April 20

It is a really long time post.

I was able to receive or anything of WEB development projects in place earlier this year.

But there is a WEB another site that has worked full-time nearly current projects there will be very busy of all things And for that their work also after work scattered people over there is hard enough, I'm such a busy experience since I did not have when I was working in Japan a few years ago, it was hard to get used to it.

I wrote earlier, try to control 8 hours I remember an article. But this is we want to protect as an ideal, and now I'm thinking from the summer to enjoy working hard to reduce the work for the time being.

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November 16

Articles times ago I wrote in the unemployment rate in BC Canada and has cooled down, I got up again in the statistics of Statistics Canada announced on the 6th of this month.

8.6% up 0.2%, in the province as a whole Canada BC has become also rising 8.3% to a whopping 0.9%.

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

It also seems to make the layoff of 1,500 EA, the unemployment rate might not become still pretty good.

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June 11

Yesterday's article I just wrote that in, Canada's unemployment rate fell for the first time since the fall of last year, the unemployment rate is like I had gone further in the US country going up next door.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics said, with 10.2 percent unemployment rate in October, marking a record since 1983 · · ·.

Therefore it will be 10.2%, more than one in 10 people are unemployed. Furthermore, since is not included people who are receiving (unemployment) EI people or surpass in part-time work for the time being, this figure is actually that you want the job a lot of people more become.

U.S. economy to lead the world, because after all, this global recession, I might not be quite the economic recovery of the country is not someone to be here somehow. We would expect that there is a bright spot something in the American economy.

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May 11

It is a report by Statistics Canada of the 9th month, the unemployment rate has been rising steadily since the fall of 2008 after the Lehman shock, finally fell.

Although the unemployment rate has gone up (BC) 8.7% (Canada), the peak of 7.8% in August, it seems went down 8.4 percent, respectively, to 7.4% in September.

In particular, I'd say not only reduces the number, this time with an increase in part-time work for full-time work is reduced is large. With respect to full-time and I'm looking forward to it since 2006 with an increasing number of us toward economic recovery in the future remains.

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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June 10

Since the entrepreneur, there is also a (job) status of its own recession and, as a spiral software I've Konashi was only a few small orders received, I started CRM system ASP service this time.

CRM system ASP Service

CRM system is a system that is intended to be applied to the information system database, enterprise customers and long-term relationship.

You can be based on detailed customer database, manage consistently respond to claims service, such as maintenance, query or from the sale of goods, all interactions with individual customers.

It corresponds precisely to the needs of the customer, are intended to improve the convenience and satisfaction of the customer, in order to maximize the rate of return as patrons enclosing the customer.

CRM ASP in our services, you can be the form of the ASP, to significantly reduce the cost of maintenance costs and the introduction of CRM systems tend to be expensive.

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November 9

Previous article in, I wrote how to manage all your email accounts for work, for private in Gmail.

In this way, it can now be managed by WEB interface of Gmail for all email accounts for work and private, which can not be set only one signature in Gmail, one signature that is inserted into all mail would have been. I can not switch to each respective account.

For example, when you create an e-mail for work, you just want the ability to automatically add it to the end of a sentence you wrote premade signature information of the company. But you do not want to put such a hard signature to e-mail to send to friends.

That this is done for each signature for each email address if normal mail client Outlook and Thunderbird, and other basic functions OutlookExpress is always there, for some reason does not have to be this Gmail.

So I will introduce here, I found a way to become instead.

There is a thing called, "Labs" in nature plug additional features Gmail. Here is a good use "(Canned Response) canned response."

• Log into Gmail

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

• Enable "Canned Responses" to save the changes in the button at the bottom of the screen.

· Describe the taste as the body of the email signature "Create Mail."

• Select the bottom of the "Save" from the "canned response" "... create a canned response," We will save your favorite name.

• When you write an email, select "Insert" in the "Canned Responses" in the place where you want to insert a signature

Now, I will be able to insert your favorite email signature that was created previously.

It's best Gmail when they correspond to more than one signature, until then I think I would not feel the inconvenience once you get used to this way. Please try.

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August 9

E-mail address for his company three are mainly used for personal e-mail address and the e-mail address of the five e-mail address and now, the company is working as a salaryman.

I used an email client called Thunderbird or Becky! Previously, by e-mail client that must be installed on the PC is inconvenient such cases you can not use a travel destination, such as road and came out.

Now I'm using Gmail so.

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

The following is the procedure to add a POP account to Gmail.

• Log into Gmail

• Click on the "Settings" in the upper right corner, click on the "Accounts and Import"

• Click on the "Add a mail account POP3" in "Checking the message using POP3"

• Click the "Next Steps" Enter your email address in the new window

· The POP3 server settings, such as passwords,

• To make settings for sending and click "Next Steps"

• Set the "Email Address", "name" for transmission

• Click the "Send Verification"

I repeated for additional e-mail address above. The "when you receive a message" There, I think to set the "Reply from the address you receive mail" is good for the account settings screen.

Configuration is completed. I was only able to manage the email address of the WEB interface of Google in all this happily.

Those who have their own domain, you can use the Google ones even mail servers. In this case, just take the domain cost (about $ 9 per year), the server usage fee will be charged. I will write how to set this up to chance.

By the way, Gmail will display the beta I had been (at least 5 years or so) for a long time, I noticed recently that the beta version of its display is gone.

Come to find out, display the beta seems to have been removed from the following Google Apps.

Gmail
Google Docs
Google Calendar
Google Talk

I had no problems I use looked like there was a problem even when the display of the beta version, it is thinking that looks good now so you can use it more reliable.

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January 9

More than 90% of development projects, which are entrusted is a Web application that runs on the Linux server, Linux server was purchased and built for development.

Is the distribution of Linux, I was using well Redhad / Fedora in the past, because there are a lot of opportunities to use Debian, I chose Debian recently.

I was a student that went to vocational school for the first time the software was touched Linux. Remembered that had struggled to put the Red Hat version 4 of their own PC, to master. In the end, I think the installation, to connect to the Internet to run the X Window System, and it took about a month. When I was impressed by the fact that even though I bought several hundred dollars over the language compiler C / C + + for Windows for learning, it can be used in a variety of free language compiler in Linux I is nostalgic.

Has now become easier to build a Linux server overwhelmingly compared with the time. I was over in less than 30 minutes to install and configure a basic installation, network configuration, various application servers, and various development tools to boot the installation CD. (Though I can not put the X server, so applications)

In the world of server is that Linux has established itself, it is still in the world of desktop unfortunately. At home, you're using Windows Vista I also say such a thing, because there is really a need to use Microsoft Office for office applications.

(If you come to choose the Google Docs and Open Office away from MS Office users), or I come going up its position in the market for desktop Linux it will be able to use Open Office is same as MS Office a little more I do not think it is. It is economical to buy it will be cheaper PC (several hundred U.S. dollars) worth of MS Office and Windows license fee should be the case.

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August 28

Now gets iterated once more in the hope I will be 12 years engaged in the work of software development. About six years, two years, four years in Canada (neat half w) home in Japan.

I would place such as one year in fact the year three years Canada 4 is a Japanese company. Have you ever seen that many in one year.

The biggest difference is the first character code. UTF-8/UTF-16 that can be used include Japanese JIS / SHIFT-JIS / EUC, but not Japanese Japanese code in the code, when developing the software you'll need to process these . Recently has become much easier thanks to UTF-8, the old days I was struggling with well-encoding per JIS / SHIFT-JIS / EUC.

In addition, many had (must be enabled on your own) or must wait until the corresponding order if you want to use the latest version, such as open source software, for example, does not correspond to the Japanese as well as that.

However, the good, here it is a very easy and not at all worried about the character code. I use the latest version of the software as well as it is now.

Skill level of our software developers, I think it is more on the Japanese at all. I mean enough to scare me every time you look at the code you have written here coders, coding and poor, educated professional really did? People over here (w or doing certain manager in the company's biggest mobile phone. W I majored in software or in the UBC and BCIT or only those people in fact) What is often. Person was or was Chinese or Indian I sometimes amazing. Some people I can during the course really, it sounds the same everywhere. This is a story of the overall level.

I began to think not there recently a dominant position in the software that Japan, a solution to the problem of the language though. Whereas there is a big name and a global Toyota · Honda and SONY · Panasonic, such as appliances and cars is nothing in the software, for example. I hope that someday overcome the threshold of the language, a de facto standard software from Japan is born.

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June 8

I'm sorry people are not interested to talk so little technical.

When you develop software in Windows PC, you will need a text editor Yakubusoku because of high functionality at all (Notepad) Notepad that comes with Windows.

Usually I use a text editor of their misuse software developers that VIM from the environment (UNIX that runs on Windows) Cygwin Since I originally from UNIX, when you can not use your PC, such as when you are go to the client I can not install on its own trouble.

Recent favorite software Notepad + + . In a text editor for developers powerful, Notepad + + is a free download so I can use a free software. The little bit that can be used, such as when you go to the client into USB so I carry around is handy addition.

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