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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 ;-)

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

MacPorts . . . Give me back my PHP 5.2

Tue, 4 Aug 2009

A while ago I updated my Ports list and upgraded all outdated ports. This gave me a shiny new PHP 5.3. PHP 5.3 is nice but it has deprecated a lot of functions and changed some other functions. This is all well and good, but now it spews a torrent of 'Notices', 'Deprecated' and 'Warning' messages when running TYPO3 4.1 and TYPO3 4.2 sites. I can still get PHP 5.3 if I install the php5-devel package. If I really want to run that I'll compile. . .more »

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category: OSX, cli, MacPorts

Profiling the extension manager with KCachegrind

Tue, 4 Aug 2009

Disclaimer: This is just an example of how to produce profiler output and analyse it, not a real attempt at optimising the extension manager (though that should be done too!).
In the previous article you can read how to install KCachegrind on OSX. If you are on Ubuntu or any other flavour of Linux, chances are that more »

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category: TYPO3, cli, OSX

Installing KCachegrind on OSX

Sat, 1 Aug 2009

This article is only relevant for users of OSX.  Coming from a Gentoo world to OSX, now and then I want to install some software that is not available pre-built for OSX. I like to use more recent Apache 2 for local testing and I also like to use Gimp and InkScape, so I use MacPorts to fetch and compile all the Open. . .more »

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category: MacPorts, OSX, 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