Some PHP statistics

January 21st, 2013

If you ever had your C++ course you would then know something about object oriented programming, memory allocation and such. But years have passed and those words don’t have the same meaning anymore. Of  course nowadays because of languages like PHP you don’t have to worry about data types and year-lasting-debugging memory leak bugs. Everything […]

An Ipv6 Crash Course

November 30th, 2011

Introduction It’s only a matter of time until we will be forced to switch from ipv4 (aka simply ip nowadays) to ipv6. The v4 ips are exhausted as we speak. Because we haven’t made a smooth transition until now (thank you big ISPs) we will probably be forced to move pretty quickly during the next […]

Using btrfs per-file and per-directory compression

August 31st, 2011

According to btrfs wiki per-file and per-directory compression has been added in 2.6.39 kernel (May 2011). I have spent a lot of time on searching how to use this. I had no luck with googling on this subject but after digging deeper and deeper it turns out that it’s actually very simple solution. You may […]

The Mysql Saga

January 24th, 2011

Mysql has been around for about 15 years and it was the db choice of the day for everyone wanting to go the linux way. After all Mysql is the M in LAMP. But this peaceful history of M has become quite turbulent over the past couple of years. First there was the big Sun […]

Btrfs and the 2k file problem – tests and my experience so far

August 3rd, 2010

I first heard about btrfs a few years ago. I also heard about how great it would be: some people call this the future linux mainstream filesystem with ext4 being just a temporary solution until btrfs becomes ready for prime-time. I have also heard about how it would still take quite some time before it […]

DNS caching sites – are they really all that good?

April 29th, 2010

I few years ago I found out about Opendns and it seemed a very cool idea: building a huge dns cache to be accessible for anyone on the internet from an edge server near you. I also liked the fact that it was another small project aiming high. You might add on top of that […]

How to get rid of extra traffic for your website aka business as usual for the big guys

September 10th, 2009

I use Linux and Firefox whenever I whenever I get to choose. I also visit the Apple trailer site just a few times a year only to kill some time and just because they conveniently offered HD trailers. Getting the trailers from this site to work in Linux Firefox was not done by default – […]

Build you features from the bottom up

August 8th, 2009

This should be a very important rule of thumb for every project but unfortunately it is not. I have seen many projects for which the “man with the idea” wants to build right from the start everything that ever comes in his mind. At some point in time he will probably ask the “technical people” […]

Firefox 3.5 and http access control – the nightmare

July 8th, 2009

I updated Firefox to version 3.5 code-named Shiretoko. I then discovered that I had some problems with one of my WordPress installations. The problem was that I could not add a new category. I clicked the damn button over and over again and… nothing. It seemed that it didn’t even perform the request so I […]

Michael Jackson has 3 friends

July 7th, 2009

Has he really? At least that’s what MySpace is telling us: I wonder who Tom might be since he is one of Michael’s very few friends. We also find out that there’s nothing to say “About Michael Jackson” (who is he anyway?) and that Michael has just recently became a MySpace fan: he’s been a […]