Archives for: "September 2006"

Fixing Serendipity Atom Feeds

I have another blog, less technical than this one, which runs Serendipity. I was upgrading to the latest version (a task long neglected) when I noticed that my Atom feeds weren't producing valid XML. The problem was caused by some URLs which had ampers… more »

Faster Firefox

A couple of performance related links for Firefox users. Here is a page with optimized builds of and 2.0RC1, ie. with various additional compiler options turned on (over the standard build). I've been using a SSE2 build all day and it s… more »

phpBB and Xaraya, Tips for Importing and Converting Large Databases

We have been looking at transferring to a new server and a new CMS/Forum system. Currently it uses phpBBPlus, an extensively modded version of phpBB. Over the years, as we've built up to over 80,000 posts, the performance has gotten wors… more »

Smart Package Manager - Error Updating Cache

Had a bit of trouble with Smart on my laptop this week. After I had to cancel out of an update the whole thing kept hanging when updating the cache at the start, the GUI would sit there doing nothing. I tried running it direct from the shell and got th… more »

IE, Alpha Transparency and Print Stylesheets

As may be obvious, I've been playing around with a theme for b2evo in the last few days. I've got it to a point where I was mostly satisfied with how it looked in Firefox, Opera, Konqueror and IE. However, I am using the AlphaImageLoader to make the PN… more »

Xara Xtreme

I discovered Xara Xtreme the other day. Xara have apparently open sourced their code for the windows version and members of the Linux community have taken the code and run with it. It is now a very fast (it runs well even on my creaky old laptop) and v… more »

New Boog Design Home Page Features

I've just been updating the boogdesign home page so that it displays recent updates from the rest of the site. I used Magpie RSS rather than hacking around with databases, as I figured it would be easier to extend later and less code in the short term.… more »
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