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JQuery selectable and links inside the selected item
JQuery selectable and links inside the selected item

Without a doubt the JQuery library is the most used Javascript framework for creating interactive web applications. Personally, I’m also a big fan of the JQuery UI Library and all it’s effects. Just makes it easy and straight forward to build interactive apps. Recently, I’ve added the “selectable” effect. The…

Apple – truly revolutionary
Apple – truly revolutionary

Right, it is September 12th and Apple just released the new iPhone 5. While reading the live blogs (where is the good old live streaming?) and somehow missing the “Jobs” effects, I couldn’t help, but being bored with the announcements made. Somehow it feels like the “revolution” the “truly amazing”…

Free up memory on Mac OS X
Free up memory on Mac OS X

Here is another tip how to free up memory (last weeks tip was on freeing up memory on Ubuntu). I’ve a MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and unfortunately constantly battle with memory usage. That is, I’ve got Tomcat, OpenBD, MySQL, MongoDB, Sublime Text 2, FireFox, Safari, BBEdit, Terminal, SQL Editor,…

WTF? Windows DOS changing path
WTF? Windows DOS changing path

Right, so we all know our trusted little command, “cd”, to change directories in the DOS shell of Windows, right? Well, I was in for quite a surprise today when I could not change to any directory at all. I kept on trying doing a simply: [code]C:>cd D:somedir D:somedir C:>…

Free up memory on Ubuntu
Free up memory on Ubuntu

I’ve noticed that doing a extraction of a large archive (with tar) or moving files around the network (with scp) takes up all memory of the Ubuntu server. Just today, I extracted a 33GB archive at the process “eaten” up 28GB of memory, which would be fine if the process…

Use of mirror repositories for Ubuntu
Use of mirror repositories for Ubuntu

Just today, the US archives for the Ubuntu repositories were down again and thus servers were not updated. Thus I set out to see if there are better methods to overcome when those archives are down. As I thought, the use of mirrors is an alternative. Here is what you…

Select all checkboxes with JQuery
Select all checkboxes with JQuery

More then once you need to select all checked checkboxes in your web application. With JQuery this is a piece of cake. The following code returns all the checked checkbox values in an array AND in a string; [javascript] <script type="text/javascript"> function getchecked(){ // Get checked values var selected =…

Removing line breaks and tabs in a MySQL column
Removing line breaks and tabs in a MySQL column

Sometimes it happens that you have unwanted tabs, line breaks, paragraphs, etc. in a table column. With the following code snippet you can clean the value of the column quickly: [sql]update mytable set mycolumn = REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(mycolumn, ‘t’, ”), ‘r’, ”), ‘n’, ”)[/sql]

Distraction: The root cause of being inefficient
Distraction: The root cause of being inefficient

In the recent months I have been following a rigorous “work plan” in order to not get distracted (read: inefficient). Sometimes I fail to follow all “my rules” but mostly I manage to make it work. Thus while working I follow these simply rules; Turn off eMail (Log out of…

Sample Code for Janrain integration for CFML / ColdFusion
Sample Code for Janrain integration for CFML / ColdFusion

Here is a sample code for integration the Janrain Engage social login. This is inspired by the sample codes published over at https://github.com/janrain/Janrain-Sample-Code. (I asked them to integrate the CFML sample code, but they did not reply) Alas, you find the code below or can also get it on Github as…

The case for a enterprise open source Product Information Management System solution (PIM)
The case for a enterprise open source Product Information Management System solution (PIM)

The last couple of years, everyone who needed to manage products for a store, be it for a e-commerce site, book store or a retail store in general, has probably run into redundant product data. That is, the products are already in “one system”, but can not be exported in…

Information Overflow
Information Overflow

Stuck in my mind, can’t move hands, just starring at the screen and getting horrified what could happen if this state continues on… Fail to get inspired by people around me. How they try to engage me. Hate their good meaning cheer up words that all will be fine… I…

OpenBD and MongoDB: Can&#8217;t get easier then this
OpenBD and MongoDB: Can’t get easier then this

I’m currently working on a project that uses MongoDB (yes, that’s the awesome NoSQL database everyone talks about). Now, my favorites language of choice (CFML) and especially my favorite open source CFML engine OpenBD, has support for MongoDB built in which makes it a snap to use for any ColdFusion…

The case for a enterprise open source Product Information Management System solution (PIM)
The case for a enterprise open source Product Information Management System solution (PIM)

The last couple of years, everyone who needed to manage products for a store, be it for a e-commerce site, book store or a retail store in general, has probably run into redundant product data. That is, the products are already in “one system”, but can not be exported in…

htaccess being hacked and detecting malware on Linux
htaccess being hacked and detecting malware on Linux

Unfortunately, I’ve had to learn a thing or two about server intrusion, .htaccess being hacked, backdoors and more in the last days. Well, one could say it is a good education… In any case, one of the major issues I was confronted with, is that on one PHP based server…

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