December 10, 2006
Do-it-yourself Service Pack

Looking for manageable Windows updates even without an internet connection? Our offline update 3.0 script collection downloads the entire body of updates for Windows 2000, XP or Server 2003 from Microsoft's servers in one fell swoop and then uses them to create patch packages on CD, DVD or USB stick. Those in turn allow you to update as many PCs as desired.

December 04, 2006
MySQL meets OpenOffice.org

A lot of MySQL software development articles focus on the server-side. This is true even end-user applications: most MySQL applications I read about, are web applications.

I decided it would be fun to write down a few simple tips on how to use MySQL in Office applications. Yup, you heard me: using MySQL as "Desktop Database", quite like MS Access is being used on many, many windows desktops.