I am a seasoned software designer, developer and consultant. In business since 1998. Having worked for many years in public and private sectors in different countries, I have gained deep understanding of various approaches to software development processes. Exposure to multiple cultures, work with demanding clients in fast paced environments developed my communication and business skills. My approach is result-oriented, constructive and pragmatic.
After many years of development, GnuCash - the open source personal and small business money management application, has moved to version 2.0. This is essentially a port go gtk2/Gnome2, and will hopefully, run on Windows as well, given true cross-platform open source and high quality tool for everyone.
Quite a funny optical illusion - it looks like the little green dragon turns its head to follow you as your position moves, but it actually doesn't! Follow the link to see the original video, demonstrating the curious effect.
If you pay by a credit or debit card in one of the stores, belonging to large chains like Sainsbury's, Tesco and so on, you can see on their receipts a disclaimer, stating something like "2.5% of total due is paid to Big-Name Cards Processing Ltd. to cover the transaction costs. This does not affect the total amount paid by you".
According to this blog, some Chinese engineers claim, that they managed to reverse-engineer the protocol, used in Skype VoIP products. They are also said to be developing an example application implementing the protocol, which will be able to communicate with other Skype clients.