Browsing articles by " benrobb"
Jan
22
2007

Cultural Differences

We had an interesting discussion in my web analytics class a few days ago. I was born in California, but grew up in Utah, which is culturally isolated by almost anyone’s standards, although that is beginning to change. With that little caveat, my intent is not to offend, but simply to explore some of what was said a little more. Our class notes can be found on the class website. One cause of increasing awareness […]

Jan
21
2007

The Truth About Vista

A professor of mine shared this story and I had to pass it on: “Today I had to drop by a local computer store and get, of all things, a floppy drive. Anyway while I was standing in this long, very slow line I overheard the computer expert at the counter say that Vista should be good, “because it is Unix based.” Well there you have it, the evil empire has seen the light and […]

Jan
20
2007

Coupling vs. Cohesion

Coupling & Cohesion are two terms often used in object-oriented software development. They sound rather similar, but have very different meetings. Coupling refers to one components unnecessary dependence on another components implementation. Cohesion refers to multiple components linked in logical and smart ways. Jeremy Leishman has shed a little more light on the topic. Coupling is the degree to which modules within a program rely on each other. If the modules interact through a stable […]

Jan
20
2007

Howto: Port forward to Your Virtual Machine

So sometimes I do things just for the fun factor. As mentioned in a previous post, I like having Windows server, but I prefer Linux for web-hosting. I finally found the solution to do both at the same time on one machine. In the real world people have been doing this for years, but it’s a first for me. After doing all my installing, I then installed VMWare’s now free VMWare Server. I downloaded the […]

Jan
19
2007

Flashed my Bios with AsusUpdate…Ooops!

So, after deliberating and waffling back and forth, I’ve decided to reinstall Windows 2003 Server Enterprise on my server. Only a week ago I backed everything up, wiped it clean and did a fresh install of Ubuntu64 the Edgy Eft edition, but there were a few things that didn’t work as well as planned. I love having a shell on my server for remote access, but the Samba server just doesn’t serve content quite as […]