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Archive Posts for October 2007

Hello from Gutsy Gibbon
10/18/2007 at 4:54 p.m. (6 years, 10 months ago)

Looks like my upgrade from Feisty to Gutsy went off without a hitch. It took around 4 hours to download the 800+ megs of packages due to the Ubuntu servers being slammed. So far, everything is working well, but my fonts look a little odd...

More later.

Tags: Hooray Beer, Ubuntu
The Dangers of PHP's error control operator
10/12/2007 at 7:25 p.m. (6 years, 10 months ago)

Some of you might know what this is:

@

Here is another example in the wild.

<?php
@mysql_query('SELECT foo FROM bar');
?>

If you should encounter this creature in the wild, run the other way! It is very dangerous and will pollute your coding. This is similar to smashing your mother's fine china and sucking it up with a shopvac. Don't do this! Instead, consider disabling error reporting on your server. That is all.

Tags: PHP
Debian on Cobalt RAQ4
10/9/2007 at 1:28 p.m. (6 years, 10 months ago)

These tutorials are the best I have found out there if you're trying to put Debian on your Cobalt machine. MIPS (RAQ2) need not apply.

http://www.timntina.com/debian-sarge-cobalt-install

and for a 2.6 kernel

http://www.timntina.com/debian-cobalt-kernel-compile

Tags: Linux, Cobalt