Monday, February 27, 2006

e-commerce Theory and Practice

The coming finals in my e-commerce class got me browsing through piles of readings and notes and I realized that I have not fully appreciated e-commerce as I should have. A techie will know what digital signatures, catalogs, EDI's, EFT's, shopping carts, or SSL are, as applied to buying and selling online; but graduate school won't even let you wallow in those. Instead, one gets tasked to relate e-commerce with business processes, and usually, look for solutions to support business processes that e-commerce systems can't support.

TODO: a) Finish schematic diagram of a typical e-commerce (server/merchant client/customer setup), b) complete customizations on osCommerce, c) harden authentication module, d) re-read security framework paper

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Performance Extension for Firefox

Thanks to Miko for the heads up. Check out this quite nice extension to Firefox, which will allow you to do updates without having to log in to your _numerous_ blogs.

Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist

Back in November last year, the Apps Services Partner that I help with Google Apps Support told me that I was required to take the Google Ap...