Archive for the ‘Programming’ Category

Get Canal Ice Conditions on a Map on Your Phone

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_82" align="alignright" width="256" caption="Screen capture of the redesigned Canal Ice Conditions mobile web app"][/caption] We have created a mobile app to make it easier to access Rideau Canal Skateway Ice Condition information from the NCC website. This winter's weather in Ottawa has not be consistently cold, and the conditions on the canal can ...

HTTP Headers for file downloads from websites

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

For a file to be downloaded (e.g., if controlled by a PHP file) from your site available with both: "Save as" and reasonable "Open with" suggestions, the following code snippet has confirmed to work reasonably well in FF and IE6. The "cache-control" headers are for IE6's weird bugs associated with its "Open ...

Flex Camp Ottawa recap

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

The Flex Camp Ottawa event at Adobe last Thursday was an experience to remember: well-organized, great speakers and interesting information. While I'm no Flex developer, I was interested to see those who are in the city.  Having the top two Flash firms (Fuel Industries & Teknision) in Ottawa as presenters tipped ...

DevShop’s Kicking the top bad habits of project management event recap

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

  Craig Fitzpatrick of DevShop make a presentation today at Ramius as part of their Periscope - Look | Share | Learn events. According to Craig's analysis, there are 3 camps in the project management tool space: - schedules-based - collaboration-based, or - document-centric. DevShop's tool is currently mainly schedules-based. They've developed a framework to solve the ...

Enable mod_rewrite on Ubuntu server for CakePHP

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

To have CakePHP working with pretty URLs, mod_rewrite has to be enabled.  The following is a how-to for enabling mod_rewrite for Apach2 on Ubuntu. System info: /etc/apache2$ cat /proc/version Linux version 2.6.24-16-server (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)) #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 13:58:00 UTC 2008 Step 1: Enable mod_rewrite /etc/apache2$ sudo a2enmod rewrite Module rewrite ...