FreeBSD 8.1, Zend Optimizer, php52-extensions and the dreaded Segmentation Fault (Core Dumped)

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

So I haven’t slept in 43 hours, it’s been at least 10 years since I’ve pulled this kind of stunt before but as you know from my last blog post here my server blew up and then my lappy blew up, so lots and lots to keep me busy with.. Part of that fun was
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I now have the quietest laptop around, and coincidentally the hottest

Jan 28th, 2011 | By

Well the inevitable decline of this LG R405 laptop is finally upon me as today the main cooling fan gave out.  I’m hoping that this might be a simple loose wire that I can soder or reattach but alas I left my tiny screw driver in Canada and so I can’t open this old girl
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Multi-Threaded Downloading with Wget

Jan 24th, 2011 | By

In the process of downloading a few thousand log files from one server to the next I suddenly had the need to do some serious multithreaded downloading in BSD, preferably with Wget as that was the simplest way I could think of handling this.  A little looking around led me to this little nugget: wget
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Getting wordpress to print the post date in a title of a post

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Wow, getting wordpress to print a few bloody words in the title of a post turned out to be a massive ordeal here.  For one of my projects I have a post that uses php (thanks to php-exec for allowing php be to be run inside of a WP post) to pull rss feeds and
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