Debuggers

In my example I will try to find the best tools for debugging windows programs.

General plan for cracking a program

  • install the program
  • search for already made cracks for this version
    • astalavista.box.sk
  • check what type of protection it has
  • search for universal patch/cracks/dongle emulators
  • Try

Define the right terms

Symbols win32 http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/symbolpkg.mspx#d

    Opera beautifully engineered…for my desktop

    I was nice surprised when I tried Opera browser for PC after aprx. one year Firefox usage.

    Zooming is faster and smarter than in every browser that I have used.

    Firefox boot like MS Windows, and is almost stable like it.

    Opera is faaaaast. Gmail is fast. And my work is going fast because all webpages are opening fast.

    What? Why you need faster browser if it doesnt support right CSS, DOM, or what ever?

    Who said this ? Check the tests for CSS2 and see that Opera and FF are failing apx on the same tests on the same places I am not sure even who is the winner. Check also this those acid tests also

    Does someone has tried the dragonfly plugin – analog for the firefox firebug ?

    I must agree that the Opera release 9.50 (Build 10063) has some strange javascript support. It happends that when I paste an URL for RSS in Opera, the current page disapears, maybe this is a feature and not a bug :)

    Also I am very very disapointed that I should write this article in FF because the build-in WordPress editordoesnt work for Opera :)

    Web Spiders and expired content

    All my spiders were taking all content from a website on a single visit starting from the begining.

    It seems that the idea of remembering which urls “produce” links with content is not so very bad.

    Here is what I found for diri.bg – a local Bulgarian SE.

    I see that diri.bg hasn’t remove from their page

    show_categories.php

    Even I have no links to this page. Check the result here

    Ops. Google do it the same way: here

    Then how to get rid of old pages without leaving “bad” links in internet?

    I will try to put show_categories.php in robots.txt to see what will happen with this page.

    Rails plugins, gems, search engines, applications

    Plugins & gems lists

    Associations

    http://www.workingwithrails.com/railsplugin/4801-has-many-polymorphs

    Versioning of AR

    http://github.com/fatjam/acts_as_revisable/tree/master

    http://opensoul.org/2006/7/21/acts_as_audited

    Scafolding

    http://streamlinedframework.org/pages/about

    Ajax pagination with JQuery

    http://ozmm.org/posts/ajax_will_paginate_jq_style.html

    Find_by_param is a nice and easy way to handle permalinks and dealing with searching for to_param values

    http://github.com/bumi/find_by_param/tree/master

    Asset Plugin – better than rails 2.0 integrated

    http://synthesis.sbecker.net/pages/asset_packager

    Image Magic

    http://vantulder.net/rails/magick/

    OpenID

    http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/OpenidLoginGenerator

    http://github.com/technoweenie/restful-authentication/tree/master

    http://github.com/mrflip/

    Model graph visualize

    Article on franzens.org

    • http://visualizemodels.rubyforge.org/
    • http://rav.rubyforge.org/
    • http://railroad.rubyforge.org/

    Simple Captcha

    http://expressica.com/simple_captcha/

    Memcached stuff

    http://townx.org/rails_and_memcached

    Good rails 2.1 overview

    memcached -vv -l 127.0.0.1 -p 11211 -m 256 -P /tmp/memcached.pid -u mongrel

    memcached-tool 127.0.0.1

    monitor the connections with the hidden option in the memcached-tool

    echo $(($(netstat -nt | grep 11211 | grep -v WAIT | wc -l)/2)); ./memcached-tool 127.0.0.1:11211 dump > memdump; cat memdump

    memcached-tool

    alternative memcached client

    PDF Output

    http://ruby-pdf.rubyforge.org/pdf-writer/

    http://rubyforge.org/projects/railspdfplugin/

    Somone example report

    Need to be checked: http://code.rubyreports.org/

    Reporting

    Sending Email

    Inline email attachments plugin: http://flow.handle.it/past/2007/11/5/inline_attachment_now_official_rocks/

    Wiki integration

    http://github.com/queso/signal-wiki/tree/master

    Repositories

    http://github.com/mrflip/

    Tutorials

    Rails2.0 Video http://www.vimeo.com/425800

    http://media.rubyonrails.org/video/rails_take2_with_sound.mov

    http://akitaonrails.com/2007/12/12/rolling-with-rails-2-0-the-first-full-tutorial

    http://akitaonrails.com/2007/12/12/rolling-with-rails-2-0-the-first-full-tutorial-part-2

    Performance and Loging

    Announcing Clientperf: Simple Client-Side Rails Performance

    web statistics

    http://www.railstat.com/wiki/FAQ

    http://haveamint.com/about/feature_highlights – not free

    production log analyzers

    webstat like: http://watson.rubyforge.org/

    speed: http://github.com/wvanbergen/request-log-analyzer/wikis

    speed: http://ckhsponge.wordpress.com/2006/10/11/ruby-on-rails-log-analyzer-rawk/

    pl-analyse: http://seattlerb.rubyforge.org/production_log_analyzer http://seattlerb.rubyforge.org/production_log_analyzer

    Open source rails projects

    Server setup

    capistrano

    mod_rails

    • http://www.sysadminschronicles.com/articles/2008/05/13/ubuntu-8-04-rails-server-using-passenger-part-2

    nginx

    • check my post
    • gem install nginx_config_generator

    Dual Monitors with NVidia

    aptitude install nvidia-glx-new
    aptitude install nvidia-settings

    Some options that you can put in the Screen section

    /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Option “NoLogo” “True”
    Option “RenderAccel” “True”
    # This turns on NVidias TwinView
    Option “TwinView”
    # Option “MetaModes” “1280×1024” “1152×864” “1024×768”
    # LeftOf, RightOf, Below, Above, or Clone.
    # Option “TwinViewOrientation” “LeftOf”

    will_paginate with ajax

    It is very easy to handle ajax pagination as described on this post here.

    I want to give one full example.

    Here is how my form looks:

    Here is how my will_paginate helper looks:

    I have used the improved version of the will_paginate:

    Update for will_paginate 2.3.x