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A Trip to Bellevue

Category: Washington State
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2010-09-28.
 

TRIP TO BELLEVUE

POSTED BY DONP ON SEPTEMBER - 28 - 2010COMMENTS OFF ON TRIP TO BELLEVUE

Well, I’m a little slow in posting, but I recently spent about a week in Bellevue, Washington.  I went to visit my brother and his family, and had hoped to get to see a little bit of what appeared on my first visit (in 2004?) to be a beautiful

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Libre AMS Advances One Step Further

Category: Technology
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2014-09-14.
 

LIBRE AMS ADVANCES ONE STEP FURTHER

POSTED BY DONP ON SEPTEMBER - 14 - 2014COMMENTS OFF ON LIBRE AMS ADVANCES ONE STEP FURTHER

In my previous post (opens in new tab) I wrote about creating a database in LibreOffice Base that one can use to compare a variety of products and services.  I am currently calling it the Libre Acquisitions

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Using LibreOffice Base to Compare Products and Services

Category: Technology
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2014-09-09.
 

USING LIBREOFFICE BASE TO COMPARE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

POSTED BY DONP ON SEPTEMBER - 9 - 2014COMMENTS OFF ON USING LIBREOFFICE BASE TO COMPARE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

In my work as a Facility Services Coordinator, I frequently need to organize the information in project proposals, bids and quotes into a readable format for my

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Distributing Your LibreOffice-PostgreSQL Database Across Systems &…

Category: Technology
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2013-08-04.
 

DISTRIBUTING YOUR LIBREOFFICE – POSTGRESQL DATABASE ACROSS SYSTEMS AND USERS – THE BASICS

POSTED BY DONP ON AUGUST - 4 - 2013COMMENTS OFF ON DISTRIBUTING YOUR LIBREOFFICE – POSTGRESQL DATABASE ACROSS SYSTEMS AND USERS – THE BASICS

I think it says something about the simplicity of distributing your LibreOffice-PostgresQL database

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lDinero: Importing Transaction History From the Bank

Category: Technology
Editor's Note:  This article originally appeared on 2013-07-29.
 

LDINERO: IMPORTING TRANSACTION HISTORY FROM THE BANK

POSTED BY DONP ON JULY - 29 - 2013COMMENTS OFF ON LDINERO: IMPORTING TRANSACTION HISTORY FROM THE BANK

I decided I want to be able to import my transaction history into lDinero to be able to ensure a higher level of accuracy in my records.  Doing so allows me to ensure I’m

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I'll Call It lDinero

Category: Technology
Editor's Note: This article first appeared on 2013-07-22.
 

I’LL CALL IT LDINERO

POSTED BY DONP ON JULY - 22 - 2013COMMENTS OFF ON I’LL CALL IT LDINERO

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I’ve been working on a database project to manage my finances – or at least to track my financial transactions.  I started out using PostgreSQL as the back-end “engine” to power this thing.  Now I am

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2013 SouthEast LinuxFest: What You Missed

Category: Community
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2013-06-11.
 

SOUTHEAST LINUXFEST: WHAT YOU MISSED

POSTED BY DONP ON JUNE - 11 - 2013COMMENTS OFF ON SOUTHEAST LINUXFEST: WHAT YOU MISSED

I have to say, if you missed the SouthEast Linux Fest, you definitely missed out!  It’s still a small, but growing Fest, and I missed a couple of notable groups this year.  Even so, the speakers and their

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Using LTree for Hierarchical Structures in PostgreSQL

Category: PostgreSQL
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2013-02-24.
 

USING LTREE FOR HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURES IN POSTGRESQL

POSTED BY DONP ON FEBRUARY - 24 - 2013COMMENTS OFF ON USING LTREE FOR HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURES IN POSTGRESQL

If you ever need to work with hierarchical structures in a relational database system, I would like to recommend using PostgreSQL with the ltree module.  Trust me, it

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Dia or Umbrello For College Database Class

Category: Technology
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2013-01-31.
 

DIA OR UMBRELLO FOR COLLEGE DATABASE CLASS?

POSTED BY DONP ON JANUARY - 31 - 2013COMMENTS OFF ON DIA OR UMBRELLO FOR COLLEGE DATABASE CLASS?

I am taking an introductory database class focused on designing databases.  The class uses Microsoft Visio, but the professor has made clear we can use the tools available for our operating

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My Experience With The ZaTab

Category: Technology
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2012-11-05
 

MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE ZATAB

POSTED BY DONP ON NOVEMBER - 5 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE ZATAB

I am now the owner of a ZaTab from ZaReason.  I have long desired to have any of this company’s products, but I now actually have a 10-inch ZaTab running Android 4.0 (a.k.a., Ice Cream Sandwich).  I thought I would share

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E-Mail Security For the Average Person

Category: Cybersecurity
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2012-08-22
 

E-MAIL SECURITY FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON

POSTED BY DONP ON AUGUST - 22 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON E-MAIL SECURITY FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON

On Monday I wrote a fairly technical rant about e-mail security.  That may have been understandable for many of my techie friends, but I am not so sure about my non-techie friends.  Since the reason

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Why Do ISPs Refuse to Offer Secure E-mail Access

Category: Cybersecurity
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2012-08-20
 

WHY DO ISPS REFUSE TO OFFER SECURE E-MAIL ACCESS?

POSTED BY DONP ON AUGUST - 20 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON WHY DO ISPS REFUSE TO OFFER SECURE E-MAIL ACCESS?

Users of Road Runner’s POP e-mail servers are in danger of having their e-mail passwords intercepted every time they check their e-mail.  That is, malicious users can see your

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How Not to Discuss Libre Software in Collegiate Teaching Materials

Category: Technology
Editor's Note:  This article originally appeared on 2012-07-02.
 

HOW NOT TO DISCUSS LIBRE SOFTWARE IN COLLEGIATE TEACHING MATERIALS

POSTED BY DONP ON JULY - 2 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON HOW NOT TO DISCUSS LIBRE SOFTWARE IN COLLEGIATE TEACHING MATERIALS

I have been reading a collegiate textbook on Information Systems, which offers a discussion of “Open Source” (or libre) Customer Relationship Management

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Perú 2012 - General Observations

Category: Peru
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2012-05-24.
 

PERÚ TRIP – GENERAL OBSERVATIONS

POSTED BY DONP ON MAY - 24 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON PERÚ TRIP – GENERAL OBSERVATIONS

I thought I would add some general notes about our trip to Perú.  This isn’t so much a story as it is a collection of observations, for those who might have an interest in traveling to Perú at some point.  This is

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Perú 2012 - Visiting the Presidential Palace

Category: Peru
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2012-05-23.
 

VISITING THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE

POSTED BY DONP ON MAY - 23 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON VISITING THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE

We woke up early Saturday and went into Central Lima to visit the Presidential Palace.  We saw the changing of the guard, performed this time by the Peruvian Marines, and even a little something extra.

 

One of

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Perú 2012 - A Visit to Santa Anita

Category: Peru
Editor's Note:  This article originally appeared on 2012-05-22.
 

A VISIT TO SANTA ANITA

POSTED BY DONP ON MAY - 22 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON A VISIT TO SANTA ANITA

On Thursday, Maty prepared French toast for breakfast, after which we went into Santa Anita for lunch with one of her cousins.  We stayed in Santa Anita for dinner with another branch of the family.  All in all, it was a good, long

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Perú 2012 - A Misguided Adventure to Pachacamac

Category: Peru
Editor's Note:  This article originally appeared on 2012-05-21.
 

MISGUIDED ADVENTURE TO PACHACAMAC

POSTED BY DONP ON MAY - 21 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON MISGUIDED ADVENTURE TO PACHACAMAC

Tuesday involved a misadventure of epic proportions.  Well, we didn’t run into any sirens or get turned into frogs, as in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, but it was a pretty good misadventure nevertheless.  Maty was

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Perú 2012 - Celebrating With Pachamanca

Category: Peru
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2012-05-18.
 

CELEBRATING WITH PACHAMANCA

POSTED BY DONP ON MAY - 18 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON CELEBRATING WITH PACHAMANCA

We spent most of Saturday morning getting ready for the pachamanca, a great form of cooking out, that involves heating rocks until they are hot, then using the rocks to cook the food.  If you have never had real, Peruvian

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Perú 2012 - From the Heights of Buenos Aires to the Pool of Tinajon

Category: Peru
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2012-05-17
 

FROM THE HEIGHTS OF BUENOS AIRES TO THE POOL OF TINAJON

POSTED BY DONP ON MAY - 17 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON FROM THE HEIGHTS OF BUENOS AIRES TO THE POOL OF TINAJON

It was a rough two days.  On Wednesday I climbed up to Buenos Aires via the steps, and on Thursday we took a taxi up to Tinajon, a small resort just off the River Santa

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Perú 2012 - A Birthday Visit to Brisas del Titicaca

Category: Peru
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2012-05-16
 

A BIRTHDAY VISIT TO BRISAS DEL TITICACA

POSTED BY DONP ON MAY - 16 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON A BIRTHDAY VISIT TO BRISAS DEL TITICACA

On Friday, the 4th, Maty dragged me, kicking and screaming to be sure, to Brisas del Titicaca, a dance club run by the Peruvian Cultural Association.  They offer two shows, one at lunch and the other

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Perú 2012 - Relaxing and Celebrating in Chosica

Category: Peru
Editor's Note:  This article originally appeared on 2012-05-15.
 

RELAXING AND CELEBRATING IN CHOSICA

POSTED BY DONP ON MAY - 15 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON RELAXING AND CELEBRATING IN CHOSICA

We spent Monday and Tuesday mostly just relaxing – picking a few avocados, going shopping and simply hanging out.  Tuesday was Maty’s son’s birthday, so we passed the day in Chosica, stopping for celebratory

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Perú 2012 - Perú's Chirimoya Festival

Category: Peru
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on 2012-05-14.  It is re-posted here due to a new content management system.
 

PERU’S CHIRIMOYA FESTIVAL 2012

POSTED BY DONP ON MAY - 14 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON PERU’S CHIRIMOYA FESTIVAL 2012

I thought I had died and gone to Heaven.  I was surrounded by Maty and her wonderful family, about half way up in the Peruvian highlands, sitting under a

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Brash Es Tu Administrador de Basura Por Bash

Category: Technology
Aviso: Este articulo estaba publicado originalmente en 2012-04-25.  Esá publicado otra vez porque hay un sistema nuevo de contenidos.
 

BRASH ES TU ADMINISTRADOR DE BASURA POR BASH

POSTED BY DONP ON ABRIL - 25 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON BRASH ES TU ADMINISTRADOR DE BASURA POR BASH

No borras tus archivos!  Puedes guardarlos!  Brash es un administrador de basura por el shell Bash.  Puedes descartar

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Brash: Restore Files Where You Want Them

Category: Technology
Editor's Note: This article first appeared on 2012-04-023.  It is re-posted here under a new content system.
 

BRASH: RESTORE FILES WHERE YOU WANT THEM

POSTED BY DONP ON APRIL - 23 - 2012COMMENTS OFF ON BRASH: RESTORE FILES WHERE YOU WANT THEM

I made a little more progress with the Brash shell script this week.  I cleaned up the toss() function a bit and modified the restore() function so

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