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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Making your servers a bit more "green" with smart system adminstration, part 4: MySQL databases

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Armijn Hemel, May 16, 2010, 5147 views.

"Green IT" can only work if you have a combined approach of optimization on all levels. Knowing how to get the most out of the components you are using is a must.

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Getting more out of logwatch

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Armijn Hemel, May 11, 2010, 9872 views.

Watching your logs is a must for every administrator, but if there are vast amounts of information at once it can be easy to miss things. Serving the information into tiny bite size pieces makes it easier to spot the right things.

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Finding the right UTF-8 symbol

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Joor Loohuis, April 29, 2010, 8001 views.

Occasionally, you might have the need for a special symbol in HTML. Whether it's a simple arrow, a foreign currency symbol, or something more exotic, it's probably represented in the UTF-8 font encoding. Here's how to find the correct entity.

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Logging unconfigured domain names in Apache

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Joor Loohuis, April 1, 2010, 9116 views.

When using virtual hosting with Apache, occasionally you may have domain names pointing to your webserver that you don't know about yet. A little tweak to the logging format will help you find out what these domain names are.

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Find geographical coordinates using Google Maps (revisited)

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Joor Loohuis, March 8, 2010, 8297 views.

A little while ago we posted a short instruction on how to find the map coordinates of a location for use on a Google Map. With some new additions to Google Maps, this has now become even easier.

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