with a classid parameter. That object referenced a PDF file. And because the problem could be fixed by adding a simple link, I decided to give them a call. A lady answered the phone and listened carefully to my request.

Skype

How to Install Skype in Ubuntu I just downloaded it and have to tell you it works great. Download installer from Skype website Double click and install downloaded file (you will need admin privileges) Once installed you will find it under Applications -> Internet If you get a “Problem with Audio Playback” message when doing a Test Call: In Skype, go to Options -> Sound Devices and change “Sound Out” to something else than “Default device”, in my case I selected VIA 8237.

Interesting Facts

Lastname: Jaimes Did you know… Jaimes is patronymic from the spanish personal name Jaime? Most Jaimes in the U.S. live in Texas? Top five departure places to the U.S. are Germany, Sweden, Venezuela, Preussen and Ireland? Oldest immigration record dates from Aug 20, 1872 and belongs to Marie C. Jaimes, who was born in Germany and departed to the U.S. from Liverpool, England? Life expectancy for Jaimes is 50 years?

Linux Console

Update your computer You can update your computer from the console by executing the following commands: apt-get update apt-get upgrade Installing a PDF print server on Ubuntu 7 Server This document is too long to be here, so I moved it here: Installing a PDF print server on Ubuntu 7 Server ISO images How to create an iso image: mkisofs -r -l -o dvd.iso source-folder/ How to burn a dvd image: growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/hdc=dvd.

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) desktop

Sweet… Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 Controls: Clearlooks Window Border: Clearlooks Alternative Icons: Dropline Neu!

IIS tips and tricks

Running multiple versions of the .NET framework in IIS When you install a new .NET framework in your IIS server some applications can stop working showing you the following error: Server Application Unavailable In the event viewer you will find this: the same IIS process. Please use the IIS Administration Tool to reconfigure your server to run the application in a separate process. This happens because different .NET frameworks can run in the same server, but cannot share the same application pool, so, to solve this:

Recipes

Spinach and Mandarin Salad (2 servings) 1/2 cup chopped peanuts 2 mandarines 2 cups deinfected and sliced spinach 1/2 cup de granos de elote cocidos Dressing: 1 cucharadita de mostaza 1 y media cucharadita de vinagre blanco 3 cucharadas de aceite de oliva 2 cucharadas de jugo de mandarina o naranja natural Sal y pimienta al gusto Preparación: Coloca los cacahuates en una sartén y tuéstalos hasta que queden ligeramente dorados.

C# Tips and Tricks

Reading Outlook Contacts Have you ever realized all you can do if Outlook contacts information were located into a database? If you have, this tip is for you. The first step is to take all that information out from Outlook so we can transform it into series of insert/update statements. Start Microsoft Visual C# Express (you can download it for free from Microsoft’s site pending link). Once downloaded and installed, create a new project and add Outlook’s library to it:

Some words on Java, C# and C++

I have always considered myself a C++ guy. That was one of the first languages I learned. But, life has taken me through many different paths, and I have needed to learn others. It was seven years ago, when I tried my first cup of Java and I realized objects were a must: Why did I need to create an additional class to return a compound value? another file?, I could do a “one-liner” in C++.