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MindState - Michiel Roos

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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 ;-)

TYPO3 mass upgrade script

Wed, 21 Jan 2009

Yesterday some updates came out for TYPO3. These updates fixed certain issues and we needed to update all of our excellent shared hosting environments. We already have a script (which is more elaborate now) that checks all our TYPO3 installations and sends the sysadmins a nice report about its findings. We use part of that report (list of paths to Document Roots). . .more »

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category: TYPO3, cli

Create a 'drop shadow' folder action

Tue, 13 Jan 2009

Back in the day I worked for an advertising company and had a desk in the studio where all the shiny Macs lived. They had all these cool Adobe programs that could do amazing things for you when hooked to 'folder actions'.more »

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category: OSX, cli

Skype chat in Adium

Mon, 12 Jan 2009

When I started using more than one messenging program because client X used it, my screen got more and more cluttered with tiny windows. When I found Adium, I was able to reduce those many windows into one. Until Skype came . . .more »

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category: OSX

TYPO3 extension development book

Thu, 8 Jan 2009

Are you interested in TYPO3 extension programming? This is the first book on the subject. It is packed with the information you need. It's a good thing that there is finally a book about extension development for TYPO3. The newsgroups are always full of people asking how to do 'this' or 'that' when developing an extension. This book is an excellent starting point for an aspiring TYPO3 extension developer.more »

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category: TYPO3

DAM 1.1.0 has been released

Fri, 26 Dec 2008

The DAM development team is proud to announce the release of version 1.1.0 of the DAM, the bugfix Release after "The Big Sleep". Finally the new version is here due to the work of many people. We said 1.1 would be a christmas present and it is. Thanks Uschi for all your testing, suggestions, enthousiasm. Keep up the good work! Karma points all the way for you ;-) Thanks Stan for your communication with the DAM team and especially. . .more »

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category: TYPO3

TYPO3 database backup without the heavy tables

Wed, 23 Jul 2008

There are times when you need to backup your database or even copy the complete database to another server. If you are unlucky, you cannot use the mysqldump tool to make a copy of the complete database at once because that would bring down the server completely. It would also be nice to be able to rsync over the data to another server (the staging server). Then having one huge dump file is also sub-optimal. A solution is needed that is. . .more »

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category: TYPO3, cli

Switching the baseURL

Fri, 27 Jun 2008

A couple of weeks ago I thought the price of the mobile pipes and tubes had come down far enough to give them a try. So I went over to the local pipes and tubes distributor and shackled myself to a year-long agreement with them. I was totally happy the first train trip home, doing a video chat with Ben. All seemed to work quite. . .more »

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category: TYPO3

TYPO3 housekeeping part 2

Thu, 26 Jun 2008

So here we are again. I hope you have gotten the hang of cleaning your TYPO3 installation and are reaping the benefits. If you are like me, you dont like to repeat yourself. All this typing on the command line, can't we automate this? The vacume cleaner in the image here cleans your rooms on its own. We would like TYPO3 to do that too. The problem is that we are not sure if. . .more »

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category: cli, TYPO3

TYPO3 housekeeping

Wed, 25 Jun 2008

When you run a TYPO3 installation for several months you tend to create and delete a lot of pages and a lot of page content. Relations between elements are created and severed. When pages and records are deleted in TYPO3, they are not really deleted from the database. The 'deleted' field in the table is merely set to 1. So over time your table will accumulate a lot of deleted records. It can also happen that you remove a page that is pointed to. . .more »

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category: TYPO3, cli

Rethinking the realurl mod_rewrite rules

Sun, 22 Jun 2008

TYPO3 ships with a default .htaccess file and also with a simplified version in the /misc directory. Both files contain a mod_rewrite setup to help you set up your site so your content can be reached using nice readable URI's. The default _.htaccess file that you can get from the TYPO3 dummy package has always worked for me. I have never had any trouble setting up realurl using this file and thus never gave it a lot of attention. Last week. . .more »

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category: TYPO3