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Bill has just completed his Masters by Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Wollongong. His research topic was in Lattice Based Cryptography.

Bill is currently working as a sub-contractor for small companies and organisations developing desktop and/or web-based applications.


Apr
25
comment Mac OS X Mavericks fails with disk corruption error
George - Appreciate the feedback, however, this does not answer my question completely. I suppose my question is whether or not the installation process did resolve the corruption on the disk drive. If so, where would I find a lost+found folder (if any)?
Apr
25
asked Mac OS X Mavericks fails with disk corruption error
Dec
12
awarded  Scholar
Dec
12
comment MacPort - jslint fails to install due to incompatible spidermonkey installation
Thanks for that! It did the trick! Was able to upgrade spidermonkey by enforcing its variants and, by doing so, was able to successfully install jslint. Once again, thank you!!!!
Dec
12
accepted MacPort - jslint fails to install due to incompatible spidermonkey installation
Nov
18
awarded  Tumbleweed
Nov
11
asked MacPort - jslint fails to install due to incompatible spidermonkey installation
May
1
comment Advice about eBook Readers for Mac/PC
I don't consider ADE a problem. The problem is only being able to use ADE to view the file. Insofar as using other viewers, note that I have purchased Adobe Creative Suite 5 (not for this reason) and, while InDesign allows one to export a document in ePub format, there is no way to import a document in ePub format! Being an Adobe product, I would have expected some sort of compatibility without having to download a separate (albeit Adobe) product.
May
1
comment Advice about eBook Readers for Mac/PC
Unfortunately, this eBook requires Digital Editions in order to be able to view it.
May
1
comment Advice about eBook Readers for Mac/PC
I have to admit, it is the first time I have seen DRM placed on a PDF, which unfortunately does require Digital Editions to view it. Another eBook that I purchased last year allowed me to download it in three different formats: Plain PDF, ePub and MOBI.
May
1
revised Advice about eBook Readers for Mac/PC
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May
1
comment Advice about eBook Readers for Mac/PC
I downloaded the eBook from www.ebooks.com. The format is PDF encrypted with Digital Rights Management (whatever that is). I will update the question to include this and other information that I have been able to retrieve about the file.
Apr
30
asked Advice about eBook Readers for Mac/PC
Oct
14
comment Many Compile Warnings while Installing MacPorts
I tried looking for some log files under /opt/local/var/macports/logs to provide as example, but none were there except something from texlive. Is there any other place I could look?
Oct
14
asked Many Compile Warnings while Installing MacPorts
Oct
14
comment Is it safe to upgrade all outdated port when upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion?
You also need to make sure that you have the latest Xcode installed on Lion, otherwise MacPorts will fail to build. This is mentioned in MacPorts FAQ.
Sep
23
comment Using php5-rar to extract files with an RAR extension
P.S. Thanks for the advice about other apps not having an effect on the php5-rar package. I suspected as much, but was not sure.
Sep
23
comment Using php5-rar to extract files with an RAR extension
Thanks for that but I have decided to download the free version that is available under MacPorts; that is, unrar. The main reason for this is because I do not want many applications cluttering my desktop and/or slowing down my computer with resident startup/update drivers for each - something I have noticed with other software I have installed. At least with MacPorts, updates are done manually.
Sep
23
comment Using php5-rar to extract files with an RAR extension
Thanks for that JW. I think I will settle for the free unrar version for the moment. I believe that there is a MacPort available for this too.
Sep
23
asked Using php5-rar to extract files with an RAR extension