Gnome and Mozilla

Aug. 21, 2004, 8:14 p.m.

My previous blog entry was made after I had reinstalled some of the older (v1.x) gnome RPMs and cajoled mozilla into starting up. I continued with the compilation of the new version while browsing. In the middle of all that the browser suddenly browser disappeared from the desktop. Attempts to resta ...

Gnome 2.6.1 upgrade

Aug. 21, 2004, 10:33 a.m.

As this blog entry is been written the CPU is quitely ticking away while the hard disk whirls at the task of compiling gnome 2.6.1 from source. You will no doubt wonder why I am installing 2.6.1 now when 2.6.2 is already available. Well I downloaded this 2.6.1 version some time back and as usually ...

Tapering off?

Aug. 20, 2004, 2:44 a.m.

If you have been a regular visitor to this site you may be wondering about the remarkable lack of posts during this month. It's been a week since I last made a blog entry. What is the reason? there are two reasons in fact.The first reason is that it has been a crazy couple of weeks at Rad Inks with ...

Happy Birthday Megaupload

Aug. 12, 2004, 6:21 a.m.

August 11th was the first birthday for Mega Upload the birthday coincided with the latest round of network problems so I was in no position to celebrate - to make matters a little worse the demo and the site for megaupload was largely inaccessible yesterday. Hosting for this site is provided by Rad ...

Growing Pains

Aug. 10, 2004, 8:16 p.m.

Rad Inks is having growing pains. Until today we radinks.com was hosted on just a single server. This server has been crashing on an all too often of late.The worst outage occured today and yesterday all in all the server was inaccessible for around 14 hours out of the last 48 - mails began to boun ...

Object Oriented PHP vs java

Aug. 9, 2004, 8:35 a.m.

If you have done any object oriented programming with PHP 4, you may have been left with the impression that it was an after thought. PHP 5 on the other hand includes several major improvements to the way that objects are handled. But there is a but. They appear to have been torn by a dilemma, to be ...

Foreign Keys and mysql

Aug. 8, 2004, 12:51 a.m.

Many developers and DBAs who spent their lives on M$ SQL or Oracle turn up their noses at mysql, they refer to it with disdain. According to them the lack of foreign key support in mysql means it is not a proper RBMS and not standard compliant. Nothing can be further from the truth.Mysql has support ...

Rad User Manager Open Sourced

Aug. 7, 2004, 8:49 a.m.

As the name implies Rad User Manager is a login and user management systems for websites. This product was developed from the PHP scripts that power the Rad Inks members areaJust yesterday we decided to change to license model for Rad User - in other words the product is now open source and free. Si ...

Mysql to postgres migration tool

Aug. 6, 2004, 12:23 a.m.

A couple of days ago I put up a simple script that can convert from mysql table structures to postgresql. Currently it does not work with the actual data but can give you a script that you can run on your postgres database to recreate the same set of tables that you find in your mysql db.As for the ...

last_insert_id or currval

Aug. 5, 2004, 6:55 a.m.

When you are inserting data into a table that has a generated id you often need to know what the generated id was. With mysql it's real easy, just use the last_insert_id() function. When you enter data into a mysql table that has an auto_increment field you can then make use of this method call ret ...

How to cancel your AITCOM account

Aug. 3, 2004, 9:44 p.m.

If you made the biggest mistake of your life and signed up with AITCOM - the dedicated server failure company you are probably wondering how you can cancel your account. The only way is to cancel your credit card.Like many other before me I obtained an account with them without googling about them f ...

Server Down

Aug. 3, 2004, 12:15 a.m.

Ouch. We have had two server outages in two days. It's a painfull affair for a small company like ours. Our ISP webquarry was very prompt as always in restarting the server but they are as puzzled as we are as to why this keeps happening.The latest crash happened just after we released version 1.31 ...

mysql to postgres and auto_increment

Aug. 2, 2004, 9:32 a.m.

The second pitfal in migration from mysql to postgresql is the auto_increment feature for integer types in mysql - the first of course is the password() function.In other databases you have to create a sequence and use the nextval() to specify that a field is to be auto incremented. While this may a ...

AITCOM - Dedicated wrongfull billing service

Aug. 1, 2004, 7:17 a.m.

AITCOM is a pathetic excuse for a web hosting company. Last month they wrongfully charged me to the tune of $150 - (at the time I thought they had charged me just $69 but turned out to be $150!!). This wasn't the first time that they did it eitherApperently they have tried to charge me again but ...