Custom SQL Statements for Endicia Professional

It took some digging to obtain the documentation below, so hopefully someone else will  find the following useful. Background Info My company uses Endicia Professional for fulfillment. Barcode scanners read customers’ packing slips to pull shipping info and customs information via ODBC connection to our database. Endicia’s GUI for mapping database fields to its shipping...

Building a RepRap Prusa Mendel

Earlier this summer my company spent a fair chunk of change on rapid prototypes printed by professional fused deposition modelling (FDM) printers. Thinking this was a huge waste of cash, Google led me to the RepRap project: Personal 3D printing for as little as $350. Of course, I had to...

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Non-mobile Websites on the iPhone

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