September 11

Previous article in, I wrote a way to manage all your email accounts for private use and for work in Gmail.

In this way, you can now managed by 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, the signature of one of them is inserted into all mail You would have been. It is not possible to switch to each account.

For example, when you create a work email for, it is the place you want the ability to automatically add to the end of a sentence it to keep making advance signing who wrote the information of the company. But I do not want to put such a signature stiff us to e-mail for sending to friends.

That this is done a signature to each e-mail address for each if the mail client of ordinary or Outlook Thunderbird, such as OutlookExpress is basic functions there always, but it does not have some reason to this is Gmail.

Therefore, we will introduce here I found how to be in its place.

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

· I want to log in to Gmail

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

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

· Describe the signature of the favorite as mail body in "Creating a Mail".

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

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

You should now be able to be inserted into the e-mail your favorite signature which is created in advance.

I think it's best Gmail is willing to correspond to more than one signature, but until then would not feel the inconvenience Once you are familiar with this method. Please try.

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September 08

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

I was using an email client called Thunderbird Toka Becky! Previously, but it is inconvenient cases which can not be used in such travel destination and the road came out a mail client that must be installed on this kind of PC.

So I'm using Gmail now.

You can e-mail account other than the main @ gmail.com, to add 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 all mail and if it is this.

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

· I want to log in to Gmail

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

· I click on the "Add a POP3 mail account" and "confirmation messages using a POP3"

• Click the "next step" and enter your e-mail address in a separate window

- Perform various settings POP3 server, such as a password

- Click the "next step" to perform the setting of the transmission

· I set for transmission "name" and "e-mail address"

• Click the "Send Verification"

I repeat only e-mail address portion of the above-mentioned additional. I think that to say that the "receipt of a message" in the account settings screen, it is to set up a "reply from the address that received the mail".

This completes the setting more. I can now manage only WEB interface of 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 costs (annual $ 9 degree) takes only, server usage is free of charge. I think that it will write to chance how to set this up.

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

When I checked, the display of the beta version seems to have been removed from Google Apps below.

Gmail
Google Docs
Google Calendar
Google Talk

It had lodged no problem Rashiki problem even when there is a display of the beta version, but it is looks good believe now available with 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 server, I purchased and built a Linux server for development.

It is a distribution of Linux, but I have used better Redhad / Fedora before, but for the opportunity to use the Debian often, we chose the Debian recently.

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

Building a Linux server is now easier overwhelmingly Compared to those days now. I would be finished in less than 30 minutes until you install and configure basic installation, network configuration, various server applications, and various development tools by booting in the installation CD. and (though I can not put X because server applications)

It is Linux, which established itself in the world of server, but it is still in the world of desktop unfortunately. Yourself say that 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 or Open Office user or away the MS Office), position in the desktop market of Linux also come up if accustomed to be available in the same way as MS Office a little more Open Office or not and I think. It is economically will have to buy cheaper license fee worth of MS Office and Windows is (several hundred U.S. dollars) PC if that happens.

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August 28

It becomes '12 Karekore been engaged in the work of software development. About six years, two years at home (semi-neat w), 4 years in Canada in Japan.

Or would place such as one year in fact because Japanese companies Canada 4 the year three years. Have you ever found that many in one year.

The biggest difference is the character code first. JIS / SHIFT-JIS / EUC, it is not the Japanese code in the Japanese code, but there is such as UTF-8 / UTF-16 that can be used is Japanese, it does not'll need to process these when developing software . It is now much easier thanks to the UTF-8 recently, but it was bothering his head well in the encoding of JIS / SHIFT-JIS / EUC per the old days.

Also, (it must be supported by their own) or it is necessary to wait until the corresponding for example if you want to use the latest version, such as open source software, is not compatible with the Japanese were there are many such possible.

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

I think the 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 who here, you can either say coding is poor, did you receive a professional education really? People (and you can have software majoring in Toka BCIT and UBC if and only those people actually at to w or doing manager in the company of. Certain mobile phone giant w) is often over here I. Person or was Chinese or Indian I was amazed sometimes. 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 leading position in the software is Japan, and wonder if a problem of this 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. We hope that it will be beyond the threshold of the language someday, software de facto standard of from Japan is born.

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August 06

People are not interested I'm sorry it since the story a little technical.

When you software development 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 for software developers misuse us that VIM from (UNIX environment that runs on Windows) Cygwin usually I so UNIX born, but when you can not use a PC of their own, such as when you are go to the client then you do not want it can not be installed without permission.

Software your favorite recent Notepad ++ . In a text editor powerful for developers, I can use a free download because free software Notepad ++. And Handy and is used a little bit of that in, such as when it was go to the client so carry around to put is USB.

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July 21

Posted this a long time. It does not matter too much, but ... with the company.

Sometimes, there I when there is a need to know the IP address of their own, but do you have if at such time?

I think Dattari page completely different, with or there are times when troublesome variety to go to Google, looking for such sites to be mined its own IP address to put a search keyword, and you open the page of the mercenary. Easy it is! Examine only the IP is ... you want to finish in an instant.

Therefore, we have created a page by removing extra information for use on your own just to display the IP address of your, please try to use when necessary if. So easy to remember very URL, it is a point that know the IP as soon as you hit directly on the address bar.

IP address check:
http://whatsmyip.spiral-software.com/

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February 09

Previous article in, I was introduced OpenOffice.org free as an alternative to Microsoft Office is an expensive software.

Another option, Google Docs Some called. I think you can use anywhere also install No need here, so interface of WEB, and a great feature also constantly evolving. Recently, I'd like may now use a (corresponding to the PowerPoint of MS-Office) presentation document.

However, they are less still to OpenOffice and MS-Office as a feature, and it seems not use scripts (macros), and it's does not hold a candle to the application of the common in operability with the best will in the world in the technology now because the WEB interface There is the current situation.

I think there is a possibility that Google Docs is to replace OpenOffice and MS-Office in the future, but I think when it comes to things still ahead.

I found an interesting article below. In the share of office applications, 51% of Microsoft Office, 5% is OpenOffice.org, GoogleDocs is seems to one percent. It is where reasonable.
OpenOffice five times more popular than Google Docs

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February 06

I think that it has been using the (Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Access) Microsoft Office in most companies. And I think that it is believed that this software is essential now.

However, this software is expensive. If you try to buy as usual it will be a few $ 100 (in Standard in Professional price of Future Shop for $ 299.99, $ 689.99). It does not take expenses story you've been saving diligently until now from the company establishment, achieve better results bulging at once in one software only.

Therefore, in the Spiral Software (is one I now to say that, but W) it was decided to use the OpenOffice.org.

  • Office software that integrates the spreadsheet, presentation, database, word processing and draw
  • To be able to get it for free, freely available
  • High interoperability and Microsoft Office
  • Adopted (1.1-1.2) standard file format OpenDocument
  • Developed and published in the policy of open source

For details of the OpenOffice.org site to.

There was that the company that was working before, it was promoted the use of OpenOffice stop using Microsoft Office as part of cost-cutting, but in the issue documents created with Microsoft Office is such does not appear in exactly the same way in OpenOffice , there was that that was forced to return to the use of Microsoft Office after all.

It seems you are after a few years from that time to, OpenOffice also as has evolved considerably. And I am going to work hard in OpenOffice for a while.

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