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Updated WordPress thanks to mqTranslate

Monday, September 15th, 2014

The last months, qTranslate was blocking my updates, because it gave me the message it will break my site. Too bad, the developer/maintainer of qTranslate seems to have abandoned his project, or he couldn’t find the time anymore. Luckily, thanks to the open-source-ness of the plugin, some brave souls have picked up the duty of […]

How to ditch PHP, part 2: diving into Python

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Case Study In part 1 we defined our limits and the requirements needed to replace PHP. We gave Python a first look and found out it is quite easy to use it in Apache. To get a good feeling of what Python can do and how to build a Real World site, I decided to […]

How to ditch PHP, part 1: Introduction

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Introduction Yes, you read it correctly. After years (approximately 13) of using PHP as my go-to tool for web development, I decided to ditch it. It was becoming more and more of a nuisance and when I got more into C# and Java development lately, PHP started to really feel like a incoherent mess. I […]

Bart on safety

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

When we launched Snøg Avalanche Buddy, we also decided to post the app on some winter sports forums. The reactions we got there were mixed, but mainly very negative. Part of the negativity was aimed at the safety of the app. In one case we were even threatened, that we were putting people in danger. […]

N reasons why “N reasons why” and “how to become successful” lists are useless

Monday, August 19th, 2013

They oversimplify things, you can not pack a successful business / career / interview in 10 simple rules. If you could, everyone would be successful and not everyone is; hence they are nonsense. They are basically adverts, they often end in “Dude McDudeson is the author of ‘Be Branson overnight’ or some other business nonsense […]

Android custom AlertDialog

Monday, January 7th, 2013

For our Snøg Android app, I was browsing the web, figuring out how to add the UnlockBar I wrote to a Dialog, to create a slide-to-OK dialog. I reckoned this would be a simple case of extending the Dialog or AlertDialog class, build it and be done with  it. Well I was wrong. There is […]

iOS vs Android Development, Round 1: Getting Started

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

This week, I took up porting our Snøg Avalanche Buddy to iPhone. To do so, I had to learn quite some things. This post will touch all the troubles I have encountered and I try to compare it to developing an app in Android. Development Machine The first hurdle to take is getting your development machine. Android […]

Bye bye Facebook

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Ja hoor, vandaag al mijn social media profielen sites verwijderd. Facebook exit, Google+ exit. Ik ben er klaar mee. Wat mij betreft is de hype voorbij en kostte het alleen maar tijd. Ik kreeg er niks voor terug. Ow, en al dat privacy gedoe stond me vanaf het begin al niet aan. Dus vanaf nu […]

Memory use in Linux with the ‘free’ command

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

After some memory problems on a server, I started to look into it: what do all those number in the output of free actually mean? And, I found the answer in a forum: bf@tbwb-dt-bf:~> free -m              total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached Mem:          3978       3848        130          0         28       1985 -/+ buffers/cache:       1834       2144 Swap:         […]

qTranslate: BBB is now multilanguaged

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Thanks to qTranslate, “Bart Blogt Beter” is now multilanguaged. Researched to make our TBWB company website two (or multi) languaged. I first tried it on my own weblog here. And, as you see, a language selector was added and this post is the first that is available in two languages (English and Dutch).

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