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Ridge BLOG

17

Oct

2014

Which OpenCV libraries do I need for VideoWriter ?

I am currently testing some video encoding times for a computer vision project that I am working on using the OpenCV video functionality in windows. I hate wrestling with all of the OpenCV library files, but to use VideoWriter you just need to use the following libs: opencv_coreXXX.lib opencv_highguiXXX.lib Where XXX is the version number […]

16

Oct

2014

Nasty Drupal 7 SQL injection vunerability

The register reported today about a nasty SQl injection vulnerability in Drupal 7 (in the Database abstraction API): http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/drupal_megavuln_sql_injection/ Better upgrade to 7.32!

05

Sep

2014

Send event to intercom.ie – example python code

So as mentioned in a previous post I have been doing some python software work to integrate a client’s could application with intercom.io. The intercom REST interface is nicely designed and quite straightforward to use. Applications send events to their intercom account (with optional event data) when their users do interesting things, intercom can be […]

29

Aug

2014

Download Visual Basic 3.0, VB3 Install

If for some insane reason you are looking for Visual Basic 3.0 (perhaps you need to read some very old VB software source code) then it can be downloaded from here: http://vetusware.com/download/Visual%20Basic%203.0/?id=3657 You will have to register on the vetusware.com site first which is straightforward enough. This is handy if you have some old VB3 […]

29

Aug

2014

Writing a Software Engineering Spec.? Ditch MS Word for an easier life.

I have been writing a lot of Software Engineering Specifications of late – requirements and functional specs and the like. Microsoft Word has been just driving me mad, it is the most infuriating piece of software ever written and seems to only get worse as time goes on. I thought to myself, “Why am I […]

28

Aug

2014

The things a Software Engineer must sometimes do….

Today I am busy installing Windows XP (professional) and Visual Studio 6(!) onto a virtual machine, don’t ask…… I was sure I had seen the back of VB6….. .

07

Aug

2014

Integrating Intercom to cloud App keeps me out of trouble… (ARM NEON)

I have been busy over the last few days integrating Intercom into a client’s cloud app. I have integrated quite a few SaaS systems of late (and written not a few REST interfaces myself) and I am quite enjoying this integration as the data model is good and the REST interface is reasonably easy to […]

15

Jul

2014

Pipedrive Integration – What’s the deal?

Today I am working on the software integration of a client’s cloud app into Pipedrive. Pipedrive is a cloud based lead and sales tracking app, it exports a nicely designed REST API – but it can make make ones head spin at times! One rather annoying/amusing thing is that pipedrive seem to have taken it […]

04

Jul

2014

RidgeSolutions – Short Mench in Yesterday’s Irish Times

Ridge Solutions was mentioned in a short article on the Greenhouse browser plugin in the Irish Times Yesterday: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/greenhouse-effect-lets-us-voters-see-political-funding-1.1853040 The software’s the easy bit, I think that ‘Open Government’ has quite a ways to go in Ireland yet!

24

Apr

2014

Spotted – First Raspberry Pi Prototype at Trinity College Dublin

While wandering around the Fail Better exhibition at the Trinity Science Gallery I spotted the first hand-built Raspberry Pi prototype! Prototypes are great! This one sports an Atmel processor. Now I would love to see the protype software that ran on this early raspberry pi, anybody?!

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