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  • Qmqtool: Queue Maintenance Tool For Qmail
    06/15/2006 3:18PM
    An excellent [tool][1] for dealing with queue clogging, examining queue content, troubleshooting, etc.. Highly recommended. [1]: http://jeremy.kister.net/code/qmqtool/ ... Read Full Article
  • CERT article on mitigating XSS attacks.
    08/14/2006 3:32PM
    There has been a drastic increase in Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks of late. Here's an excellent article by CERT on how you can avoid them: [http://www.cert.org/tech\_tips/malicious\_code_mitigation.html][1] More information on XSS attacks can be found here: Read Full Article
  • Books: Boning up on MySQL
    11/07/2006 1:27AM
    Ian
    After years of using MySQL, I finally decided to it was time to do some homework and put MySQL to better use.  I bought [High Performance MySQL][1] and [PRO MySQL][2] and am glad I did.  [][1] With a couple of interesting database projects on the horizon and a long history of using MySQL at a basic leve ... Read Full Article
  • OpenOffice XHTML XSLT export filter
    09/18/2007 1:59PM
    As part of large project I'm working on, I need to create some kind of context sensitive online help system for a web application. I've used [LyX][1] in the past and exported that to [DocBook][2] which I then ran through an HTML filter but it's clumsy and there's no good maintainable way to link sections of the webapp ... Read Full Article
  • Nasty FireFox "bug" - empty img src= loads current URL.
    10/08/2008 7:41PM
    **2008-10-15 Update:** Unfortunately, it looks like MSIE 6, and possibly others, do not reliably set the HTTP_ACCEPT header to reflect the content type being requested. Often MSIE will send a \*/\*. So at the present moment it's not clear to me how one can recognize a request on the server which resulted fr ... Read Full Article
  • VMWare Workstation 6.5: Fix for arrow and delete keys not working
    02/28/2009 2:36PM
    647
    Under VMWare Workstation 6.5 I noticed that the arrow and delete keys no longer worked.  After a bit of searching around I found the following: Edit your "/etc/vmware/config" file and add: xkeymap.keycode.108 = 0x138 # Alt_R xkeymap.keycode.106 = 0x135 # KP_Divide xkeymap.keycode.104 = 0x ... Read Full Article
  • Subversion (svn) "Base checksum mismatch"
    08/11/2009 6:16PM
    So I managed to corrupt a copy of some code I checked out of my subversion repository. The error I'd get was: *Sending homepage.tmpl Transmitting file data .svn: Commit failed (details follow): ... Read Full Article
  • Testing an SSL connection from the command line
    03/11/2013 1:06PM
    Ian
    I had a need recently to test an HTTPS connection from one remote location to another. Not having a graphical browser available with which to test, I had to use a text-based tool. 'lynx' is a text-based browser that was available on the client end, but it does not support SSL. 'elinks' is lynx-like program, which DOES ... Read Full Article
  • YouTube scaling of Mysql Databases using Vitess
    09/03/2014 1:10PM
    I came across this todaywhich is the open source project released by Google that they use to scale Youtube. This looks like it could be very useful. ... Read Full Article
  • Facebook TAO
    09/04/2014 12:46PM
    TAO is a memcache replacement designed by Facebook to handle their social graph queries. It is not open sourced but a paper on it is available. [https://code.facebook.com/publications/161988287341248/tao-facebook-s-distributed-data-store-for-the-social-graph/][1] Another project is a router front-end to memcached ... Read Full Article
  • beanstalkd
    09/05/2014 2:39PM
    This is a lightweight fast message queue implementation with wide language support: ... Read Full Article