Subway Sounds

on Apr 08, 2001

New subway cars were recently put in service in New York city. I had my first ride with one of them today, on the 6 line from Astor Place to 59th st. And I don’t like them. It’s not that I generally h…

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MetroCard Mess

on Apr 04, 2001

MetroCard Vending Machines, Brooklyn Bridge station, New York





Metrocard Vending Machines. If you’ve been on a subway station in New York during the last year or two, you know what I’m talking about: The humongous boxes that people use to buy the MetroCards you…

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The Future of the Database

on Sep 24, 2000

New Groups of Users



Within the last few years, relational database management systems (RDBMS), such as Oracle and Sybase, has seen a whole new class of users. Up until recently, an RDBMS was primarily…

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Datastructures in Tcl

on Sep 18, 2000

This document will teach you a little about building more complex data structures in Tcl. I’m assuming you already know basic Tcl stuff. If you don’t you can pick up some at <a href=”http://www.arsdig…

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Upgrading an ACS Installation

on Jun 19, 2000

This document will walk you through upgrading ACS from one major version to the next. If you need to upgrade across several major versions, take them one at a time. If you haven’t kept up-to-date for …

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Task Manager

on Jun 08, 2000

Yet another software design proposal.



The Big Picture



I need a tool to help me manage my time. It’s my time, and the tool should recognize that fact. It shouldn’t try to make me do anything I won’t, a…

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HTML for ACS Use

on May 22, 2000

Ever wondered how you could make your postings in forums, news and similar places more interesting?



HTML is the answer and you can learn the basics in just a few minutes. Read on if you would like to e…

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Task Board

on May 20, 2000

Humans work best when they can concentrate on one task at a time. But very often, in order to accomplish your task, there are a number of subtasks that need to be done first. These necessary subtasks …

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UI For Diagramming Software

on May 17, 2000

When I want to write something, writing on computer is much more efficient than writing it with pen and paper. But then I want to throw in a quick diagram or a drawing to illustrate my point, and the …

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