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1/03/2010

Restore broken hard disk creating an image with Ubuntu

If your boot partition has been damaged and you cannot boot Ubuntu you still might be able to recover your hard disk and save your data by making an image. All you need is the Ubuntu LiveCD and Partimage, an excellent tool for making backups, or the SystemRescueCD.

Here you'll find a detailed explanation on how to use partimage as well:http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/partimage

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12/02/2010

Instalar Memcache en Mac

Instalar el demonio de memcached en Mac no es tan complicado como parece siguiendo estos sencillos pasos.

Primero de todo asegúrate que tienes todos los requisitos

Requisitos para instalar Memcached Un compilador GCC. No te asustes! Viene instalando las XTools de Mac si es que ya no las tienes Descargarte el script de instalación desde topfunky Instalación del servidor Memcached

Abre...

25/10/2009

TortoiseSVN for Ubuntu Linux: The real alternative

I have posted several articles regarding subversion in this blog. If you ask me one thing I like in Windows, then I only have one answer: Tortoise SVN client. This small application is the only thing I love in Windows, for anything else, I'd rather user Mac or Linux.

But now, there is a Linux alternative to Tortoise SVN called RabbitVCS. I've tried it and it works pretty well. This project,...

5/09/2009

All ISO-639 language codes for MySQL

If you ever needed a mysql table with all the languages detailed in the ISO-639 language codes, here it is. I took the list from the registration authority and created the table in Mysql.

There are 21 languages that have alternative codes for bibliographic or terminology purposes. In those cases I took the bibliographic ones. The script contains the 2 and 3 letter ISO-639...

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6/08/2009

Fill: Smarty PHP plugin to fill variables in string (sprintf brother)

Today I quickly created a plugin for Smarty to fill variables inside a string (subject) using the passed parameters as variable names. I use this specially while constructing URLs because my addresses are translated and they "subjects" are always variables. This plugin does nearly the same you could do with the sprintf modifier, but I placed this behaviour inside a function.

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6/08/2009

Teclados mediacenter para el comedor

Actualmente dispongo de un ruidoso PC de DELL con la última versión de Ubuntu que utilizo a modo de media center en el comedor de casa. Estoy contentísimo de como funciona, pero para manejarlo tengo uno de los teclados más grandes de la historia (uno de esos que tienen botones hasta para tirar de la cadena del baño remotamente) junto con otro ratón que me desespera al uso.

El teclado no lo...

3/06/2009

Evitar que se abra iTunes al conectar el iPhone o Ipod

Esto es una chorrada, pero si sincronizas tu dispositivo con más de un ordernador y te interesa que al enchufarlo no se abra el iTunes hay que seguir estos sencillos pasos (esto vale para Windows y Mac):

Enchufar el iPhone (o iPod) al ordenador En el iTunes, en el menú de la derecha, hacer click en el dispositivo Quitar la marca de la casilla "Sincronizar automáticamente al conectar este...

8/05/2009

Dirty Twitter

Fuck! I can't believe there is a service out there that filters all the world tweets and presents only the dirtiest ones... The offender site is called Cursebird, and that is his job plus it does it well.

So we all will have to watch our sayings more than ever...

30/03/2009

non-RDBM distributed databases, map/reduce, key/value and cloud computing

I've been playing recently with several distributed databases with the aim of choosing the best solution for my needs. Since there isn't much documentation on the web with a general overview on the subject, I write here some comments, thoughts and my humble experience. Hope it's usefull for you, this document is not a comparison of performance, or a "mine is bigger than yours",  just some...

28/02/2009

Cómo reproducir ficheros .RMVB en Ubuntu

Los ficheros .rmvb no se pueden reproducir por defecto en Ubuntu, esta extensión es para los de tipo RealMedia Variable Bitrate, pero instalando los códecs de Mplayer los podrás abrir sin problemas.

Lo primero que debes instalar, aunque no sea intuitivo es la librería libstdc++5, para hacerlo o bien abre Synaptic ( Sistema -> Administración -> Gestor de Paquetes )  y haz doble click sobre...