Monthly Archives: February 2006

Payment Systems in Australia – part 1.

Money in australia exists in one of two forms – as cash (coins and banknotes) or in bank accounts, which (shush! don’t tell anyone!) are really just records in a computer somewhere. When a payment is made, then either cash … Continue reading

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Question for the day

Russell Beattie - how can I make MONEY off this cool ajaxy social web service thing?  

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Time for the 1 O’clock linkfest

Brain death by dull cubicle – "Dull, lifeless work environments cause brain damage." Things we’ve learned – "Solve problems you have."

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Example of connecting to SQL Server via Ruby

I’m porting my MSSQL Schema Explorer app to Ruby In the process, I discovered there’s not much documentation around on how to use the ADO provider in Ruby DBI to connect to a SQL Server. here’s a little example that lists … Continue reading

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random links

I’m still buzzing over the wedding, haven’t quite come back to earth yet so I’ll just post some links to random stuff that has caught my eye: Harry says "Code like Marco Baghdatis" Jeremy Zawodny on Tom’s Future of Web Apps, … Continue reading

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links of the day

Since the cricket is looking a tad one sided, here’s some reading matter. Web Development 2.0 (via Jeremy Zawodny) Cargo Cult Science (via Bill de hÓra)  

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ABN validator in C#

public static bool ABNIsValid(string abn)//caller is responsible for stripping any spaces before calling//per http://www.ato.gov.au/businesses/content.asp?doc=/content/13187.htm// via http://www.clearwater.com.au/?action=code{   if (!System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Match(abn,@"^\d{11}$").Success) return false;  int[] weights = new int[] {10, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19};  int sum = … Continue reading

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