April 20

Posted this really long time.

I was able to receive some reviews the WEB development project at the beginning position this year.

But, hard hard there is WEB another site has worked full-time now nearly, yet project there is very busy of all places, it that their work again after it dispersed people were working in there, and busy such Because it has not been since the time I was working in Japan a few years ago experience, it was hard to get used to.

I wrote previously, the endeavor 8-hour I remember the article. I want to continue to protect this as ideal, but I believe that it and have fun reducing the work from the summer Good luck for now.

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November 16

Before last article of times and I wrote in the unemployment rate in BC and Canada has dropped, but I have also gone up in the statistics of Statistics Canada announced on the 6th of this month.

8.6% up 0.2% in Canada overall, I have become even 8.3% 0.9% even if the rise in what the BC.

Latest release from the Labour Force Survey (Statistics Canada)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subjects-sujets/labour-travail/lfs-epa/lfs-epa-eng.htm

EA also seems to do the layoffs of 1,500 people, and the unemployment rate might not get better quite yet.

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November 06

Yesterday's article I just wrote that in, it was down the unemployment rate in Canada for the first time since autumn of last year, the unemployment rate seems had gone up further in US country next door.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics According to the unemployment rate in October and 10.2 percent, marking a record since 1983 ....

What is 10.2%, it means that one or more people are unemployed to 10 people. In addition, people who are receiving or who are outpacing in part-time job for the time being EI the (unemployment) because not included in this number, that many people are in need of jobs actually more will be.

The U.S. economy because it led the world after all, this global recession may not recover quite economy of the country here is since they have somehow. Let's hope that there is something bright topic in the United States economy.

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November 05

It is a report by Statistics Canada on the 9th of last month, the unemployment rate has continued to rise in the fall of 2008 after the Lehman Shock, was finally falling.

It is the unemployment rate has gone up (BC) 8.7% (Canada), 7.8% in the August peak, but it seems fell 8.4%, respectively, to 7.4% in September.

In particular, I think this is a big to say the numbers are not only reduced, full-time work has increased part-time work is reduced. I expect that the increase in number since 2006, the economy also us toward the recovery as it is the future for full-time.

Latest release from the Labour Force Survey (Statistics Canada)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subjects-sujets/labour-travail/lfs-epa/lfs-epa-eng.htm

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October 06

Since its entrepreneurship, there is also a (job) status and its own recession, I was only been doing a few small orders received as a spiral software, but began CRM system ASP service this time.

CRM system ASP service

CRM system is a system that aims to apply the information database system, companies build long-term relationships with customers.

You can based on detailed customer database, and consistently manage and respond to the claim maintenance services from buying and selling of a product, or inquiry, the exchange of all of the individual customer.

By that corresponds precisely to the needs of the customers and aims to enhance customer experience and improved customer satisfaction, to achieve a maximum of the rate of return enclosing as patrons customers.

In CRM ASP our service, you can by the form of the ASP, can greatly reduce the maintenance costs of the system and installation costs of CRM tend to be expensive.

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September 11

Previous article in, I wrote a how to manage email accounts for all of the private-for work in Gmail.

In this way, you can now manage the WEB interface of Gmail email accounts of all of the work for private use, but the signature can not be set only one in Gmail, signing that one inserted into all mail You would have been. It is not possible to switch to each account.

For example, when creating an e-mail on the work, it is the place you want the ability to automatically add at the end it be left to make a signature in advance who wrote the information of the company. But I do not want to put such a signature stiff us to e-mail to send to friends.

That this is done for each signature for each email address if mail client ordinary or Outlook Thunderbird, such as OutlookExpress is the basic functions that necessarily, do not have some reason to this is Gmail.

Therefore, we will introduce here I found how to be instead.

With those additional functions and plug-in of Gmail, there is a thing called "Labs". Use well be here "canned responses (Canned Response)" a.

-I log in to Gmail

• Click the upper right corner of the "Settings", then click "Labs"

-If you enable "Canned Responses", and then save the changes with the button at the bottom of the screen.

· Describe the signature of choice as mail body in the "create mail".

• Select "Create ... canned response" at the bottom of the "Save" from the "canned response" to save your favorite name.

• When you write an email, select the "canned response" and "Insert" at the place where you want to insert a signature

Now you will be able to be inserted into the e-mail your favorite signature that you created previously.

I think I am the best Gmail is me in response to more than one signature, but until then and not feel inconvenience once you get used in this way. Please try it.

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September 08

E-mail address of the company for their own three, and e-mail address and personal e-mail address, the company is working as a salaried worker, I am using mainly the e-mail address of the five now.

I've been using email client called Thunderbird such as Becky! Before, but it is inconvenient case which can not be used, such as travel destination and destination came out in the e-mail client that must be installed on such PC.

So I've been using Gmail now.

You can e-mail account other than the main @ gmail.com, you are adding a POP3 account in Gmail. In other words, you can manage all your email accounts to use the WEB client of Gmail, you are using. Wherever you are, if possible, even the Internet, you can check personal, work for, and all mail if this.

The following are the steps to add a POP account with Gmail.

-I log in to Gmail

• Click the upper right corner of the "Settings", and then click "Accounts and Import"

-I click "Add POP3 email account" and "confirmation messages using POP3"

• Click "Next steps" by entering the email address in a separate window

• Perform various settings POP3 server, such as a password

- Click the "next step" in order to set the transmission

· I set for transmission "name" and "email address"

• Click the "Send Verification"

I repeat only e-mail address a number of additional above. I think that to say that the "receipt of a message" in the account settings screen, it should be set to "reply from the address the mail was received."

This completes the setting or more. I was now ready to be managed by WEB interface only Google's e-mail address of all happily at this.

People who have their own domain, you can use the ones of Google mail server even further. In this case, the domain cost (annual $ 9 or so) can only take, server usage fee will be charged. I think you try to write to chance how to set this up.

By the way, the display of the beta version (about 5 years at least) is I had been a long time Gmail, but I've noticed recently that the display of the beta version are gone.

If you examine the display of the beta version seems to have been removed from Google Apps following.

Gmail
Google Docs
Google Calendar
Google Talk

And I had no problem use Rashiki problem when there is a display of the beta version, but it is looks good to think that it has become available in more reliable.

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September 01

More than 90% of the development projects, which are entrusted Because Web applications that run on Linux servers, I purchased and built a Linux server for development.

It is a distribution of Linux, but I was using a well Redhad / Fedora before, but for the opportunity to use Debian, the more you have chosen the Debian recently.

It was the first time touched Linux It was a student that went to vocational school of software. I remember put a version of Red Hat 4 to your PC, and the had struggled to master. I think eventually, it is the installation, to connect to the Internet to operate the X Window System, that it took about a month. When I was impressed by the fact that even after being purchased over a period of several million yen compiler for C / C + + language for Windows for learning, and that use free compiler of language variety in Linux is nostalgic.

Building a Linux server is now easier overwhelmingly Compared to those days now. And I have done in less than 30 minutes to install and set basic installation, network configuration, various server applications, and various development tools Boot in the installation CD. and (though I can not put the X server so use)

It is a Linux has established itself in the world of server, but it is still in the world of desktop unfortunately. Myself say such a thing also are using Windows Vista at home, because it is necessary to use all means of Microsoft Office office application.

(If a to select the Google Docs and Open Office user or leaves the MS Office), position in the desktop market of Linux also come up if you become able to use in the same way as MS Office a little more Open Office or not and I think. It is economical would be to be able to buy cheaper license fee component of MS Office and Windows is (several hundred U.S. dollars) PC If that happens.

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August 28

It is 12 years now gets iterated once more in the hope it was engaged in the work of software development. About six years, two years at home (semi-neat w), 4 years in Canada in Japan.

Will it place and one year a matter of fact because the Japanese companies Canada 4 the year three years. Have you ever found in many a year.

The primary difference is the character code first. JIS / SHIFT-JIS / EUC, is not a Japanese code in the Japanese code, but there is such UTF-8/UTF-16 that can be used is Japanese, so it's'll need to process these when developing software . It is now much easier thanks to the UTF-8 these days, I've been struggling with well in the encoding of JIS / SHIFT-JIS / EUC per the old days.

Further, (it is necessary to correspond yourself) or it must wait until the corresponding for example if you want to use the latest version, such as open source software, are not compatible with Japanese and that also many It was.

However, because it is good to not have to worry at all, such as the character code, it is very easy in this place. I can use it immediately also the latest version of the software.

I'm thinking skill level of software developers is,'s top at all prefer Japan. Enough to be amazed every time I see the code written by programmers over here, I mean coding a poor hand, did you receive a professional education really? People (and you can be in the major software such as BCIT and UBC if and only those people in fact to do w or manager in the company of. Certain mobile phone giant w) are many in here I. Person was or was Chinese or Indian I Na amazing once in a while. Some people can be very in, of course, but everywhere it is the same it. It is the story of the overall level.

But I now think of recently are not in a position advantage in the software is Japan, and wonder if the problem of the language. For example, in the car, such as appliances and, while there is a big name and a global Toyota · Honda and SONY · Panasonic, it is none of the software. I hope that you get over the threshold of the language someday, software de facto standard of the departure from Japan is born.

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August 06

People are not interested I'm sorry because it comes to a little technical.

When you develop the software in Windows PC, you will need a text editor of high-performance so Yakubusoku utter Notepad included with Windows in (Notepad).

It is to use a text editor software developers purveyor of VIM from (UNIX environment that runs on Windows) Cygwin usually I so UNIX from, but when you can not use the PC of their own, such as when you are visits to the client You need you can not be installed without permission.

Software favorite recent Notepad + + . In a text editor powerful for developers, I can use a free download because it is free software Notepad + +. And is handy to use that's a little bit like when you have visits to the client, so carry around I put it in USB.

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