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

Posted in Geekyness, LAMP, Linux, Open Source

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

Posted in Facebook, LAMP, Web

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

Posted in LAMP, OAuth, Software design, Twitter, Web

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

Posted in Tips, Windows