Category Archives: Data Geek

PostgreSQL database documentation of to_char() – explaining money and string formatting

The postgres documentation at http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.3/interactive/functions-formatting.html is a bit lacking on examples as to how to format money. For instance, the FM template pattern applies to both Date/Time and numeric, so Table 9-23 needs to have FM in it as well. … Continue reading

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Communicating with Venture Capitalists

I just sent this email to a buddy of mine and thought I’d share. . . . Venture capitalists are an interesting bunch. They lose interest quickly or they’re pulled in so many directions that it is hard to get … Continue reading

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Changing and Adding File Extensions Recognized by Dreamweaver CS4

Adobe has a nice document that somewhat explains how to get Dreamweaver to recognize files by their extension, but it hasn’t been updated for cs4 yet (or maybe they moved it?) http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_16410 For CS4, edit the Extensions.txt file found in … Continue reading

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Do not use Twitter Updater by Victoria Chan

http://blog.victoriac.net/blog/twitter-updater In v2.6 it double tweets and also posts auto-saved drafts. Fail. Sorry Victoria. There are just too many bugs. Use this instead: http://alexking.org/projects/wordpress

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Create Database fails in Plesk: data trucated for obj_class

When trying to create a new mysql database in Plesk, you may run into the following error: DB query failed: Data truncated for column ‘obj_class’ at row 1 When viewing the details of the error, your screen may look like … Continue reading

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Twitpic’s Fail Whale

www.twitpic.com fails poorly when too many people are connected Show larger image

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The Next Apple Phone: iPhone OG

Images obtained on the Internet seem to indicate a patent being filed and awarded for an Apple phone. No work from Apple Computers about this “old school” throwback design.  Some call it retro, others call it totally rad and gnarly. … Continue reading

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How to make FileZilla Ignore Dreamweaver Support Files

Since FileZilla can upload up to 10 files simultaneously, it makes it ideal for pushing an entire website live. But what if you are in development mode and want to push the next beta version of your system up to … Continue reading

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The most unbalanced Internet pipe ever?

I dont think Mediacom wants me to upload anything. . . I’m getting 7,569 kbps down and 489 kbps up.

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Google Maps + Weather Data . . .awesome

So Clint twittered about Google maps and weather data.  Then I found this. Forget ShowMeWeather.com (which goes down every time it rains) and watch out komu.com awesome

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