Author Archives: melissa

The Cat’s Tongue

Documentation is good and all, but it’s not much good if you can’t understand a word of it. I’ve often said that man pages are great if you’ve learned how to read man pages, and people often cite man man … Continue reading

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Open Source Library system threatened by trademark

Koha is an open source library management system that has been around for about 12 years. It began its life when a rural New Zealand library decided to bake their own system rather than change to something else. The Horowhenua … Continue reading

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Countries and avatars and PEARs

Nearly three months ago now I left Australia and moved to New Zealand. I was fortunate enough to essentially transfer within the company I work for, so it was reasonably painless (except for the 9 weeks of waiting for my … Continue reading

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Ouch, my brain…

I’m in the web development business. I realise fully that consolidating signon stuff is complex and all that but surely, surely, there’s got to be something better than this: Clicking a login link on Ubuntu wiki to tend to a … Continue reading

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Dear USA, This is a tea party. Love, the Brits.

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