Server Hard Drive Gets toasted

Jan. 26, 2009, 3:23 p.m. toast

On saturday, I noticed that I could no longer check mail on my account. My mail server also has a couple of websites and a mysql database running on it. Those servers apeared to work fine. I opened a remote shell and trying looking through the qmail logs and the syslogs for errors by couldn't find a ...

Is that a Wordpress Bug?

Jan. 21, 2009, 1:56 a.m. Ajax , video , Wordpress

All of a sudden Wordpress refused to let me add a new post. It would take me to the add new page but would almost immediately make an XMLHtttpRequest and after that the TinyMCE editor just breaks up. ...

WordPress Performance and GZip.

Jan. 16, 2009, 1:40 a.m. Wordpress

Everyone loves wordpress and everyone hates it's poor performance. The reason that it is so slow is because half a dozen mysql queries are executed for each fragment of a blog post that it displays. So I thought of trying to compress the wp_posts table to find out if it has any impact on performance ...

JavaFX On Linux.

Jan. 8, 2009, 10:17 a.m. javafx , Macbook , netbeans , RIA

Despite a lot of lip service about being supportive of the open source movement Sun is yet to come up with an official release of Java FX for Linux till now.  In spite of this JavaFX does show up in the Netbeans plugin installer, but when you try to install it the following error message pops up: ...

LAN Speed Test

Jan. 5, 2009, 2:27 p.m. video

What you see here is a speed test carried out using a free tool by Speedtest.net. It's rather predictably named as speedtest mini. At first glance these results are impressive it shows that I have a very fast Local Area Network (184 mbps down and 277 mbps up) but it's a lie. I do have a very fast LA ...

archives

Jan. 3, 2009, 12:50 p.m.

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Wordpress Chart Plugin

Jan. 3, 2009, 1:13 a.m. JavaScript , Wordpress

Wouldn't it be nice if the monthly archives could be displayed in the form for a chart? Unfortunately there isn't a plugin to do that. Well at least there wasn't one till now. I have just created a very basic plug-in it still needs a bit more work so I am not going to release it just yet. It's made ...

In 2009..

Jan. 1, 2009, 5:05 a.m.

May your projects be completed on time and may they not suffer from scope creep. May the suits realize that you are a hell of a lot smarter than they are.I wish you all the best in trying to write bug free code and may your designs be elegant yet simple and may you remember to take backups on time.M ...