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debugging ansible

Monday, March 14th, 2016 Posted in geeky stuff | No Comments »

I've been playing with Ansible recently, and enjoying automating my server installs, after years of relying on home-made scripts (or worse). From time to time I need to find out why Ansible isn't doing what I think it should be, and ...

Email productivity with Spark and ActiveInbox

Friday, February 26th, 2016 Posted in geeky stuff | No Comments »

I recently discovered Spark, and now use it along with ActiveInbox to effectively fight my way through the hundreds of emails I receive every day. If you haven't tried either of these tools, I can recommend both of them. ActiveInbox uses ...

Better l10n for Joomla

Sunday, July 6th, 2014 Posted in geeky stuff, languages | No Comments »

For the past couple of weeks I've been working on a site developed in Joomla. This wasn't by choice, but it was a good chance to learn more about the CMS. The site is available in three languages so ...

10 000 sentences, the easy way

Friday, June 7th, 2013 Posted in geeky stuff, languages | No Comments »

Apart from spending copious amounts of time learning Spanish German, I've also been researching the most effective methods for language learning. Meta-language learning, I guess. My first discovery was

Symfony i18n : dumping and loading translation strings

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 Posted in geeky stuff | No Comments »

I've been meaning to write about this for literally years, but never got round to it. Hopefully this will be useful to someone. After an only partially sucessful attempt to manage symfony i18n strings in a MySQL DB, I finally ...

Symfony: extracting strings from 1.2 forms using i18n:extract

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 Posted in geeky stuff | No Comments »

Anyone using Sympfony 1.2 will probably have realised by now that the i18n:extract task doesn't extract strings from any files in lib/form/* This useful thread shows how to dump all translated strings into a file which can later be parsed by ...

I18n of sfSimpleForumPlugin

Monday, January 19th, 2009 Posted in geeky stuff | No Comments »

The sfSimpleForum plugin is a great way to quickly add a forum to a site, but it doesn't handle multi-lingual sites, so here are my notes on how to add this feature. 1. Edit plugins/sfSimpleForumPlugin/config/schema.yml, add the culture field to the ...

Test from phone

Monday, January 19th, 2009 Posted in geeky stuff | No Comments »

Not much to say, the clue is in the title ;)

Symfony and i18n – site interface translation

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 Posted in geeky stuff | 5 Comments »

UPDATE: I've packaged up the files into a plugin, which can be found here. I've been playing around with Symfony recently, with some interesting results. One frustrations for me was the lack of documentation explaining how to store translations in a ...

is this page in france?

Sunday, August 12th, 2007 Posted in geeky stuff | No Comments »

This is of no interest for anyone except me, check out this HanhonZendcomlane