Category: LAMP

It’s almost too easy with a Raspberry Pi

I am part of Overskrift.dk – a┬álocal 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

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

Testing: WP Super Cache

Seems like a very cool plugin to enhance the userexperience – performance wise, plus it seems to prepare WordPress blogs for high traffic spikes. Bug found: Links to posts from archives seems to cache PHP-code – not the resulting HTML.

Magpie RSS/Snoopy problem finally solved

MagpieRSS IS great – I like it a lot, and it almost does exactly what you need to aggregate RSS feeds from PHP. MagpieRSS has one achilles heel in Snoopy. MagpieRSS relies on Snoopy as the HTTP-client (browser-component) that fetches

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

MySQL query/indexing tip

I originally learned about this MySQL shortcoming in the book High Performance MySQL, and luckily I remembered it for an issue that struck me today. I have two tables – one containing blog-posts, and one containing a record for each

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

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