Reading on CLI's and GUI Interaction

2008-08-26 20:00:00 -0400

As I’ve written here before, we’re really big fans of the efficiency and simplicity of command lines here at Zetetic. We actively use them at points in the PingMe and Tempo are considering expanding our use of them, in particular to include Graphical Keyboard User Interfaces.

So, some interesting reading:

Deep Thought

2008-08-26 20:00:00 -0400

ANYTHING is possible in PL/SQL.

Changes to Tags in Tempo

2008-08-19 20:00:00 -0400

We need to make an adjustment to how Tempo handles tags in order to squash a bug that keeps popping up on some users. Basically, we’re only going to allow tags to contain letters, numbers, hyphen and underscore. Any other characters (like parentheses, +, and *) will be converted to underscores automatically.

If you enter sys+admin as one of your tags you will get sys_admin instead, which we think isn’t so bad, really. This change will be going into production tonight.

SQL Developer

2008-08-13 20:00:00 -0400

While I’m waiting for my Windows VM to reboot, just figured I’d mention that Oracle’s free tool SQL Developer totally rocks. And it supports MySQL for you geeks out there (POSTGRES 4EVA!!!!!)

It makes coding and testing complex PL/SQL fairly painless. It’s built on Java and runs on Mac OS X beautifully.


2008-07-30 20:00:00 -0400

We made a couple of maintenance updates to Tempo last night, and added in a couple of features that numerous users have been asking us for:

  • “Yesterday” date range selection, which we now use all the time.
  • Inclusion of locked status on time export, a flag that some use to track whether or not they’ve billed for an entry already.