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Mozilla fails where it does best

Something must have passed QC on the mozilla web team that shouldn’t. Ever tried to download Mozilla Firefox from their homepage with a opera browser that has javascript disabled? You don’t get even a statical link offered that could lead … Continue reading

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List of PHPMD Rulesets

As I use PHPMD from time to time only (but more and more often) I needed to lookup the default ruleset names from the filesystem. As google is faster than a search on the harddrive, here they are for future … Continue reading

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Mjam! git cherry-pick

Each day you didn’t know about how to use git-cherry-pick is half a developer’s day. Kind of my feeling after this week has passed. It allows to take one commit from another branch and add it to the current branch. … Continue reading

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The getID3 PHP library can recognise PDFs and a bunch of other file types. In case you don’t have or need more than the PHP build in fileinfo library.

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Savant is a powerful but lightweight object-oriented template system for PHP.

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Melt-Down Countdown

As seen for days, the world is facing the maximum credible accident in a multitude of nuclear power plant cores close to a region of the world that has a very hight amount and density of human population. My thoughts … Continue reading

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HTML5 is lame

Some say XHTML was lame. If so, HTML5 will be even more lame. There isn’t any DTD. Can you imagine? Is the HEAD element needed or not? And what about the BODY or HTML element? Who can answer these questions? … Continue reading

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html5lib – A Python and PHP implementations of a HTML parser based on the WHATWG HTML5 specification.

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Pinba – Realtime Monitoring and Statistics Server for PHP

Pinba is a realtime monitoring/statistics server for PHP using MySQL as a read-only interface. It accumulates and processes data sent over UDP (I like that idea) by multiple PHP processes and displays statistics in a nice human-readable form of simple … Continue reading

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WordPress 3.0.5 shipped with flaw instead of enhancement (Updated 2x)

Users are reporting that WordPress 3.0.5 shipped with flaw instead of enhancement, you can find a Hotfix in form of a plugin here (more info) but it probably does not fix everything for you. #16489 Update: Various worpdress themes or … Continue reading

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Why the GNU GPL Still Matters (16 Jul 2009 by; Glyn Moody)

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WordPress 3.0.5 Released

Following up this mornings post, WordPress 3.0.5 has been released, (and 3.1 RC4 is out as well). It contains some security fixes and hardens the previous version, namely privilege escalation and information disclosure. WordPress 3.0.5 is the first version released … Continue reading

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WordPress now Sells Themes (Update 1x)

WordPress (com) introduces so called “premium themes” which is just a synonym for that there is a theme-market now. Founder of Automattic – the company running WordPress.com – Matt Mullenweg blogged about this as well. Looks pretty quickly hacked in, … Continue reading

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Milestones of WordPress: Early Project Timeline (ca. 2000 to 2005)

Know the roots. If you want to learn about the general development of WordPress over time and you haven’t been with the project on from it’s very beginning and before, it looks like you’ve reached the point where it’s time … Continue reading

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Ddccontrol and Fedora 14

I wanted to give Ddccontrol a try under Fedora 14. It did not fit the job in the end but was a nice practice for me to understand installation of programs of which no package exists. That can be tricky … Continue reading

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WordPress Changes GPL License Text Again

Within less than a year, a wordpress core developer changed wordpress’s licensing statement again. This time it has been changed from GPL to GPL v2+. The Changeset was [17301]: WordPress contains libraries only available under the GPL v2 or later. … Continue reading

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Fedora 14 PHP Development Setup from Scratch

I’m currently setting up a new Fedora 14 development box. For documentation purposes I’m writing down my way of setting it up and it’s probably worth for others. I was pretty confident with a Fedora 13 + Eclipse setup so … Continue reading

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New Bulk Action Delete Dataloss

I tested the new bulk action media management the last days to delete a massive amount of images (I uploaded them once for another test). Well, turns out that even thoroughly checked, some pictures were deleted that were not intended … Continue reading

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Websocket Protocol Vulnerability

Linked: Disabling the WebSocket protocol (by Anne van Kesteren; 08 Dec 2010). This HTML 5 looks to be a scary mess security wise. I hope the browser vendors do their jobs.

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FSFE updates Blogs to WordPress 3.0

The FSFE blogging platform has been upgraded to WordPress 3.0.1. It was formerly driven by WordPress MU. The blogs are a place where supporters of the Free Software Foundation Europe (the Fellowship) can blog about their work and thoughts. It’s … Continue reading

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