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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DNS names matter

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Armijn Hemel, September 30, 2009, 5319 views.

When naming a local network it matters how you name the network. We found out the hard way.

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Making your servers a bit more "green" with smart system adminstration, part 3: the right tool for the right job

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Armijn Hemel, September 26, 2009, 5842 views.

"Green IT" can only work if you have a combined approach of optimization on all levels. System administration can play an important role. Even more important is choosing the right programs to solve your problem.

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Disabling the touchpad while typing on Linux

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Joor Loohuis, September 22, 2009, 6920 views.

For non touch-typists, the touchpad or trackpad may be inadvertently triggered while typing, causing the cursor to be repositioned, with various consequences. Fortunately, a little tool exists for Linux that disables the touchpad while typing, preventing this.

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Multilingual websites and webapplications using PHP and Smarty, part 3: locales

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Joor Loohuis, August 30, 2009, 13087 views.

Multilingual sites not only need support for different languages, but also for locales, the set of conventions that are used in countries and language regions for representing quantities such as time, numbers, and other information. This article describes how websites and webapplications that use Smarty can set a locale in addition to a language for the best user experience.

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A Google Map with company logo and travel directions

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Joor Loohuis, August 24, 2009, 18895 views.

A Google Map is a nice attribute for a company website. In the blink of an eye visitors can see where you are located. The posibility for a prospective customer to get travel directions is a very useful addition. Using the company logo to indicate the exact location adds the finishing touch. All this is actually quite simple to set up, as this article shows.

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