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Joomla! 1.5 Beginner's Guide

guysmilee Joomla is great! (74 comments)

Joomla is simply some of the best FOSS available.

I am an 'Average Joe C programmer' and have used Joomla to create at least 4 simple sites in under a weekend of work (including writing my own templates, and components).

My only complaint with Joomla has been that the CMS does not have automated way to download and install CMS/component/template/module updates (e.g. something like apt-get update/upgrade). Unless you keep on top of security patches your site is very likely to be cracked within a year in my experience. However, that said, if you keep on top of the updates the you're likely to save yourself a whack of work by using Joomla.

Joomla 1.0.x, and 1.5.x, have both been amazing and keep getting better IMOP! I look very forward to 1.6!!

more than 4 years ago

Exam Board Deletes C and PHP From CompSci A-Levels

guysmilee Re:Maybe I'm missing something (663 comments)

Insightful ? This dude is just wrong bloody wrong!

more than 4 years ago

How To Behave At a Software Company?

guysmilee Contribute to your co-workers having a 9 to 5 day (842 comments)

Contribute to your co-workers having a 9 to 5 day ... no one likes to work with people they have to clean up after ... basically just do your job!

more than 4 years ago

C Programming Language Back At Number 1

guysmilee Recession? (535 comments)

I am very surprised C's increase in popularity came during a recession?

more than 4 years ago

BioShock 2's First DLC Already On Disc

guysmilee Improvements? (466 comments)

So will user feedback be included in the update? Will the game be any better? I expect no on both accounts. Sounds like someone needs to take some lessons from Valve.

more than 4 years ago

IBM's Newest Mainframe Is All Linux

guysmilee So long EBCDIC! (251 comments)

You be missed!

more than 4 years ago

Happy 5th Birthday To Firefox

guysmilee Re:So bloated... (252 comments)

And it will psychoanalyze your browsing habbits at the same time ... "So why do you say 'does it run linux?'"

more than 4 years ago

Are Software Developers Naturally Weird?

guysmilee Yes but ... (579 comments)

do they run linux?

more than 4 years ago

IBM's Supreme Court Brief Says That Patents Drive Free Software

guysmilee Ever tried reading a patent (284 comments)

Ever tried reading a patent ... the written in a way that helps no one!!!

about 5 years ago

IBM Tries To Patent Offshoring

guysmilee Does this not ... ? (242 comments)

Does this not simply outsource management decisions to a computer?

more than 5 years ago

More IT Pros Could Turn To E-Crime In Poor Economy

guysmilee My Plan (112 comments)

1.) Work a few years. 2.) Wait for recession. ... ... ... 6.) Profit.

more than 5 years ago

Linux Foundation Asks Who Says "I'm Linux" Best

guysmilee how about ... (459 comments)

I am John/Sue ... This is my Linux (hold up phone, mp3 player, point to server rack, google) etc

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft To Open Retail Stores

guysmilee XBOX store? (535 comments)

MS store? Unless they are inside a best buy ... this is doomed ...

more than 5 years ago

Teachers Need an Open Source Education

guysmilee Re:Priorities (440 comments)

OH PLEASE! Teachers pick text books on the grounds that: - the book is affordable by school/students - the book is useful Technology used in school should be selected on these same rules! Let's not fart around here ... this is a really easy choice these days ... just go grab ubuntu/debian/fedora etc and move with your life instead of having BS meeting about "Computers are hard!" Computers are in fact VERY EASY ... much like a good text book!

more than 5 years ago

Teachers Need an Open Source Education

guysmilee Re:Do they ever! (440 comments)

I suppose that comment means your a Mac user. Just a quick FYI! "I Use A Mac" != "I am Technically Savvy"

more than 5 years ago



Whats so hard about multi-core programming?

guysmilee guysmilee writes  |  more than 6 years ago

guysmilee (720583) writes "Hey folks this is maybe a fairly abstract question, but I figured I would ask anyways. What is supposedly so hard about multi core programming on embedded systems? I understand the basics of embedded and concurrent programming is there something else I am missing? Do i need to research software engineering tools etc to build a system or is my university comp sci back ground enough? What am I missing ... am I incredibly naive to think that this is "no big deal"?"

guysmilee guysmilee writes  |  more than 7 years ago

guysmilee (720583) writes "Are XBOX 360 sales a potential indicator of people not wanting to buy new pc's?

With all the news of XBOX winning the next generation console wars I can't help but wonder if this is because microsoft home pc's users no longer want to upgrade there home pc to play games?

Especially if many 1st time console buyers are being attracted to the 360 (link here). I really think things are starting to look like windows vista may not have a great start this year in early sales."


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