Created by: Guest, Last modification: Mon 18 of Nov, 2013 (19:42 GMT) by Lester Caine

Welcome to L.S.Caine Electronic Services

L.S.Caine Electronic Serviceswas started some 25 years ago to provide support for customer projects that my then employer did not want to do in house. Various single chip processor projects have been built over the years, but with the ready availability of PC based hardware, the development side has tended to move to software, although we still manufacture a number of additional products to enhance the capabilities of our systems. The Model Engineers Digital Workshop provides a range of products in kit form to augment the workshop of the smaller engineer, at an affordable price, while Enquirysolve provides support for our Client Management System that was developed in the early 90's for the Benefits Agency and is now being used in a number of council and local government offices.

The LSCES development framework has evolved over many years, starting with assembly code programming on a number of early machines including an ICL1900 computer at Guildford Technical Collage. Early PC based development work was done using Borland tools and Builder C, while current projects are essentially web based using PHP and Firebird. The development platform is currently Linux based using Eclipse which allows cross platform working easily.

The Model Engineers Digital Workshop and Enquirysolve which are both running on the 1&1 server, with a high bandwidth pipe and is located in Germany ( and not Slough as 1 and 1 would like you to think )

Mapping Index is back to where it was, but with additional material, and the images and fields have been reorganized in the Mapping Material Gallery.

The ibWebAdmin demo's are back up again after the server was switched to PHP5.3, but ibWebAdmin needs all of the long_array references removing for compatibility for future versions of PHP!

The Family Tree material, using phpgedview GEDCOM manager is now available at phpgedview.lsces.org.uk This is using a version of the latest phpgedview ported back to ADOdb so we can use Firebird as the database. To go with my family tree activity, I also collect stamps and am now starting to catalog that collection properly. The initial planning notes for stamp collection management are here.

Presence on the Internet

The server stack had grown beyond the short rack that was housing it, and when a full height rack came up on ebay at the right price, there was little reason not to get things tidy. All was going very well, and the 6 machines were all cabled up and running, but somehow while swapping over, two of the machines had been swapped. The main server and a development machine were in the wrong places, and while I thought I was updating the correct box, the main server got it's OS disk wiped. Should not have been a problem, except that for some reason the disks were hidden as LVM members, and noting I did would allow me to access the data! While most things were backed up, the main database for the lsces.co.uk site was out of date!
Nice picture of the 1and1 server would be nice Dedicated server - lsces.org.uk and other hosted sites

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