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Drupal sessions table expiring on Ubuntu/Deb boxes

Ubuntu and Debian boxes don't ship with PHP's garbage collector turned on, so it never triggers what ever code needs to happen to clean up your session handling system.

So on CMS's like Drupal 5 and Drupal 6 you end up with really huge session tables, but there is a fix.

Blocktronics flash based ANSI art viewer

Freaking cool, Oh how I love ANSI Art!

http://blocktronics.net/packs/codename-chris-wirth/#/we-lud.ans

The block on the left is taken from the above image, creds to blocktronics!

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Munin graph your Drupal response times for user logins

Munin is a wonderful tool, it is best explained by the project itself.. Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.

HelloWorld on Android V2

Heres an updated version of my HelloWorld APK..

- Has a basic menu (hit the menu button) for triggering a new thread
- Uses threading model for obtaining data and updating the UI
- Appends the output of a script on here that just prints the current epoch
- Uses the vibrating service when it gets a response

Slowly improving my android fu!

Ever read couchsurfing's terms of use? No Android Couchsurfing unless they write it..

Just skimming through Couchsurfing.org's terms of use document...

5.1 You Grant Us a License. By submitting any content (including without limitation, your photograph) to our Site, you hereby grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed and promote such content in any form, in all media now known or hereinafter created and for any purpose.

Behind the lines of couchsurfing

Interesting jib-jab at whats going down behind scenes at a really great website that certainly changed my life and i'm sure many others http://couchsurfing.org

Well, have a read here..

http://www.opencouchsurfing.org/tag/casey/

Hello world on Android Nexus One!

I had a bash at the Android SDK with Eclipse, seems pretty decent, even had a working emulator, in an hour I managed to

- Get a working development environment
- Learn about basic HTTP connections
- Test the application in the emulator
- Upload my app to my nexus one android (2.2 cyanogenmod)

My first app just (without much error checking) displays the contents from the CHANGELOG.txt of this site, but atleast I know how to get some data from the net and display it.

Iconic Vivisect!

Thanks to the bassist I scored a demo CD for Melbourne GrindCore/Thrash band Iconic Vivisect , well i've had a really good listen (several times!) and it's totally brutal! Thanks for the album! sounds tight, punchy, professional and most importantly extremly brutal, credits to the bassist for handing me the CD at the supermarket!!! See you guys live sometime!

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