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Ever since the mass media have announced the existence of the wicked economic world crisis, the rights of workers have diminished and deteriorated. All around the globe we're getting news about mass firing from many companies, big and small. The firings are being justified by the reduction of available work. In addition there's ...

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It's weird how sometimes you can be taken by surprise when not delving deep enough when administering some software package. This can be particularly nasty when it's related to the security of the system.

Some days ago I was rather surprised when one of the developers at the work reported that permission grants ...

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While trying to speed-up the site by turning on caching and some optimisations, I've ran into a problem with the Deco theme used on the site. Apparently, when CSS optimisation is turned on, it all gets messed-up (most notably the fonts don't look right). After checking out the <a href="http://drupal ...

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For the last ten years Free Software has been gaining a tremendous momentum, spreading in many areas, especially the Internet infrastructure. This trend has been, in part, the result of many big companies backing the development of such software. But in the end, there's a huge question that most people won't even think ...

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And... Another fine book read. This time it's a parody fantasy book from Eric Flint, titled <em>The Philosophical Strangler</em>. The book follows the <em>adventures</em> of a strangler, named Greyboar, and his agent, Ignice (yep, the strangler got himself an agent). Now, as the title of the book suggests, the strangler has a ...

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It is very interesting how much good books can be found on the Internet for free. And when I say free, I'm not talking about torrent and warez sites, but about books that have been published by the authors themselves or publishing houses for anyone to download and read, completely free of charge.

One ...

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I've been playing a bit with GNU Screen and start-stop-daemon today, trying to rewrite the irssi init.d script (which allows me to run irssi within GNU Screen upon boot). <!--break--> GNU Screen is a very hand tool allowing you to keep a process running even when you log out, or in this ...

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Well, after some work, I've rearranged the website and installed a rather good gallery web application from http://gallery.menalto.com/. In addition I've also integrated the Gallery2 into the main Drupal installation using the appropriate module, which can be found at http://drupal.org/project/gallery. Of course, some minor tweaks were ...

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Well, I've finally got around to setting-up Drupal. Although Debian Lenny has the Drupal 6 package in its repos, I decided to go for the latest version available on the official site (6.13 at time of this writing). After spending some time tweaking Apache and issuing certificates for the whole web server, I ...

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