How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 14

If this were one of my geek books, we would spend an inordinate amount of time with me dissecting code in order to teach you something. But, you didn’t pay for this, so I’m only going to speak about one source file. (You really shouldn’t just thieve things on the Internet, you should pay for …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 13

Before we jump straight into the code, we need to talk a bit about the design of this application. When I first started coding up a new version using Qt and SQLite I originally started with the old design. sqlite> select strftime( ‘%Y%m%d’, draw_dt) as ‘drawing date’, no_1, no_2, no_3, no_4, no_5, no_6 from drawings …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 12

We need a third app. While I thought it would be nice to use the other two by themselves, I got looking into the soon to be extinct Android platform and, we need something simpler to verify cross compilation works before jumping into either of those. Why? PostgreSQL only runs under this command line utility, …

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So – You Think Commodity Hardware and a Free OS are Business Worthy

We may soon, for the first time, see executives go to prison for this ludicrous decision and the actions they took after. If you haven’t heard of the Equifax Inc. (EFX) data breach you haven’t turned on either a radio or a television or went to an actual news site with your browser. Business after Business …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt 11

This post is a bit of housekeeping. Since I started this series my development machines have all moved to KDE Neon so I started reading forward from the original post and when I got to this post I realized we didn’t have a pre-installed method of restoring a Raspbian image. Yes, there are lots of …

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