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, May 16, 2010, 4864 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.
Armijn Hemel, May 11, 2010, 9510 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.
Joor Loohuis, April 29, 2010, 7661 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.
Joor Loohuis, April 1, 2010, 8712 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.
Joor Loohuis, March 8, 2010, 8022 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.