Posts Categorized: General

I’ve Turned into a Hipster

After playing around with CoffeeScript, I find it is too good not to use. So now I am a CoffeeScript coder. Does this mean I’m a hipster? How embarrassing.

Note to self: Node Deployment

This is really a note to me as since Delicious has “jumped the shark” I don’t really know where else to put it. I’ve been researching automated deployment of NodeJS applications, and found this excellent blog post to help me out: Deploying Node.JS Apps, by Ben Gourley. Plus this question on stack overflow on nginx… Read more »

JSConf EU – Day 1

Back home now after a busy day at JSConf EU, brain is pretty melted due to a lot of good talks, so will make this a quick one. Three things really stood out for me today. Firstly, Cloud9 IDE. This is a browser based JavaScript IDE, and it looks fantastic. With no setup or configuration… Read more » Tomorrow = Huzzah!

This is just a quick post as I’m off to bed for an early night’s sleep. JSConf EU is tomorrow and am one of the lucky few who have in their posession a “golden ticket” to attend. It’s  a jam-packed event starting at an unaturally early 8am! Do they know this is Berlin?! You can’t… Read more »

PHP: It’s not you, it’s me

This is a minor whinge, and I apologise for that. I don’t post for weeks, and when I do: whinge; moan; complain (not that I’d particularly happy about conforming with the whinging pom sterotype). Anyway. this is about PHP. Frankly PHP, you’ve served me well. I remember being pried away from Perl when you were only 3. With 4 you had… Read more »

Testing Charm, a console based blogging application

One of my favourite blog is Motho ke motho ka botho. It’s all about Linux and getting the most out of old and low powered machines. As you probably expect, it heavily promotes console based applications – which is great for me and my continual search for lightweight efficiency (read as happily playing about with… Read more »

Live Unsigned Sponsored by 6Sync

A number of weeks ago, the lovely people at 6sync were nice enough to host Live Unsigned*, in exchange for a plug or two on this blog.  To me, this seemed like a very fair exchange, also it meant that I had a nice clean server which I could set up just as I wanted… Read more »

Testing Tumblr with Berlin Birdbox

I’ve head a lot of stuff about Tumblr recently and how easy it is to update. As you can see from the blog you’re reading right now, I need all the help with keeping things up-to-date so I thought I’d give it a try, so I did. Obviously, being the lead tech geek at Jabbakam… Read more »

Fix: Cannot load from mysql.proc. The table is probably corrupted

Following from my dependency hell problems the other day my new version of MySQL seems to have all its stored procedures corrupted, displaying the following message when any of them are executed: Cannot load from mysql.proc. The table is probably corrupted After a bit of research, I found the simple fix is to run mysql_upgrade Problem… Read more »