March 2013

Many digital camara’s nowadays allow creation of panorama images by choosing the panorama scene setting and then sweeping the camera around while keeping the shutter depressed. Overal the results are OK, but the resolution usually is not higher than that of the standard images. The advantage of taking a series of full size images taken…

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MariaDB is a drop in replacement for MySQL.¬† Combined these two SQL databases drive the Internet as the large majority of content management systems use either of them as back end. Interestingly MySQL was originally designed by the same developer who later started the MariaDB branch after Oracle acquired MySQL. And contrary to what you…

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WordPress is the most popular open source content management system at the moment, powering an estimated 28% of all websites. It is based mostly on PHP, although¬† a lot of interactive capabilities are provided by Java libraries. WordPress started as a blogging system, but there are more than 45000 plugins available to extend it’s capabilities…

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LibreOffice is an open source Office suite, which includes word processor, spreadsheet, database, presentation tools, and more. It is a branch off of OpenOffice and uses open standards as default for its files. If you are used to the most recent versions of Microsoft Office, there will be a little bit of a learning curve…

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