During an attempt to better organize a collection of T-SQL scripts I came across a strange behaviour when converting Windows ANSI (8-bit character data) to Unicode (16-bit character data) which appears, surprisingly, to involve the ancient MSDOS convention of using Ctrl-Z (character 0x1A) to end files.
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We use Windows desktops at work, but naturally nowadays even our customers expect web sites to be deployed to Linux servers. Here’s a couple of things I learned in the process of deploying a Django app from my workstation—running Windows 7—to a development server running Debian GNU/Linux 5 ‘lenny’. Read more
WAMP is a perverted forward-backronym from LAMP, for people who want to do web development, but have some overriding reason to use Microsoft Windows (generally corporate IT policy). To test a web site on Windows, I have a VirtualBox instance set up for my by ievms, and naturally I need to copy files on to it. Which is a problem, because Windows is terrible at that sort of complicated system administration. Read more