my Samsung “Color Laser Printer” CLP-315

its US-English web-page. its German web-page. The printing quality got worse a couple of months ago – low-colour stripes, where I expected bright colour. I called support yesterday. He told me to take everything out (all 4 cartridges, the waster toner (box) (in Geman: Resttonerbehälter), and the other beast (I will tell you its name,… Continue reading my Samsung “Color Laser Printer” CLP-315

Google Contacts as XML – rough edges

Some vCards come with a field called SORT-STRING. It appears to me (I will update this, once I know better), that Google (Mail) Contacts loads this field into their field by the name of “Name (phonetic)“. In XML this goes into an attribute of fullName, that they call yomi.

reverse-engineering ORM class interfaces from RDBMS schemas

I found software to create such interfaces for Perl / in Perl; some such software is oriented towards DBIx::Class, some is oriented towards other approaches. I found that in the books on Catalyst. apress: TDG to Catalyst …, Chapter 6: Database Models Packt Publishing: Catalyst Is there any such thing for Ruby? Can ActiveRecord do… Continue reading reverse-engineering ORM class interfaces from RDBMS schemas

MySQL :: the Sakila sample database

MySQL :: the Sakila sample database That documentation includes a nice diagram, and that diagram led me to MySQL Workbench, now I have an idea of how to create nice database diagrams.

RubyForge: XML::Simple (with my experiences as updates)

RubyForge: XmlSimple: Project Info Rather short after discovering this module, I made use of it with my FRITZ!Box call monitor in order to read my Google Contacts as XML. With this approach, that was a rather easy piece of cake. Update 2011-03-29: If an element has not attributes, the (text) content of that element simply… Continue reading RubyForge: XML::Simple (with my experiences as updates)