Site update: New changes, wordpress rocks and I hate content stealers

November 12th, 2010 by upa_kid 
WordPress is the best blogging platform I have ever used. Over last 3+ years I have published over 1200+ small how-to and tutorials. Both this blog and faq section runs on WordPress. About site traffic I never paid attention to web statistics. Recently I started to collect stats using webalizer and mint. Since May’06 this site received total 1,117,330 page views and unique 641,575 visitors....

Linux direct I/O mystery

November 11th, 2010 by upa_kid 
Recently there was some problem with one of the quite old Dell RHEL box. Application was not working. Someone installed some old binary application. At some point application was crashing under Red Hat enterprise Linux 2.1. After exchanging tons of email with application vendor and RedHat, problem was solved by installing latest version of Red hat enterprise Linux. open() sys call was a problem…. The...

How do I create CD / DVD database Labels in OpenOffice.Org under Linux / Mac OS X / Windows?

November 11th, 2010 by upa_kid 
This is a reader-contributed article. If you’re serious about music or DVDs, at some point you cross the threshold of having more than you can keep track of easily. The box full of index cards has served its purpose; it’s time to move on to storing information about your CDs and DVDs in a database. This might seem like more of a pain than you can stand. What’s the point of doing...