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Funding and Corporate Government Issues

Different methods used to fund organisations and different funding structures affect the financial viability of organisations. Corporate governance has particular importance in both private and public sector organisations particular due to various accounting scandals. There is emerging use of public-private partnerships to provide improved public infrastructure without excessive use of debt finance.

Financial Statements

Under the Corporations Law and AASB 101 Presentation of Financial Statements, any business organisation that is a reporting entity must include the following items in its general-purpose financial reports:

  • the director's report
  • the director's statement
  • a balance sheet (statement of financial position)
  • an income statement (statement of financial performance or profit and loss statement)
  • a statement of changes in equity
  • a cash flow statement

Fundamental Financial Accounting Concepts

The four main concepts that underlie financial statements are:

  1. Accounting entities and reporting entities
  2. The accounting equation
  3. Accrual accounting
  4. Profit

Over the past two decades the accounting profession has developed an internationally agreed description of the concepts in financial reporting.

Financial Management - An Overview

Financial management is the process of planning, controlling and evaluating financial decisions. The assumed goal is the maximisation of shareholder wealth in for-profit organisations and deliver nominated services in a not-for-profit. Business organisations are defined as sole properietorship, partnership, companies (public and proprietary) and can be distinguished by their liability, limited, unlimited and, in the case of mining companies, no liability.

Installating FFTW on 64-bit AMD Opteron Cluster CentOS 5 Linux

"FFTW is a C subroutine library for computing the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) in one or more dimensions, of arbitrary input size, and of both real and complex data (as well as of even/odd data, i.e. the discrete cosine/sine transforms or DCT/DST).", so says the website. FFTW stands for "Fastest Fourier Transform in the West." *sigh*

Installing CPMD on a 64-bit AMD Opteron Cluster running CentOS 5 Linux

CPMD, Car-Parrinello Molecular Dynamics, is an ab initio Electronic Structure and Molecular Dynamics Program and is copyrighted jointly by IBM Corp and by Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, but distributed free of charge (with source) to non-profit organizations.

Installing Dreamwidth on a Ubuntu Server

Dreamwidth is an alternative to Livejournal that uses much of the same code-base. However they is certain additional features that make this a more worthwhile product to develop even if it currently is in a beta-stage.

Comparison between TWiki, MediaWiki and Confluence

Executive Summary

Different Wikis are suitable for different things. TWiki has the best features, but really needs some crafting in terms of appearance. MediaWiki is easily to deploy, is attractive, but is not structured. If you need a structured Wiki with workspaces you'll might want Confluence. If you want community development in an unstructured manner, you want MediaWiki. If you want separate webs, structure, but also community development, go for TWiki - and then reskin it.

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Installing EMBOSS on a 64-bit AMD Opteron Cluster running CentOS 5 Linux

EMBOSS is "The European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite", a free and open source analysis package specially developed for the molecular biology community, by allowing the retrieval of sequence data in a variety of formats as well as providing extensive libraries.

Installing Ultrascan on a 64-bit AMD Opteron Cluster running CentOS 5 Linux

UltraScan "attempts to be a comprehensive data analysis tool for the hydrodynamic studies of macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies with analytical ultracentrifugation experiments."

Sounds like fun. Let's install it. Get the tarball, ignore the part of the site which uses frames and extract in a sensible place, such as /usr/local/src/ULTRASCAN (tar xvf ultrascan-9.9-888-qt-3.3.8-ix86-linux.tar.gz).

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