WordPress 3.5 is almost complete

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I am writing this blog article to you on the new WordPress 3.5. The updates since 3.4 are really nice. I am especially enjoying the new media manager, with it’s easy to use ‘Drop files anywhere to upload’ screen.¬† According to their Trac install, there is only six issues left to fix before they release… Read more »

Whois Server Live

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The whois server for the .ing top level domain is now live. You will be able to see when domains were first registered with register.ing. The server has been written in nodejs,¬†which is an event-driven I/O server-side JavaScript environment based on V8 (the fastest Javascript engine, written by Google and included with Chrome). whios.js listens… Read more »

New Installer Skeleton

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Ever written a web application, wondering what will happen months down the track when a client (or even *gasp* you) need to install your web application? I am working on a new installer skeleton (if you will) which will allow you to very simply create a fully functional installer for your slightly complicated web applications…. Read more »

CentOS 5.7 has been released

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I know I might bag out CentOS at the best of times, but Karanbir Singh – our fearless leader of all CentOS developers has announced the immediate availability of CentOS-5.7 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. Well, what are you waiting for? yum upgrade.

How Meetup.com started

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I got an email today from Scott Heiferman, one of the founders of the site ‘Meetup’. A lot of people were thinking that maybe 9/11 could bring people together in a lasting way. So the idea for Meetup was born: Could we use the internet to get off the internet — and grow local communities?… Read more »

More snippets

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Yesterday I posted about having an existing ssh-agent load on all new shells. Here are two more handy snippets of code from my .bash_profile The first code snippet is a follow on from yesterday, were I can type ‘lock’ or ‘unlock’ into my shell and the ssh-agent will follow on accordingly. When your ssh-agent is… Read more »

Have ssh-agent load on all new shells

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I love ssh-agent, but always found that running source ~/.ssh.agent annoyed me! That was before I wrote this code, which I absolutely love: source ~/.ssh.agent PID=$SSH_AGENT_PID if [ -f /proc/$SSH_AGENT_PID/cmdline ]; then CMD=`cat /proc/$SSH_AGENT_PID/cmdline`; if [ “$CMD” != “ssh-agent” ] ; then PID=0 fi else PID=0 fi; if [ “$PID” -eq 0 ]; then ssh-agent… Read more »

Strict Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in ..lib/Zend/Db/Select.php on line 216

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Having problems with your (older) Magento install on your (newer) PHP? Some versions of Magento have been using the ‘current‘ function incorrectly. If you experience the following error: Strict Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference in ..lib/Zend/Db/Select.php on line 216 A simpler fix may just be to change two files: File One: lib/Zend/Db/Select.php… Read more »