New WYSIWYG Editor
Written by Erik Neff   
Monday, 06 March 2006
A new WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) content editor has been released for Joomla!, called JCE.  It is based on an older component called mosCE, which was adapted from the TinyMCE-EXT code released 2 years ago.  The editor supports some of the more obvious basic content creation fascilities offered in productivity suites like microsoft word that have been inexplicably absent from the default Joomla! installation.

The following is a copy and paste from html created in a Gmail compose window:

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Back The F:\ Up!
Written by Erik Neff   
Monday, 27 February 2006
This is Part 1 of my quest to find the "ULTIMATE" backup solution.  In this part, I explain how to best go about setting your computer to easily be backed up, and talk about my discoveries that have lead me realize the fundamental problem for users wanting to back up their data:  You can't backup files that are in use.  Part 2 will put the various products on the market to the test.
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Microsoft, The Death Of
Written by Erik Neff   
Saturday, 25 February 2006
With the latest onslaught of musings that Microsoft's forthcoming operating system Windows Vista will not be quickly adopted, the future of Microsoft as a company is starting to come into serious question.
 
In the mid-90's, Microsoft began forcasting that the modern incarnation of the hard-drive-based PC was outdated, and would be supplanted by that of web-based computers as early as the year 2000.  Accompanying that prediction was the forcast that Microsoft's .NET Architecture would be the vehicle that powers this fundamental paradigm shift, and that the .NET Architecture wouldn't be riddled with bugs and inefficiencies.  Much like Bill Gates' statement in '94 that the internet was "just a fad", it appears that their predictions have once again turned up wrong across the board.  However, despite Microsoft's perpetual ineptitude at anticipating what the future holds for computing, it appears that they may have been right after all regarding the power of the web-based computer...
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Cheap Laser Printer Guide
Written by Erik Neff   
Wednesday, 22 February 2006
For one reason or another, Sailors always seem to have potty mouths.  This guide pays homage to those afformentioned men of the sea.  Consider yourself warned. 

About a year ago, I researched the low-cost monochrome laser printer market and decided to get NCIX's lowest-cost printer, the Samsung ML-1520.  One of the reasons this printer was so low-cost was because they were imported from the U.K. and thus had virtually no support or even recognition of their existinance anywhere in samsung.com or samsung.ca, and who would...
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