February, 2009 | stratos.me

BloggerBuddy: Update to v0.5.1

The last couple of days my friend Sire brought to my attention a small problem on BloggerBuddy. There was a conversation on the update post here about it. What was happening is that on the individual feed view, i.e. when clicking on a specific feed to view posts from that blog only, the posts would be randomly ordered rather than ordered by date, as they should be. I also noticed that the same thing happened when you would do a search. Thanks to him i took another look at my code and i found out that i had a small problem. I fixed it and decided it is worth releasing a small update. This is now on...
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When things get extremely wrong

As many of you must have noticed, either by visitng or by my desperate tweets, my sites have been down yesterday for almost 12 hours. This is due to what i’d like to call a mistake of mythical proportions. But why am i writing this post now? Well, for starters i want to let you guys know what happened yesterday and, secondly, because my mistake can help you out and warn you, so you won’t have to deal with the same problems i had. As they say: “It’s a very good thing to learn from your mistakes but even better to learn from others’“. So, here is my story. All my...
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Dumb and dumber root commands

Managing a linux machine can be from extremely easy to extremely difficult depending on the level of abstraction to the system you are willing to use. For instance, using an Ubuntu distribution with an administrator-like user account (that’s a sudo-er) and synaptic, makes things actually pretty easy. But, in my humble opinion, the time when you need to get your hands a bit dirty will come sooner or later. Either you will need a program that is not available from the official sources (so compiling seems to be the only way) or you will be curious on “how can this be done manually”. And...
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Member Of The Month: January

So here we are again. The first 1/12th of the year has gone by and, to be honest, it was not one of my most productive ones. But, what can you do, i’ve been thrown some curveballs this month on my professional and online life. On the contrary, on my personal life, i am better than good so the tradeoff is fair. Although i haven’t been around much this month you have been as loyal as before. Without further due, this month’s MOTM is Raju with 14 comments! I would like to thank you all, especially Raju, for coming back here. I must add that i was very touched by all of you showing...
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