Switching to database architecture

It's finally committed: I'm going to dive into the realms of database architecture. It's with some sentiment that I'm leaving the expertise field of Apache, J(2)EE and WebSphere, but seeing the database architecture field makes it up well. I'm starting to get acquainted with Oracle DB as first …

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Translations to "Linux Sea"

A few people have contacted me if they were allowed to translate the online book I'm writing (Linux Sea). Of course they are, the license allows it. However, I recommend to wait a bit. At this moment, I'm not going to release the docbook sources (I'm not writing it in …

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Draft PDF for Linux Sea

I've added a draft PDF version of my Linux Sea document. If you don't mind the A4 papersize and the bad typesetting of the text boxes (I still have lots of overflows to correct) it is quite usable.

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Extremely simple task manager

At work, I am often busy with quite a few projects. Yet, at times, I have no outstanding tasks because all of my tasks can only start when an event has occurred (like a server which is made available, or a budget that is approved) or another task has finished …

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hex2passwd, a password generator

I know that repeatable password generators are less secure than random character generators. After all, if you want a strong password, you can simply perform head -c 8 /dev/urandom | mimencode to obtain a nice, random password string.

However, in certain cases you might want to generate passwords given a …

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