Amazon EC2 Free Tier for Mumble is (probably) a bad idea

Amazon Web Services offers a free tier that gives you an EC2 micro instance for free the first year of service, among other things. There are no hidden fees or anything like that and the offer is excellent to get a feel for cloud computing. The problem is that using this free tier for your Mumble or Teamspeak server is most of the time a bad idea. I’ve seen this mentioned several times. Use the…

"Amazon EC2 Free Tier for Mumble is (probably) a bad idea"

Chive – Internal Server Error Problem

Every webmaster knows the free PHP tool for the administration of MySQL databases phpMyAdmin, where one can do all important operations in its MySQL databases via browser. This is more likely to be developed in a easy manner and its surface is still based on a frameset. Many webmasters are not familiar and so there are various alternatives, which are however often only developed and supported for a short time. A new competitor in this…

"Chive – Internal Server Error Problem"

Decorating Django views that require Google Authorization with python decorators

In a project that I am currently involved, we needed to authenticate with Google Analytics in order to query statistics. As you may know currently Google supports three authentication mechanisms to allow other applications to authenticate on someone’s behalf. ClientLogin: You give your username, password and the application does the rest for you. I don’t think there are still people out there who can give away their passwords to applications to be used on their…

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Alfresco list constraint that can get available values from an external service

In an on-going project that I am involved in right now, we are using/extending Alfresco as a Content Management System. One of the challenges we have faced is that we have integrate it with an internal CV (Controlled Vocabulary). CV holds the references of all domain specific entities and the relationships between them. We need the list of values from the CV to show in the user interface, there are two ways to do this.…

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The Problem with Perfection, or Why Tetris Sequels Stink

Tetris for the original Game Boy is one of the video game industry’s most romantic and well told success stories with good reason. It has a touch of the exotic thanks to its Russian setting, it has that James Bond flavour courtesy of the KGB’s involvement, and above all else it has a perfect game released for the perfect console at the perfect time in order to become a sensation. As is the norm within…

"The Problem with Perfection, or Why Tetris Sequels Stink"