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MindState - Michiel Roos


My name is Michiel Roos. I currently work for MaxServ in Holland. I like tech stuff like Linux, TYPO3, Gumstix and Roombas but I also like to dig in the dirt and try to grow veggies and other things. Some of you may know me as author of nc_staticfilecache and maintainder of the DAM project.

But why?

Well . . . I like code without typo's. It just runs better ;-)

Book review coming up

Fri, 14 Jan 2011

I'm going to review a book called TYPO3 Templates. It's a step-by-step guide to creating and modifying templates with TypoScript and TemplaVoila.

This book starts with the basics of creating an example TYPO3 site before showing you how to add your own stylesheets and enhanced JavaScript to the. . .more »

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category: TYPO3

Storing PHP sessions in MemCached

Sat, 10 Jul 2010

Memcached is a Free & open source, high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load. Memcached is an in-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data (strings, objects) from results of database calls, API calls, or page. . .more »

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category: TYPO3, OSX, Debian


Sat, 2 Jan 2010

A TYPO3 installation is a complex mix of TYPO3-core, TYPO3-setup and extensions which makes every installation unique. Therefore it is difficult to automatically detect the health of a TYPO3 installation, especially when new security concerns arise or different systems, extensions or partners are interacting. Currently available system-monitoring software, like nagios, can check the hardware state and much more but not the proper setup of TYPO3. . .more »

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category: TYPO3

Dam 1.1.3 has been released

Fri, 1 Jan 2010

The DAM development team is proud to announce the release of version 1.1.3 of the DAM. This is the first in a series of 12 monthly bugfix releases for the 1.1 branch. Every month a new bugfix version will be released that contains
the latest fixes. The next release is planned for Friday the 5th of February. Big thanks go out to all the people who have spotted bugs, supplied patches and tested the dam. We could not have done this without. . .more »

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category: DAM

DAM release speed

Thu, 31 Dec 2009

I recently released DAM 1.1.2 as you may have noticed. And one or two releases a year is just not enough. I'm going to do monthly bugfix releases from now on. Even if only one pesky bug is fixed, a bugfix release will be baked that month.

This means that the Mantis roadmap is no longer very usefull for bugfix releases on the 1.1 branch since we will release anyway and the bugs that are not fixed will be moved forward to the next. . .more »

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category: DAM

DAM 1.1.2 has been released

Sun, 20 Dec 2009

The DAM development team is proud to announce the release of version 1.1.2 of the DAM. Also known as; 'Bugfix Release for the Bugfix Release after "The Big Sleep"'.more »

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category: DAM

Two great Thunderbird add-ons

Thu, 20 Aug 2009

I came accross two great Thunderbird add-ons:

  • Colored Diffs
  • Quicktext
Colored Diffs was mentioned on the TYPO3 dev list as a solution for syntax highlighting the diffs attached to posts on the core list. It's realy a great. . .more »

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category: TYPO3

Enabling nc_staticfilecache in TYPO3 Nginx

Wed, 5 Aug 2009

In Nginx, the old Apache static file cache configuration no longer works. We will need to write a new one. We only want to redirect to a static file if a number of conditions are met. With mod_rewrite you can just chain a number of RewriteCond's together and follow them up with a RewriteRule. In Nginx there is no way to directly chain together a series of if statements. Nesting is also not allowed. We. . .more »

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category: TYPO3, Nginx

TYPO3 Nginx, enable gzip and expires headers

Wed, 5 Aug 2009

Nginx comes with a lot of modules. You can read all about them on the Nginx wiki. The syntax of the configuration files differs from Apache syntax, but up to now everything I need is possible. There are also a lot of nifty new features like an empty gif configuration. We can use this to serve an empty gif right from memory without having to. . .more »

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category: TYPO3, Nginx

Running TYPO3 on Nginx

Tue, 4 Aug 2009

Last week I was searching for a bit of a performance boost for my site running on a Linode package. It's pretty OK, but not 'zippy' at all. During my search I came across a lot of interesting articles about Squid, lighttpd, <span style="display: none;"> </span>Varnish and Nginx. EVO techblog. . .more »

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category: TYPO3, Debian, Nginx