Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Go Bristol!

Bristol Switches to StarOffice.

Anyone can do it... Some PCs (in Woolworths of all places) come with StarOffice pre-installed. When I was at Amtrak (UK parcel company unrelated to American trains) they had thin client (X11) access to 3 Solaris 8 (x86) PCs which ran StarOffice 5.2. Enough for 100 users.

Yes, MS Office 2003 is pretty damn fine and some people may use sharepoint etc. but not many people do. So stop paying for MS Office, please. StarOffice is cheap and OpenOffice is free.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Sometimes I hate PHP 4...

PHP4 is OK. Let's face it, it's the Perl 5 of web-languages. It has an OO system that's not that great but it's there and means you can do most rudimentary things. But apparently you can't do this:


which pretty much is a standard way of thinking in my brain. Arse.