Wordpress Auto Upgrade and SFTP

June 30, 2009, 5:40 a.m. security , subversion , Wordpress

Wordpress added a nice feature a while back - the ability to upgrade your installation while logged into the admin console. If you make use of this feature you no longer need to mess around with downloading zip file, deleting the old stuff, loading the upgrade.php script etc etc. The same system can ...

Readfile vs Include and echo vs print; don't bother

June 29, 2009, 5:57 a.m. religion

One of Google's own web masters has created a post at http://code.google.com/speed/articles/optimizing-php.html giving out several tips on how to optimize PHP scripts. Most of it is complete baloney and has been debunked by Gwynne Raskind via the Make the web faster group . What some people will do ...

JavaFX on linux.

June 26, 2009, 5:01 a.m. javafx , netbeans

Sun finally woke up and realized that they need to provide a JavaFX platform for linux. And me, someone who has been eagerly looking forward to it, missed the event completely! That was mostly because I jumped from Netbeans 6.5 to Netbeans 6.7 alpha releases and progressed to 6.7 RC2. In the meantim ...

Twitter Clients for Linux

June 25, 2009, 2:39 a.m. RIA

bti It is said that everyone talks on twitter but no one listens.  It's true. The existence of  bti is the proof. bti is short for Bash Twitter/Identica Idiocy. It 'allows you to pipe your bash input to twitter or identi.ca in an easy and fast manner to annoy the whole world' It's author @gregkh use ...

Updating this, Updating that

June 23, 2009, 7:20 a.m. subversion , Wordpress

During the last few weeks, moving from Fedora 10 to 11 took up rather too much of my time, energy and space on this blog. But that's not the only thing that I have been updating. This blog is powered by wordpress and recently they released version 2.8 and naturally it has to be updated too. They hav ...

The never ending problems with Fedora Updates.

June 19, 2009, 2:14 a.m. video

Updated my media server which was previously running Fedora 10 to Fedora 11. A whole floor separates this from my usual perch. So to avoid, running up and downstairs I did a remote install using VNC. The installation guide suggests starting up with vncconnect=hostname as a command line parameter. Wh ...

In praise of the E71

June 18, 2009, 5:59 a.m.

When the Camera on my phone died, it turned me off the E71 and even Nokia. But now the camera has been replaced by Nokia Care and my faith in them has been restored. I am beginning to get quite a liking for this phone. This is the first time I've been so happy with a phone since the days of my Sieme ...

Fixing VLC does not support the audio or video format error

June 16, 2009, 2:16 a.m. video

When you try to run VLC does it give you this disheartening error message? No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "MP42". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this. Have no fear. This is something that is quite easily fixed! First step is to run VLC in v ...

Faith Restored in Nokia

June 9, 2009, 1:41 p.m. toast

Recently, the Camera on my Nokia E71 died. Even though Nokia refuses to admit that it's a known issue, it's something that happens very often if the number of results in google is anything to go by. There was a problem in claiming the warranty because the phone was purchased in the US and Nokia care ...

A visit to Nokia Care.

June 8, 2009, 2:32 p.m. lame

As you know, I have an E71 with a dead camera, which is apparently a known issue in many Series 60 phones (but something which Nokia does not wish to acknowledge as such). This phone was purchased in the US and as a result there is a problem with claiming the warranty from Sri Lanka (their official ...

Graphical Subversion

June 2, 2009, 7:08 a.m. Collaboration , netbeans , Python , subversion

Trying out different graphical subversion clients the first one that I tested was rapidsvn. Seems like a pretty decent tool but it had one shortcoming - it will not allow me to enter an unversioned directory. If you are like me, when you go off on a tangent you probably create a few things in a dire ...