Kohana 3.2 and Controller/Action forward() functionality

June 2nd, 2012 1 comment

Unfortunately, Kohana 3.2 doesn’t include a “forward()” method in Controllers as most MVC frameworks do (the framework is strict HMVC). It should include the method if you ask me :-)

Synchronize or backup files with “rsync”

August 18th, 2011 1 comment

rsync” is a powerful synchronization command for files and directories (local and remote) commonly available for Unix and Windows systems nowadays, let’s explain the basics of how it works …

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Watch out! PHP 5.2 vulnerability, site hacked and redirections to “finditnow.osa.pl”

March 21st, 2011 10 comments

Today we found out that traffic for one of the Websites we work on drop off significantly during the weekend, we obviously freaked out.

The following grep search in the site’s document root confirmed our worst fears

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Google vs. Bing case, isn’t clear enough?

February 7th, 2011 No comments

I’ve been following for some days now the controversy regarding Bing copying search results from Google.

There is so many people and posts not defining a clear posture, personally I don’t find it that hard to judge.

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Turn off output buffering in PERL

September 9th, 2010 No comments

This is a quick one, just include at the beginning of your script: $| = 1;

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Convert your vBulletin 3.x Templates to vBulletin 4.x

May 6th, 2010 5 comments

Our team is in the middle of upgrading a high traffic vBulletin 3.6.8 Website to vBulletin 4.0.3, the vB Template Syntax changed considerably …

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Keep Your SSH Sessions Alive in Ubuntu

May 5th, 2010 2 comments

You are connected to a server through SSH, then you start doing something else, and by the time you come back to the console, the server kicked you out!

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Independent Sessions in Firefox Tabs

May 5th, 2010 No comments

I was going crazy making modifications to a vBulletin site, needed to test the behavior of the homepage when the user was logged in and when wasn’t …

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Lighttpd behind Apache2 (Apache2 Load Balancing)

April 1st, 2010 No comments

I was wondering the other day if I could have a Lighttpd Website wrapped behind Apache2 in some kind of proxy), guess what, you can!

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Ruby on Rails Debugging Quickies

March 18th, 2010 1 comment

To be able to print out an object and its contents so you can inspect it, is a basic need for any language/framework when developing …