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A look at Unicode with bash on Windows

When I wrote this blog about “bash on Windows” a few days ago I omitted one issue, that I already knew about. This is because it needs some elaboration that did not ‘fit in’ the previous blog. So I will do it here.

It is about Unicode. Unicode always was a pain in “cmd” and with the arrival of “bash” in Windows, this has become more significant and important. Actually on any recent *nix platform user will not do anything to make Unicode work ‘out of the box’ in the console and display all or almost all scripts (though I have noticed that the completeness of the ‘monospace’ font mostly used in the Linux console varies between Linux distros – with …

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Hello dear readers and attendees,

This is the post that I will be/ will have been referencing during my presentation to the Seattle Central Community College’s Byte club on Thursday, December 10th at 1500-1630.

I will begin with a bit of an autobio and find out what kind of students we have in attendance. Please feel free to comment if you’d like to keep in touch before or after the presentation. I will discuss some of the bits and pieces of some industry standard platforms which I’ve developed, deployed, maintained, managed, co-operated, administered and replaced. We can discuss some of the patterns that work well in the industry, and some that are a bit harder to tame.

Once we have touched most of the areas of specialization represented at the meeting, I will dive in to an AngularJS demo I am developing in github here:

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Log Buffer #435: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Sun of database technologies is shining through the cloud technology. Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL and various other databases are bringing forth some nifty offerings and this Log Buffer Edition covers some of them.


  • How to create your own Oracle database merge patch.
  • Finally the work of a database designer will be recognized! Oracle has announced the Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards.
  • Oracle Documents Cloud Service R4: Why You Should Seriously Consider It for Your Enterprise.
  • Mixing Servers in a Server …
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Steven Sinofsky on Disruption

There is a good article over at Re-Code by ex-Microsoft VP Steven Sinofsky called "The Four Stages of Disruption".  It describes the evolution of products and markets through disruption, drawing from Sinofsky's own insights and also building on the work of Everett Rogers ("The Diffusion of Innovations") and Clayton Christensen ("The …

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Microsoft Licences

Recently I got the opportunity to be a part of the windows team. We are (yes still are) using a microsoft (yes the same microsoft) product to handle one of our websites due to legacy bindings - user base, existing technology, backend team. My first encounter with microsoft on the enterprise end was when we were trying to use Microsoft Navision - supply chain management solution - in one of my

Linus on Instantiation and Armadaification

I feel a sense of pride when I think that I was involved in the development and maintenance of what was probably the first piece of software accepted into Debian which then had and still has direct up-stream support from Microsoft. The world is a better place for having Microsoft in it. The first operating system I ever ran on an 08086-based CPU was MS-DOS 2.x. I remember how thrilled I was when we got to see how my friend’s 80286 system ran BBS software that would cause a modem to dial a local system and display the application as if it were running on a local machine. Totally sweet.

When we were living at 6162 NE Middle in the nine-eight 292, we got an 80386 which ran Doom. Yeah, the original one, not the fancy new one with the double barrel shotgun, but it would probably run that one, too. It was also …

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MySQL Workbench 5.2.41 GA + Migration Wizard Available

The MySQL developer tools team announces the availability of version 5.2.41 of the MySQL Workbench GUI tool. This version has significant improvements in several parts of the tool and also includes the new Migration Wizard plugin.

The new Migration Wizard presents an easy to use GUI for migrating databases from third party products to MySQL. In this initial release, support for Microsoft SQL Server is included, in addition to other products that support ODBC, such as PostgreSQL.

Other improvements include:

  • More than 100 bug fixes
  • Code completion in the SQL Editor (beta)
  • Better handling of schema synchronization in modeling

For a full list of issues fixed in this release, see

Please get your copy from our Downloads …

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2012 to be year of Linux domination

Previously, I’ve called out years for non-desktop Linux in 2008, Linux in both the low and high-ends of the market in 2009, ‘hidden’ Linux in 2010 and last year, cloud computing in 2011. For 2012, I see continued growth, prevalence, innovation and impact from Linux, thus leading to a 2012 that is dominated by Linux.

I expect to see nothing but continued strength for Linux and …

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451 CAOS Links 2011.12.14

Jive goes public. webOS goes open source. Cloud Foundry goes .NET. And more.

# Jive Software started IPO at $12 a share, closing the day up nearly 30%.

# HP announced that it plans to release webOS under an open source license. Details are thin on the ground, although Fedora is reportedly an inspiration. Joel West’s post pretty much summed up my thoughts.

# Tier 3 …

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WebOS and the open alternative live another day

There has been no shortage of reaction to HP’s move to make the Linux-based WebOS open source software. Below, I offer some of my thoughts on the meaning for the different players affected.

*What’s it mean for WebOS?
Moving WebOS to open source was best option for HP. It retains some value in the software depending on its involvement. It is also the best fate for the code, rather then being sold or simmered to its IP and patent value or even used as another weapon in the ongoing mobile software patent wars. Still, the move comes amid huge developer and consumer uncertainty for WebOS. Nevertheless, at least WebOS was already in the market with a compelling products, the Palm the Pre, in the modern smartphone market. WebOS will hopefully have a faster path to open source than Symbian since the former is based on Linux. I still think the greatest opportunity for WebOS may be in serving as an …

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