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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.


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!!!!
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
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.
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
comment Is it safe to upgrade all outdated port when upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion?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
14
comment Where is nmblookup in Lion?
Point taken. I wrote this before the question was changed from Snow Leopard to Lion. What seemed unusual at the time was why /usr/bin wouldn't be in the user's $PATH. Having seen the responses from other people, it makes more sense now.
Sep
14
comment Where is nmblookup in Lion?
Well, that explains why you couldn't find it in your path. As I mentioned earlier, I think a viable alternative is nslookup. I believe that this should be included with Lion as it is a standard utility across most platforms.
Sep
14
comment Where is nmblookup in Lion?
P.S. An alternative utility is nslookup.
Sep
14
comment Where is nmblookup in Lion?
Note that the which command will only work if the command can be found in the user's $PATH. In this case, it is pretty unusual why /usr/bin has not been added to the user's path.
Sep
14
comment Where is nmblookup in Lion?
It should be in /usr/bin. At least, it is on my system. If you want to look for something that is not set up in your path, you can cd to the root directory, and type the following command: find . -name "<name>" -print
Sep
13
comment Which standalone player or system plugin works well for WMV media on Mac OS X?
@hobs - No problem. Thanks for that. In fact, I have solved the problem. I ended up converting the WMV file to MP4 (a format that Adobe Flash Player understands). Have a look at TeX-LateX.SE for the solution.
Sep
11
comment Which standalone player or system plugin works well for WMV media on Mac OS X?
@Kaushik: Thanks for your reply. As a matter of course, I have posed the same question on the Adobe forum. Will let you know how I go.
Sep
10
comment Which standalone player or system plugin works well for WMV media on Mac OS X?
Will it interfere with what I already have installed, that is with flip4mac? In other words, will I need to uninstall flip4mac before installing VLC? Furthermore, will it resolve my interface problem with Adobe Acrobat reader?
Sep
10
comment Which standalone player or system plugin works well for WMV media on Mac OS X?
Just to let you know that I decided to install flip4mac. While it does function according to specs, it does not interface with Adobe Acrobat reader, meaning that I have to download the plug-in that supports the media file format. Unfortunately, the third-party media player required to play the selected media file is not available for my system. Adobe, however, recommend that I visit the Apple web site for QuickTime player....hence my reason for installing flip4mac!!! Nevertheless, I appreciate your help.
Sep
10
comment Which standalone player or system plugin works well for WMV media on Mac OS X?
Thanks for that. From your reply, I gather that Xvid and VLC are stand-alone products in their own right. I had a look at perian and, although it can be used with all QuickTime supporting apps like QuickTime Player, NicePlayer and QTAmateur, it does not support all formats. Decisions, decisions....