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.
If you're wondering why we use the name Hackvalue, please read the FAQ.

Adobe Flash player for 64bit Linux

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Joor Loohuis, February 17, 2010, 6324 views.

If you're using 64bit Linux on the desktop, and you need Flash support, you've had a pretty rough ride so far. But things are improving.

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Towards a better HTML textarea

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Joor Loohuis, February 12, 2010, 7959 views.

With webapplications becoming ever more important, you would think that the one control we have for entering larger amounts of text would be one of the points of attention. Unfortunately, the humble textarea has remained just that for years, humble.

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IMAP IDLE

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Armijn Hemel, February 4, 2010, 9532 views.

IMAP IDLE is a great addition to the IMAP protocol: whenever new mail arrives the server notifies the client and the client does not have to keep polling the server all the time.

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Quick checks for PHP PEAR and PECL updates

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Armijn Hemel, January 24, 2010, 7984 views.

Ideally all software on a system is installed via one package manager. Reality is a bit different. As an administrator you need to stay on top on updates from all software that is installed instead of relying on the system's package manager.

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WWGF: what will Google find?

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Joor Loohuis, January 10, 2010, 4422 views.

One aspect of picking a name for a company or project that has become important the last years, is how it will rank in search results. It turns out this may have unexpected consequences.

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