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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 ;-)

MindState, a cheaper I-doser

Wed, 23 Jan 2013

I've always been interested in exploring the mind. One way to reach altered states is through Brain entrainment or Brainwave entrainment. By using EEG it is now known that for different mental states, the brain resonates at different frequencies. These frequencies range from 0-100 Hz (and over 100). The EEG page has a nice table explaining the states that go with the frequencies. The idea of brain machines, is to stimulate your mind using. . .more »

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TYPO3 Nginx configuration v2

Thu, 14 Jul 2011

It's been a while since I posted my Nginx configuration for TYPO3. It's been updated recently. I run several sites that use similar configuration options, so I split off parts of the configuration into include files.more »

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category: TYPO3, Nginx

Check your PHP code for deprecated features

Thu, 12 May 2011

In the latest stable version of PHP (5.3 at the time of writing) a number of ini directives and functions have been deprecated. Love it or hate it, the code that uses these ini directives and functions will behave badly when run in PHP 5.3. The TYPO3 core has been fine with PHP 5.3 for a while now, but the majority of the 5000+ extensions still uses deprecated functions. PHP 5.3 has been out for a while now in several distributions. With the. . .more »

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TYPO3 Templates, book review

Sat, 12 Mar 2011
TYPO3 Templates

I have just finished reading a TYPO3 book titled 'TYPO3 Templates' with the subtitle; 'Create and modify templates with TypoScript and TemplaVoila'.

The author of the book is Jeremy Greenawalt, web director of Vintage 56. I had never before heard of Jeremy. In fact I didn't know any Jeremies at. . .more »

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category: TYPO3

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

PHP_EOL goodness

Tue, 16 Feb 2010

I did an amazing discovery today. There is a PHP constant called PHP_EOL you can use instead of "\n". This will make your script cross platform. I honestly did not know about this. I'm happy I learnt something new today.more »

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category: cli


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