October 19, 2008

Forums – why do you always have to register?!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 11:36 am

It’s such a waste of time having to register on forums.

To make just one comment that would normally take ten seconds you have to spend five minutes filling in your details, clicking on an activation email, storing your new password somewhere and then finally logging in – a complete pain!

There should be a feature on the site that says:
“I recommend this answer” which you don’t have to login to use – would make life so much simpler.


Ubuntu upgrade – lost network connection

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 11:33 am

Upgraded to 7.10 using the Internet connection. The upgrade went smooth but when I rebooted I could no longer access the network.

Solution turned out to be to run the DHCP Client:
sudo dhclient eth0

October 15, 2008

HOWTO: Wipe Handheld – erase data on a Blackberry

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 2:18 pm

To reset your BlackBerry (erase all personal data, reset to factory defaults)

From the home screen, select Options | Security Options
Select General Settings
On some devices, you now select “Services”. If this isn’t available, go to next step.
Click the trackwheel, and select Wipe Handheld
Click Continue
When prompted, type “blackberry” to continue
Your BlackBerry device will erase all the data and put the settings back to factory default

October 13, 2008

HTML Slide systems using CSS and Javascript

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 1:42 pm


For more details see:

What is Gearman

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 7:36 am

Gearman is a system to farm out work to other machines, dispatching function calls to machines that are better suited to do work, to do work in parallel, to load balance lots of function calls, or to call functions between languages.


Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 7:34 am

What is memcached?

memcached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.

Danga Interactive developed memcached to enhance the speed of, a site which was already doing 20 million+ dynamic page views per day for 1 million users with a bunch of webservers and a bunch of database servers. memcached dropped the database load to almost nothing, yielding faster page load times for users, better resource utilization, and faster access to the databases on a memcache miss.

PHP – Closures and Namespaces

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 7:33 am

PHP now has Namespaces since version 5.3.
No plans for Closures yet though.

October 7, 2008

Creating a simple password protected area using CodeIgniter

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 2:09 pm

To password protect an area in a site that uses CodeIgniter, all that needs doing is to add a quick check in the main controller?s constructor to see if a session variable has been set.

For more information, see:

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