Practical Query Analysis: PQA is a tool for analyzing the queries your PostgreSQL or MySQL server is running.
LinuXchangE: LXE is trying to provide all sorts of network services, including Windows services.
JLan Server: File server written in Java. Who comes up with this stuff?
Safari Speed: It is supposed to speed up the page display time. Anyone know if this works?
Behind the markup: Nice presentation of structure and layout.
Tracking GoogleBot: A little PHP code to let you know when GoogleBot has come by to spider your page.
MIT OpenCourseWare: Course materials for MIT classes.
The install process for any OS can be a tricky thing. Over the years things have gotten better though, especially in the open source OS field. Most of the Linux distributions now come with a fully graphical install process. For the BSD systems not much has changed over the years, they are all mostly basic, straight forward, no frills steps. The DragonFly BSD project has been trying to change that, with their BSD Installer. This new installer is being used by LiveBSD for a FreeBSD live CD. I can already picture all of those who cursed sysinstall for lo these many years jumping up for joy.
Truth be told, I’ve never had much of a problem with sysinstall. Sure there are a some things I would change, but nothing really huge.
Always fun to see updates to Apple hardware. The iBook update has been anticipated, the general feel seems to be that now updates to the PowerBook line are coming sooner rather than later. There is also a new model for the Power Mac G5 line, a lower end single processor system. The update that really makes me drool is the updated Xserve RAID. The only major change seems to be the drives used, instead of 250GB models you can opt for 400GB drives. This bumps the potential storage over 5TB!
The PHP WTF: A site where people send it strange/odd/wrong/foolish bits of PHP code.
color synthAxis: Another cool color selection tool.
Rules of Normalization: I’m always amazed at the number of people doing database work who don’t know anything about data normalization.
LOC counting in PHP: An example of how to do lines of code (LOC) counting in PHP.
I’ve updated my install of WordPress to version 1.2.1. For now I’ve gone back to the default theme and index.ph while I try and repair my custom index.php. It appears to have been partially munched during a restore from backup a couple of days
HTMLDoc: Looks like there have been a few changes to HTMLDoc recently. This is a great tool and I’m glad to see it remain available via an open source license.
The big buzz this morning about Google Desktop. Perhaps Google is trying to steal Microsoft’s fire with searching desktop data? Some folks have speculated that this will be a major step towards a GoogleOS, in a way that is true. This will naturally bring up privacy and security issues. I expect there to be a lot more discussion about those two issues in the coming weeks as more people are able to try out Google Desktop and lean on it ways that Google hadn’t expected.
The next natural step is for Google to provide a file share (like iDisk) that people can use from any computer they go to. More than likely this would be webDAV, along with a web based file manager that could be accessed from any system with a web browser. Just like Google Desktop, this file share would be indexed and included in search results at Google.
phpApacheBrowser: Another web based file management app, but this one requires PHP5.
Conflux: A groupware package in Python with PostgreSQL as the backend. Certainly looks neat.
Parrot 0.1.1: Slashdot coverage of Parrot 0.1.1 release. I think the potential for a common base among so many languages (Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, etc) could be quite exciting. Unless it gains some serious momentum though I don’t see it happening anytime soon.
OpenGroupware: More groupware goodness. I’d passed on this one in the past, maybe now is a good time to go back and take another look.