I often find myself wanting to accomplish something on my computer(s) that I never did before. I will spend much time researching the web to figure out how to accomplish the task. Oftentimes, I find bits and pieces of the information I need on many different websites and forums, instead of finding everything I need on one handy web-page. I created this website to document my solutions to these problems so that I can share this information with others while also having a little “notebook” for myself.

Professionally, I am a SW architect for products that are used in mobile communications. I spent many years as a SW developer with much experience coding and debugging. I still do some occasional software development for simulation purposes. I’ve worked extensively with Windows operating systems as well as with Solaris and Linux over the last 14 years.

I recently purchased a black Macbook to get familiar with using Macs, but I find myself booting it into it’s Windows partition more often to use the applications I’m used to.

I hope that you may find this information useful.


  1. Rob Oudendijkon 31 Oct 2007 at 11:52 pm

    Same first name same concepts.. except I removed the white apple logo on my black Macbook and replaced it with flat rubber sheet. Looks very cool.

  2. Amyon 26 Dec 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Hello, I saw your PHP/Eclipse stuff online, and decided to write…

    I am new to PHP and struggling to understand how to use Eclipse PDT’s debugging functionality.

    As a former MS Access/VBA developer, it was my experience that a good IDE can really speed up the learning process. (Using breakpoints, stepping through code, tracing variables, etc. can be VERY helpful.)

    Unfortunately, Eclipse doesn’t provide documentation, and any tutorials or vidieos I have found online have been lame!! (How is listening to somebody mumble to themselves – while they speed through things – supposed to be useful??)

    If you have some time, it would be greatly appreciated if you could help me figure things out. (Hopefully with a little coaching I can figure the rest out myself.)

    Thanks in advance,


    P.S. I installed “Eclipse_PDT_All-In-One_MacOSX-carbon_v2.0.0M2.tar.gz” on my MacBook.

  3. Maartenon 08 Mar 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Rob thank you so much for the Xampp security pages… you rock!
    Hope you will update your blog soon.

    I tried to do something in return to tank you for your great articles..
    and clicked on all your google ads banners.. to pay you some how back:)

    Thanks again for helping me understand how xampp should be configured:)

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