I haven't posted much to this site recently. In the future I want to fix that and start publishing more often. I plan to introduce a few new topics, aside from software and finance. In particular, photography and health & fitness will be covered. Stay tuned.
I have upgraded my hosting database to MySQL 5. Let's see whether it gives me any trouble. So far it seems to be much faster, than the previous version.
Ever wondered how to convert a Word document into PDF? Or wanted to share a PowerPoint presentation with a Linux user? You can do it very easily by using PDFCreator - an open source printing driver for Windows operating systems.
An interesting article in The Ecomist - drug dealing analyzed just as any regular industry. More entertainment, than a real business case.
On the last day of spring 2007 I attended the great party, organized by RiC and held at the City offices of Ashurst. Ksenia and Julia deserve huge thanks for going through all the pains and brining all the people together, and the same applies to Ashurst, of course, for providing the place, as well as wining, feeding and entertaining us all for the whole evening.
Have a look at the new project - Burstsort.
Quoting from Wikipedia:
Burstsort and its variants are cache-efficient algorithms for sorting strings and are faster than quicksort and radix sort for large data sets.
If we want to be more environmentally friendly, we should consider reusing our glasses in pubs. When you order the same type of beer/wine/whatever, there is no need to use another container for your drink - simply handle over the empty one to the bartender and ask him/her to refill. This will save quite a lot of resources, wasted on dish washing, and your health won't be compromised.