College students’ use of Kindle DX

A study of how University of Washington graduate students integrated an Amazon Kindle DX into their course reading provides the first long-term investigation of e-readers in higher education. While some of the study’s findings were expected – students want improved support for taking notes, checking references and viewing figures – the authors also found that allowing people to switch between reading styles, and providing the reader with physical cues, are two challenges that e-readers will need to address in cracking the college market.

via College students’ use of Kindle DX points to e-reader’s role in academia — University of Washington – washington.edu.

Oracle releases BI extension for Open Office

Oracle released a new BI extension for Open Office with the latest Open Office release (v. 3.3) . This extension gives us the ability to embed information from BI EE 10g into Open Office Calc, Writer and Impress documents (equivalents of Excel, Word and Powerpoint).  OO Calc supports the ability to embed entire reports including tabular views, pivot tables and charts. OO Writer and OO Impress only support embedding of charts into the documents.

via Rittman Mead Consulting » Blog Archive » Oracle releases BI extension for Open Office.

Apps vs. the Web

From Apple’s point of view, iPhone OS and web technologies share equal footing. When you visit their developer site, the Safari Dev Center is prominently displayed. The iPhone gets all the press, but when you click on Safari Dev Center, there’s a ton of great information that explains how to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on an iPhone.

via A List Apart: Articles: Apps vs. the Web.

subverted git?

Ever wanted to use SVN to grab code from GitHub? Well, now you can, and just like that GitHub is the world’s biggest Subversion host. Here’s a few things you might like to do with it:

via Announcing SVN Support.

oh, cool, thank you. Works for me.

svn checkout http://svn.github.com/schacon/simplegit.git

restoring a single table from mysqldump

Following Restore one table from an ALL database dump and Restore a Single Table From mysqldump, I would like to add my own thoughts and comments on the subject.I also wish to note performance issues with the two suggested solutions, and offer improvements.

via On restoring a single table from mysqldump | code.openark.org.


face@mac:V:150 $ sed -n “/^– Table structure for table `mx_categories`/,/^– Table structure for table/p” wordpress_2009-12-02_02h15m.Wednesday.sql
— Table structure for table `mx_categories`

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `mx_categories`;
/*!40101 SET @saved_cs_client = @@character_set_client */;
/*!40101 SET character_set_client = utf8 */;
CREATE TABLE `mx_categories` (
`cat_ID` int(4) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
`cat_name` varchar(55) NOT NULL DEFAULT ”,
`category_nicename` varchar(200) NOT NULL DEFAULT ”,
`category_description` text NOT NULL,
`category_parent` int(4) NOT NULL DEFAULT ‘0’,
PRIMARY KEY (`cat_ID`),
UNIQUE KEY `cat_name` (`cat_name`),
KEY `category_nicename` (`category_nicename`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM AUTO_INCREMENT=9 DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1;
/*!40101 SET character_set_client = @saved_cs_client */;


— Dumping data for table `mx_categories`

LOCK TABLES `mx_categories` WRITE;
/*!40000 ALTER TABLE `mx_categories` DISABLE KEYS */;
INSERT INTO `mx_categories` VALUES (1,’General’,’general’,”,0),(2,’Unix Notes’,’unix-notes’,”,0),(3,’AppleScript Notes’,’applescript-notes’,”,0),(4,’Misc Notes’,’misc-notes’,”,0),(5,’System Software Notes’,’system-software-notes’,”,0),(6,’Applications Notes’,’applications-notes’,”,0),(7,’Web Serving’,’web-serving’,”,0),(8,’Utilities Notes’,’utilities-notes’,”,0);
/*!40000 ALTER TABLE `mx_categories` ENABLE KEYS */;
UNLOCK TABLES;


— Table structure for table `mx_commentmeta`