Posts Tagged ‘software’

My D-Link DIR-615 N300 wireless router has serious issues with dropouts whenever you use any kind of wireless security (WPA, WEP etc.). This is a big problem that a large number of people have also reported, and there were no official firmware updates available. This lead me to stumble upon DD-WRT, an open source based […]

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 at 17:31 0 comments

Do you want to see what an iPad user sees when they look at your website? Well there is a simple way to check it out without buying an iPad on either Windows or Mac: Download and install Safari (if you don’t already  have it) Edit -> Preferences (or Safari -> Preferences on a Mac) […]

Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 09:02 4 comments

We recently started moving toward Agile software development at work, and I was feeling a bit uncertain. The core reason for this uncertainty was that Agile is a developer-centric methodology and I didn’t understand how I fitted in as a Business Analyst, Project Manager and/or Product Manager. Now I am a big fan of constant change, […]

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 18:36 0 comments

I was looking for good Product Management reading material, and was referred by a friend to the book “Getting Real” by 37Signals. What did I like? This book gets straight to the point, there is no bullshit whatsoever and it makes no apologies for that. Equally there is no room for bullshit in the product; […]

Monday, July 27th, 2009 at 23:35 0 comments

Exchange 2007 uses SSL certificates extensively across the IMAP, POP, IMAP, UM and IIS services. I assumed that adding an SSL certificate to one of the Domain Controllers would propogate that certificate across all the controllers. I guess it makes sense that I was wrong, SSL certificates aren’t something you want spread or activated widely. […]

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 at 19:02 0 comments

Xero touts itself as “The world’s easiest accounting system”. I don’t think they have much competition as far as usability goes in the accounting space, but I would guess that is because their competition probably think it is impossible to reduce accounting functionality into a usable package. I have had an extensive play with their demo, […]

Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 18:45 14 comments

The core promise of SaaS is that it will help you deliver services more efficiently. Instead of trying to manage software projects (which can easily get expensive and out of control) a company can outsource non-core development and deploy an SaaS solution almost instantly. In the current economic downturn many people have been watching SaaS […]

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 at 11:55 2 comments

Amit Mital kicked off TechEd Australia 2008 today with a keynote presentation on Microsoft’s view of how software and services will develop in the future, particularly in relation to their new Live Mesh offering. There is a good summary of his presentation on the TechEd New Zealand site, it seems they got an identical opening […]

Thursday, September 4th, 2008 at 00:46 0 comments

SAAS is a cheap delivery model right? Well it depends if you are a technical or a business oriented person. There was a very interesting article on Business Spectator today regarding the costs of deploying SAAS software. One of the most interesting statistics for me was that Salesforce.com (one of the few genuinely profitable SAAS […]

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 at 14:36 0 comments

Let me say this from the start, I think Open Source software is the way of the future. Let me also say that I am not a lawyer. On that point I find it incredibly ironic that the urban definition of the IANAL acronym disclaimer directly references the GPL. This is even taken one step […]

Thursday, August 21st, 2008 at 22:57 1 comment