Hackvalue - Tales from the trenches of specialized web hosting and development
Hackvalue is the corporate blog of Loco, a company that does lots of
interesting stuff gravitating around Free and Open Source software and
licensing, web development, and anything else that we find
In this particular part of the blog all content is English, but if you have no problems reading Dutch, then the Dutch part of this blog might also be interesting for you. It caters to a slightly different crowd.
If you're wondering why we use the name Hackvalue, please read the FAQ.
Armijn Hemel, July 28, 2010, 9960 views.
Microblogging services such as Twitter and identi.ca have become very popular. Instead of registering with an existing service you can also quite easily run your own microblogging service, using Status.Net.
Joor Loohuis, July 1, 2010, 7971 views.
Many software development projects are hosted in a 'forge', a web application that provides tools such as source code management, mailing lists, and a bug tracker. We were recently asked to provide such an environment, based on Trac, Mailman, and Subversion. We thought it might be informative to document our findings.
Armijn Hemel, May 28, 2010, 6461 views.
Two popular formats for storing mail on Unix machines are mbox and maildir. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Converting from mbox to maildir is easy to do using some Python.
Joor Loohuis, May 22, 2010, 14376 views.
One aspect of using Google Maps that is not often addressed, is the precision of geographical coordinates that is required to properly represent information. A little explanation is in place.
Armijn Hemel, May 20, 2010, 9217 views.
AWstats is a popular program to analyze logfiles. The AWstats files themselves are neat little databases from which you can extract a wealth of information.