Category: Geekyness

Generate PDF files from PHP

For a web project I needed to create invoices, to be downloaded or e-mailed to clients in PDF format. The platform is PHP and the documentation for this almost exclusively describe PDFLib for this purpose. I am sure PDFLib is

How does my website look in ALL the other browsers?

Wanna know how Mac og Linux users running rare browsers view your website? Then check out http://browsershots.org/. Queue up your URL and depending on the current load, the screenshouts will begin pouring in over the next couple of minutes. Why,

Attention Profiles may filter news better

Amazon profiles you by the books you buy. Google sponsored links are displayed by the contents of your gmail e-mails and general website interests. All “Big Brother” considerations aside – this is clever – or at least technically interesting. There

Why are Wiki’s so darn ugly?

I am a Wiki-virgin. Not in the sense of being a wiki-reader/contributor, but today I set up my first Wiki which is about to go online. Wiki’s based on the MediaWiki software (which is also used for WikiPedia) are actually

Rebooting for the next couple of days

Thursday and friday i will be at Reboot 9 – it’s the third time I attend – last time was two years ago, and the first time was actually at the first Reboot conference – pre-bubble, y2k and all. This

Windows ‘amp tip

I was annoyed – but not anymore. I have been developing for Apache/MySQL on my laptop for a while, and in the beginning I would start the Apache and MySQL services automatically as I booted Windows. Recently I embarked to

Microformats starting point

Dive into the possibilities of Microformats from this article at Smashing Magazine. The article points out a few simple additions for your website, that will easily add context to the contents of your site to humans and machines. An example:

Simple VPN setup

Up until today, I have had to make important files from the shares of my home Linux server available as Windows Offline files to have them readily available on the road. I could sftp to my home server and fetch

Internet Explorer on Linux

This post is written from Internet Explorer 6. In itself that is not so strange – I have a large client that exclusively run Internet Explorer 6 throughout the entire enterprise, so my work needs to be 100% tested on

Focus focus

I like to keep stuff separated, so this blog will contain observations and hopefully conversations about IT, geeky stuff and social software. As I am writing this, I have just completed downloading Ubuntu Linux 7.04 which was released today. Their

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