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Claim your time back from FaceBook

Monday, July 1st, 2019 Posted in tech | No Comments »

A quick Greasemonkey script has again saved me from endless scrolling on the FaceBook newsfeed. // ==UserScript== // @name Facebook NewsFeed Remover // @version 1 // @include* // @require // @require // @grant ...

Fixing “Table ‘wp_my_blog_name_wfNet404s’ doesn’t exist in engine” wordfence error

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 Posted in tech | No Comments »

I've been using the excellent wordpress security plugin, WordFence for a long time and have been generally very happy with it. The only issue I have had is the above error, which has occurred following a disk filling up and ...

debugging ansible

Monday, March 14th, 2016 Posted in tech | 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 tech | 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 languages, tech | 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 languages, tech | 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 tech | 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 tech | 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 tech | 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 tech | No Comments »

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