Drupal again

Jan. 31, 2005, 10:45 p.m.

So it's back to drupal after downgrading my php installation to 4.3.8 . The drupal documentation says it does not work with PHP 5 which turned out to be true.The system does load up properly with the older version of php. The sign up page (you need to create an account before you can use it) only as ...

mysql to postgres

Jan. 30, 2005, 8:33 a.m.

Ever since writing that online converter (which still needs a bit of work), I have been thinking of putting up a small hands on guide to go with it. After so much of procrastinating a guide is indeed available now.When I say hands on I mean hands on, you have to roll up your sleeves and change the ...

Drupal - How did I forget

Jan. 28, 2005, 11:06 p.m.

While I was going through Hotscripts trying to track down that elusive perfect CMS, the name drupal completely slipped my mind.Drupal is a name that is often proposed along with PHPNuke and Mambo when the question 'can you recommend a good CMS?' pops up in mailing lists and forums. I was not too kee ...

The card designer

Jan. 27, 2005, 7:51 p.m.

A new release of the Rad Card Designer was made yesterday. In case you have not seen it before; it's an online business card designer that can be integrated into existing web sites and applications.Of course if you don't have an online printing website already, you could download the entire print su ...

Linux is not a Silver bullet

Jan. 27, 2005, 10:43 a.m.

My sister had this really ancient Notebook with factory installed windows. She only uses it for email and writing stories while on the move, so discarding it in favour of a new one is simply not on.Unfortunatley this machine has been infected by viruses several times and on each occaision I kept on ...

Advertising and Content Management Systems.

Jan. 25, 2005, 10:13 p.m.

The other day I wrote about how there is a massive oversupply of content management systems. Most of them are similar in functionality and appearence and equally disapointing.Adrotation systems are no better. Yesterday I was going through hotscripts trying to track down a suitable advertising manage ...

CMS Review

Jan. 22, 2005, 9:12 p.m.

CMS seems to be the hot thing these days. Everyone and his grandmother seems to be developing their own Content Management Systems. I decided to check some of the listings in hotscripts and was appalled.Some of the sites and products are just trash, you can tell by their websites and-urls-with-too-m ...

Php ads new

Jan. 21, 2005, 1:16 a.m.

A few days ago I decided to give phpadsnew a go. Primarily because revenue from google adsense does not seem to grow in proportion to the growth in number of page views. Some of the ads don't seem relevent at all.Phpadsnew however definitely is not what I want to use. The main gripe is with the manu ...

6630 - I want this phone!

Jan. 18, 2005, 11:07 a.m.

The last three times I bought phones for myself it has always been Siemens. Having had the unfortunate experience of writing some j2me stuff for the 6600, I promised myself that I would not use a nokia phone again.Sometimes you make promises that you cannot keep. The 6630 makes it worthwhile to brea ...

Enhanced Java for loops anyone?

Jan. 17, 2005, 2:01 a.m.

PHP is becoming more like java and java is becoming more like PHP. The so called enchanced for loops in java 5 is little different from the foreach loops that you encounter in PHP and some other languages.One wonders why the new version of the for loop simply didn't follow the PHP syntax and chose a ...

PhpAdsNew and Adsense

Jan. 16, 2005, 11:51 a.m.

For three days adsense as not generated one red cent of revenue for this site inspite of delivering over 3000 impressions a day. This looks like the ideal opportunity to install phpadsnew.PhpAdsNew is a very complicated piece of work, it has to be that way because not only does it deliver ads but it ...

Five reasons (not) to move to java 5

Jan. 12, 2005, 7:51 p.m.

There is an article at the java website titled Five reasons to move to j2se 5 platform How valid are they? ...

Resize and Upload Images vs Upload and resize

Jan. 11, 2005, 8:48 p.m.

For years everyone has been talking about image upload and resize. What a waste of bandwidth and server resources. How much more efficient is it to resize and upload images instead.Trouble is that typical web applications can get their hands on the images only after the it has been uploaded. Or at l ...

*** glibc detected *** double free or corruption: 0x0811fd30 ***

Jan. 10, 2005, 8:52 p.m.

That ladies and gentlemen is the mysterious error that you pops up when attempting to start up apache. The error was first noticed after compiling php5 with the tidy extension. Apparently this has something to do with memory allocation. A couple of make cleans followed up fresh compilations didn't s ...

tidy

Jan. 8, 2005, 1:06 a.m.

Tidy, and HTML manipulation tool is something that has been in my mind for a long time and finally I found the time to download it and try it out yesterday.It's mildly suprising that there hasn't been a new release for nearly three years. Since the project itself is quite popular (judging not only b ...

ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host (solved)

Jan. 7, 2005, 11:13 a.m.

Kept getting this error message when trying to connect to my server. As usually when you google you find all kinds of pundits giving stupid answers in many a mailing list.In this case all the answers said it's a problem with the hosts.allow file or libwrap. libwrap my foot. It's just a matter of con ...

Moving away from movable type

Jan. 6, 2005, 6:04 a.m.

After being with MovableType for nearly an year the time has finally come to move on. It seems funny that I should be moving away while everyone else (including big investors) are moving towards MT (or rather it's holding company Six Apart).The reason that I am looking at other blogging tools is a t ...

Smarty

Jan. 5, 2005, 5:44 a.m.

I have never had much faith in templating engines for PHP believing that they add an additional layer of unwanted complexity to an application. It's for similar reasons that I have a strong dislike for struts and other templating systems for JSP as well.However I have a small project in mind that c ...

Fedora, XMMS and MP3

Jan. 3, 2005, 10:40 a.m.

One of the biggest annoyances about Fedora/Redhat is that it's XMMS installation is incapable of playing MP3. I have managed for sometime with jlgui which is a java MP3 player.Unfortunately since upgrading to Fedora Core3 few weeks back, jlgui does not seem to work too well. It does play music but i ...

It's not a happy new year.

Jan. 1, 2005, 8:14 a.m.

So another year has dawned but it certainly is not a happy new year, at least in this part of the world. There is no need to tell you about the destruction caused by the tsunami in Sri Lanka. You have heard it on the radio and seen the pictures on tv and your RSS feed is probably clogged up with fee ...