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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 […]

Jan
19
2007

Now Powered By Typo

If you’ve been viewing my blog recently, you’ll now notice that the theme has changed and everything looks rather differently. There’s a good reason for this. I’ve now switched to Typo, a RubyOnRails powered blogging engine. I spent quite a bit of time evaluating a few different options, compared features, etc. I’ll post the results of that later, because I figure it might save many other folks hours of work, but for now, the important […]

Jan
18
2007

Online Video

I find the term “viral marketing” interesting enough in it’s own right, but as I understand it, it certainly applies to online video. The term “viral” just seems to bring bad connotations to mind. Maybe it’s because a virus spreads by infecting, devouring, and eventually destroying it’s host, but I find it interesting that the frustrated marketers in attempts to shove more advertisements in your face have turned to “viral” tactics to achieve their goals. […]