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 interesting.

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.
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Running your own microblogging service

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Armijn Hemel, July 28, 2010, 10052 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.

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Integrating Subversion, Trac, and Mailman into a development environment: part 1, design

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Joor Loohuis, July 1, 2010, 8084 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.

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Migrating from mbox to maildir

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Armijn Hemel, May 28, 2010, 6577 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.

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Precision of geographical coordinates for use in Google Maps

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Joor Loohuis, May 22, 2010, 14567 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.

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Digging through AWstats files

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Armijn Hemel, May 20, 2010, 9355 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.

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