Category: Open Source

It’s almost too easy with a Raspberry Pi

I am part of – 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

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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Netbooks – the necessary new design test-tool

Writing this on my Lenovo S10e netbook, I am furious. It’s before mid-day and yet I have had two experiences of software designs that did not consider netbooks a platform – or at least the new low screen resolution these

Netbooks growing up

This post is written on my new netbook – a Lenovo ideapad s10e. Actually I had given up on netbooks. My first one was an Asus EEE PC 900 with SSD and that machine was a serious disappointment. I have

Ubuntu two-finger scrolling

My brother is now a fairly long time Mac-user. I haven’t gone down that road (yet). Last night he was here and i showed him my Asus EEE (which is currently running Ubuntu 8.10). “Cool” – he said. “It supports

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