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OpenOffice Save As .doc by default

To get OpenOffice to Save in Microsoft Word .doc format by default, follow these steps:

Tools > Options
Load/Save > General
In the bottom right of the window, look for “Always save as” and pick your poison 😉

I know that saving in a proprietary format over an open standard is bad practice, but sometimes in Business you need … Read more »

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Adding Calendar functionality to Mozilla Thunderbird

In a business environment, people who switch from Microsoft Outlook to Mozilla Thunderbird often miss having the calendar/task features in Outlook. Fortunately, you can add Calendar and Task functionality to Thunderbird with the Lightning add-on.

Go to the Lightning download page
Right click on the download link and Save As… (If you don’t, Firefox might try to … Read more »

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PHP: Making Credit Card Numbers Human-Readable

If you’ve ever tried to enter a 16 digit credit card number all in one blob, you’ll know it’s hard. To make life easier for the person responsible for processing online credit card orders, I needed to split up the credit card number and insert a space every 4 characters.
I’m not very schooled up on … Read more »

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Cisco and WiMax

After watching a brief overview of WiMax on ZDnet which touched on Mobile WiMax, I wondered what Cisco might have in the pipeline regarding services orientated around WiMax and, in particular, Mobile WiMax.
Fixed WiMax Potential
Cisco already make point-to-point Wi-Fi bridges that, with a dish and some breaking of the 802.11 spec, can go very far. … Read more »