Michal Čihař - Blog Archives for English

Various download formats

For quite a long time phpMyAmin provided downloads in zip, tar.bz2 and tar.gz formats. As time went and project grow up, files were larger and larger.

Recently we finally decided to make change in that. We provide several stripped down versions and better compression, so that you can freely decide whether you want to download 761 KiB English only version compressed with 7zip or full bloated 3573 KiB version compressed by regullar zip. You can see all other variants in between on SourceForge Files section.

Community website

I'm considering about creating community site in Czech language for phpMyAdmin. However I don't want to build yet another custom CMS for that and would rather use something already written. Based on languages I know I prefer solution in PHP or Python. Current considerations count Plone, Joomla! and WordPress.

I worked with Plone/Zope some time ago and it worked quite well, but maybe I could try something else?

New Google service

Maybe it's not that new, but I noticed it today :-). You can search source codes using it and it is called / Code search /.

I just tried to find functions from projects I know and it worked surprisingly well, only CodeConv doesn't seem to be indexed.

I got Application Manager!

NM process seems to go faster than I expected, I just got assigned application manager. I hope I will not cause much troubles to Christoph Berg :-).

How to fix notebook?

As I wrote some time ago, my notebook started to crash randomly. I was affraid that I will have to buy new disk or even whole notebook. But the fix was quite less expensive: To disassemble it and use vacuum cleaner. Since that everything works like a charm :-).

Nanoblogger package is mine

Thanks to Andreas Metzler who kidnly offered sponsoring for me, updated nanoblogger package (which fixes all bugs reported in debian BTS) will be in archives on next dinstall run (tommorow).

As this is RC version, there might still be some problems, but it should be better than previous version in archives.

My Nanoblogger are getting merged

Good news everyone: most of my nanoblogger changes were accepted upstream, so next nanoblogger version will come with friendly links, RSS indexes and other tiny things I mentioned before.

PS: This post also serves for testing whether everything works as expected :-).

Back from vacation

On Saturday night I arrived back from vacation to Austria. I just felt it's time to get to know neighbouring country :-). We visited Vienna and Salzburg and it was quite relaxing time there. I will try to write details later, but for now I'd like to thank to all people who helped Wikitravel with its content as it is marvelous source of information, I will do my best to improve articles about places I know.

Sonata - yet another MPD client

I quickly got used to MPD for playing music. The client-server approach perfectly fits my needs and I can control it using any interface I want. Command line is always appreciated, but nice GUI is also helful.

So far I used Pygmy, which is far from being perfect, but was best of those I tested. Now I found its fork called Sonata which looks much better. Unfortunately it is not yet in Debian, any volunteers? :-)

Fighting spam in phone database

As I already complained, spammers seem to like my phone database. It has not been a major problem so far, but I started to get about ten invalid records per day.

This forced be to find automatic solution to get rid of this. Inspired by recent article on root.cz, I wrote simmilar solution as is used on php.vrana.cz. It should not harm regullar users who have javascript enabled, others will have to fill in one extra field.