Monthly Archives: August 2005

Essays…

It’s long, I won’t tell a lie, but it’s worth it. This essay by Paul Graham sets out some of the advantages of web applications over traditional desktop software, likening it to the last time there was a major revolution in software back in 1975 when a bloke called Bill Gates decided to start a… Read more »

Jumping on the bandwagon…

Well, everyone else is doing it, so why can’t I? (I know an album nearly called that). One of the biggest and most influential web design magazines has had a facelift, courtesy of golden boy Jason Santa Maria. It’s nice, very nice. Understated and classy, easy to navigate and only a snip away from validating… Read more »

Easy multi-word searching…

This SQL thing just keeps on getting better. After looking at the link I provided in my last post, I though that I could do something like that but which uses multiple tables and/or search words. Not particularly hard, I know, but very useful when it comes to databases that may or may not have… Read more »

More SQL goodness…

Searching for some code to help me provide better searches of a database, I found this little gem. For single-word searches it’s pretty useful, and it works with SQL Server and MySQL.

Out and about (19:45 pm)…

Memories, eh? Wonderful things. Like Keith describing Christian music as “the sweepings up from underneath Barry Manilow’s piano.” Classic :0)