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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 ;-)

Optimizing TYPO3 backend responsiveness

Thu, 5 Jun 2008

During the last months I attended to excellent meetings. One was the TYPO3DD08 and the other was the "Dirty Handson Session" (Forelle ist geil!). During the last session we worked on HCI issues in Arnhem @ the Netcreators office together with Ben van 't Ende, Benjamin Mack, Jens Hoffmann, Patrick Broens, Steffen Kamper and me. We had a lot of fun and made a good start improving the backend step by step. During the last session I made some minor. . .

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category: TYPO3

Happy prompt

Thu, 5 Jun 2008

I live on the command line quite a lot. Sometimes I wonder how the machine I am working on is holding up. A nice command to see what is going on is 'top'. Although it's quite resource hungry. A lighter alternative is 'uptime'. I don't like typing that command very often however. There are some very nice BASH prompt tutorials in the pipes and tubes out there and there are some ready made prompts to get you started. I adapted one of these. . .more »

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category: cli

TYPO3 sanity check

Thu, 24 May 2007

Some days ago I got fed up with running across odd configuration settings on our servers. We run several servers with a lot of TYPO3 installations. It would be really nice to be able to see the status of all installations at a glance. So I started out writing a shell script with a lot of grep and cut commands. Soon I realised that I would be a lot quicker writing the script in ruby. Still later I realized that turning it into a TYPO3 extension. . .more »

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category: TYPO3

A new Text Highlighter is born

Wed, 23 May 2007

A couple of days ago I wrote a nice ruby script to check our server. The script reads all the vhost files, extracts the DocumentRoot's and searches the paths it finds. It checks if a TYPO3 installation is there and if so, does a sanity check on that installation. I wanted to share this script with you and thought it would be very nice to display it on a page in all it's highlighted glory. Only . . . the code highlighter in the 'extdeveval' does. . .more »

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category: TYPO3

I know I know . .

Sat, 5 May 2007

There's not a lot of useful stuff on here yet . . . I want to put some time into converting and modding a nice theme first. Then I may try to post some useful articles on here. I would like to post some tutorials about (for example):

  • how to build a preview tree structure using a data array
  • how to write a 'clickmenu' backend extension
And maybe write about some other stuff that interests me. . .more »

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category: TYPO3