Posts Tagged ‘Software’

VirtueMart Custom Login Module in Joomla!

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Here’s a short article on making a simple module to include on your Joomla! pages that displays login / logout links. I’m a Joomla! newbie so there might be better ways to accomplish this. I was helping a friend-client to accomplish redirection to the same page after logout. Here’s the basic code that you need […]

Sparrow and Shortmail

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I’ve been pushing the limits of my mid-2010 13″ MacBook Pro lately, running all sort of applications and leaving them running. There has been occasions where the machine will freeze while it struggles to schedule the CPU time to all of the applications. I use a lot of email, and by a lot I don’t […]

Delayed Yahoo! Messenger Custom Message Updates

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Borrowing Google’s term – I have lately been using a flaky connection when connecting to the Internet. What I noticed is that my Yahoo! Messenger list becomes static and no custom messages are being updated. When I looked at my friend’s list, the custom message I set wasn’t showing. I was also not able to […]

Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.0

Monday, January 19th, 2009

While doing some work I accidentally saw that there is an update available for VirtualBox. I was still using version 1 so I decided to download it and test it out myself. In older versions running on Windows I often get corrupted OS images after an upgrade. Not anymore. My CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu virtual […]

Line Numbers in EPIC + Eclipse

Monday, January 12th, 2009

When I was using Europa I was baffled by the inability to get line numbers to be displayed in my Perl source codes (using EPIC). Since PDT 2.0 has been released I decided to upgrade to Ganymede (3.4.1) but I still face the same issue: I was thinking that the right-click context menu might be […]

OCRopus and Tesseract Binaries

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

After I wrote about Ocropus and Tesseract in July, I received 4 requests for the binaries. Two requested using the comments and two requested via email. The truth is that it ain’t easy to upload files that big because my upload speed is 1/4 of my download speed. It’s worst today (see the previous post). […]

Flash Uploader Error

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

I was using YUI Uploader for a personal project and it works very well on my development notebook and server. However when the code is live on the server the Flash uploader failed with this error message: [IOErrorEvent type=”ioError” bubbles=false cancelable=false eventPhase=2 text=”Error #2038″] After a while I realized that it must be something server-side […]

OpenVZ On Ubuntu Or Debian

Monday, September 8th, 2008

As a SysAdmin I have been using OpenVZ since it was introduced, and trust me it has not always been this easy. I used to take care of 20 physical servers with yearly replacement of about 5 machines. Since some of the servers are running different Linux distributions and different hardware it was decided that […]

Google Chrome: More Findings

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Actually, if you really watch the 52-minutes video or read the whole manual you might already know about these cool features. And then again maybe not. I didn’t have the time to go thorough with the documents / videos so I am just documenting based on casual use. One of most obvious feature would be […]

Google Chrome: My Findings So Far

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Like Rizal, I was also thrilled to try out Google Chrome when I saw the posts in nazham.com and dirn.name. I am simply discussing my initial findings, and we all know it’s Beta. This is by no means an official or detailed review. This is what I have encountered so far while using it casually.

OCRopus and Tesseract

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

A friend pointed me to an open source project called OCRopus because I am currently working on a project related to OCR. Commercial OCR solutions ain’t cheap and you can really dig a hole in your pocket trying to get a good OCR solution. It’s neither the price of the hardware nor the software that […]

Maildir Storage in Thunderbird

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

I am doing research before deployment of a Postfix + Dovecot HA cluster tomorrow morning, on converting existing mailboxes to Maildir format. The existing mail server is running Sendmail + Unidentified POP3 on a Fedora Core 2 box. It’s ancient and that’s why my client need it to be scrapped or turned into something else. […]

Welcome Firefox 3; Good Bye Google Browser Sync

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Following from Firefox 3 download day yesterday, I was eager to try out the new, all-improved Firefox 3. As a matter of fact, I am writing this post in Firefox 3. There is certainly a significant improvement in speed and responsiveness, and the overall feel have changed. It’s a lot more elegant now. However it’s […]

innotek VirtualBox

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

During the course of my daily work, I sometimes need to run multiple OS at once. I used to rely a lot on VMware to run Debian and CentOS on my Windows notebook. The problem with the free VMware server is that it is damn slow, and at startup it takes a few minutes before […]

Eclipse PDT, Zend Framework, PHPUnit

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

I am currently in love and coding some personal projects using Eclipse PDT with the Zend Framework as foundation. Unit testing is accomplished using PHPUnit. I love the ability of Eclipse to be extended with plugins so that I can have intelligent code completion and integrated subversion client. To my surprise, Eclipse runs very well […]