Author: jul

Use pv as your MySQL progress indicator

Photo of a bored dog in bed

There is only one relief for the pain of a long running command – a progress indicator, but commands only may or may not show their progress – and this is by design. They are good at one thing, and through regular pipes, the data

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It’s almost too easy with a Raspberry Pi

I am part of Overskrift.dk – a local social media monitoring service built on a LAMP stack. We are the server itself, but also quite a few older laptops. They do have a couple of downsides though: Big (-ish) Clunky Noisy

Workaround to Facebook’s Graph API Search locale change

So Facebook decided to change the meaning of the locale parameter to the search parts of the Graph API – and label the decision “by design” after 2 months of thinking. Not “design change” or “bug we don’t feel like

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A valuable lesson in the Facebook API

So – A client wanted to enable users to pick a friend from Facebook and buy them a birthday-present on their e-Commerce site. Being sort of a n00b in the world of Facebook i thought Hey – that’s just a

Twitter OAuth with PHP and cURL multi

I am maintaining a website that aggregate a large number of Twitter accounts’ tweets. For this purpose we’ve been given one of the accounts with the high API request rate limit – usually it is possible to call the Twitter

Ubuntu 10.4 – up with only one quirk so far

This morning I let my Ubuntu 9.10 upgrade itself to 10.4. The upgrade itself ran fine with only a few interruptions where I had to confirm or deny changes to configuration files for PHP etc. As I landed at the

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Will ideas of the Massachusetts law spread?

On reddit, I found this article regarding a new law i Massachusetts that is to increase the security of personally identifiable information. If you have personally identifiable information (PII) about a Massachusetts resident, such as a first and last name,

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Karmic Koala – post install notes

Installed Ubuntu 9.10 a few days ago. Everything seemed OK (very very nice actually) except for a little network performance glitch that may also bother you.  Canonical has once again taken Linux one step further away from the status of

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IE7 content disappears

This is not a complaint – it is the solution to an issue that has been puzzling me over the weekend. IE8 has been out for a long time – which does not necessarily mean that corporations has implemented it

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Windows 7 – First learning points

Installed Windows 7 RC2 for the first time yesterday. In Virtual Machine First installation in a VirtualBox – which worked fine except for the VirtualBox graphics adapter not being accelerated – which meant Solitaire ran extremely slow. Apart from that

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