Archive for October, 2011

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Case Statements

An unusual question I was once asked is why to use case statements when writing pseudo code rather than a series of if/else statements. Case Statements

Monday, October 24th, 2011

“The Art of R programming”

When it comes to statistics, R is possibly one of the simplest programming languages to use (as a free download it is certainly the cheapest). The only issue then is how to learn R in order to write your statistical programs, This book is the solution. Read my review of the book “The Art of […]

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Secret Files?

The location of certain files on your computer is only a secret if you don’t know where to look for them. If you don’t want someone being able to see files on your computer then deleting the files may not be enough since deleted files are only flagged for reuse and still contain their original […]

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Increasing Page Rank

There are two ways of increasing the (Larry) Page Rank of your web pages – one of them you can do yourself, the other relies more on other people. One of them can be the cause of your failing to get a good placement in the search engines while the other is an effect of […]

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

miniBB – Forum Script

Finding a forum to use with your web site depends very much on a variety of factors. One of these is how easily the forum can be actually integrated so that it looks like it is a part of the site. You may want to go further than that and actually make the forum function […]

Monday, October 3rd, 2011


CoffeeScript is a new language that has been developed in order to make JavaScript development easier. All CoffeeScript scripts are compiled into JavaScript. This book tells you how to set things up so that you can do your own JavaScript work using CoffeeScript instead. Find out more of what I think of the book “CoffeeScript”.

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Windows XP Administrator Account

There are a number of different ways that the accounts on a windows computer can be configured. The worst way is to have one account set up with administrator access and use that for everything. An administrator account should only be used for installing software and running utility programs for maintaining your system and running […]