• Jekyll as a replacement for SSI

    This site does not use server side includes.  Banish the thought! However this site does use PHP as if it was SSI. The site with the LAMP was first created in 2002, at that time CMS weren’t as advanced as they are now. In spite of the millions of hours that have been invested in CMS by [...]

    Apr 18th, 2013 | Filed under PHP
  • Ruby vs Python

    Ruby and Python have been around for a long time almost as long as Java and PHP hang on a second, Python is older than java.  Both PHP and Java are decidely on the decline and according to the fan boys both Ruby and Python are on the ascendancy. But that’s not exactly consistent with what [...]

    Apr 27th, 2012 | Filed under Java, PHP
  • Joomla Worst CMS Ever

    Been a long time since I had a look at Joomla so decided to kick the tires on Joomla 2.5.4 but things didn’t go smoothly which is not entirely unexpected. PHP CMS are better named as Content Mis-Management Systems. What happens when you unzip the download? It becomes a zip bomb by extracting all the [...]

    Apr 22nd, 2012 | Filed under PHP
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  • Percona Installation Woes

    It turns out that all the EC2 Amazon Machine Instances that have Percona installed by default have older versions of either Percona or PHP or both. My intention was to use Percona on a web app so it’s required that the version of PHP is reasonably new.  So the logical thing to do is to [...]

    Nov 12th, 2011 | Filed under Database, PHP
  • Program mode requires special privileges, e.g., root or TrustedUser.

    One of the residuals of the server outage is that the feedback form on this site stopped working even after restoration. That was caused by the ditching of the old CentOS (5.4) Amazon Machine Image in favour of a CentOS  (5.6) AMI when the PHP mail funciton is invoked it results in the following error [...]

    Oct 6th, 2011 | Filed under Apache, PHP
  • ImportError: No module named MySQLdb

    When you see that title, you are gonna say; ‘you need to install the MySQLdb module’. Well, let me assure you that it’s already it’s already there. Provided by MySQL-python-1.2.3-0.4.c1.fc12.x86_64.rpm . On the other hand if you are here because you ran into the same problem and want a solution, but don’t want to listen [...]

    Apr 28th, 2010 | Filed under Database, Java, PHP
  • Twitter over capacity and SimpleDB Errors

    As I write this, ‘Twitter is over capacity’. The fail whale as it’s popularly known is flying with the help of a few tweety birds. In between reloads the broken robot (or is that an  alien) with the ‘Something is technically wrong’ message also pops up. By quite a coincidence, simpleDB, Amazon’s cloud hosted nosql [...]

    Apr 5th, 2010 | Filed under Database, PHP
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  • Centos 5.4 , PHP 5.3 and Harvard Referencing.

    A couple of days back, we did an update to Deadlinedue, the Harvard reference generator, the moment the database was updated and the new code was put in place, PHP started segfaulting. It was time to decide whether to roll back or press forward. I chose the latter and it resulted in the site been [...]

    Mar 1st, 2010 | Filed under Apache, Database, PHP, Rad Inks
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