Upgrading Rails

Here is nice tutorial how to move your project from rails 1.2.x to 2.0

  • upgrade the gems:
    • nice task to find the deprecated elements: “rake -T deprecated”, 10x!

Gentoo Cheatsheet

Java install

ls /usr/portage/dev-java/sun-jdk/
emerge -av =dev-java/sun-jdk-
java-config -L
java-config -S 1
/usr/sbin/env-update && source /etc/profile

Emerge and Equery

Taken from here

emerge brings in new packages. equery looks at the package database.

update repository:
emerge –sync
install package with query
emrge -av sun-jdk
start with this software
emerge links wget htop
emerge …
manipulate package database
emerge -NDtu world
–update packages and packages that depend on updated packages (–deep) in the world list. Give output in –tree format. Consider packages changed if their USE flags have changed (–newuse, -N) Add –pretend (-p) to just see what it will do first.
emerge –skipfirst …
skip first pkg on a rebuild; very useful if something doesn’t work
equery …
query package database
equary belongs
who owns these files?
equery list
list packages on system


Taken from here

Do this whenever you want a steaming pile of fresh packages.

# emerge --sync
# emerge --update system
# etc-update
if necessary
# emerge --update world

I have seen Meddle to do it this way

emerge –newuse –deep –update world
emerge –ask –verbose coreutils
emerge –resume

Fix the mktemp / coreutils block in Gentoo

Looks like mktemp is now provided by coreutils. No wonder. This block has been bugging me (read: I’ve been ignoring it) for months.

To fix just unmerge mktemp and update coreutils.

Update: Same for the setarch / util-linux block should you come across it. Unmerge setarch.

CSS Tricks


<div style=”clear: both”> – do you remember this? I hate it.

The people has found a solution for this.

.clearfix:after {
content: ".";
display: block;
height: 0;
clear: both;
visibility: hidden;

.clearfix {display: inline-block;}

/* Hides from IE-mac \*/
* html .clearfix {height: 1%;}
.clearfix {display: block;}
/* End hide from IE-mac */

CSS tools

Layout generator –

PNG Patch for IE

Since IE6 doesn’t render PNG-24 properly, the following hack is required in order to display the transparent PNG (add anywhere in between the <head> tag):

Search engines

It seems that I know too little for the world of the search engines. I will try to summarize the search engines that can be used for real applications. Continue reading

Windows Install Software

Hardware detection

CPUz – CPU, Motherboard, RAM

Everest Home Edition

performance test

Rsync for windows

  • I have tried this one. A lot of GUI it has run without any problem.
  • Next I will try this one it has an rsync server – nice…but it wants cygwin…maybe next time.
  • DeltaCopy Seems like a good match, but i cant just run the rsync that is in the zip file, you must setup some local servers etc.
  • Wonderfull blog with a lot more to read/try
  • Favorite clone: not found :(

Reset Windows Vista/XP/NT passwords

Download the iso from here, burn, boot (DBB), then use the

“NTFS TOOLS” > “Offline NT Password & Registry Editor”

Gigabyte Drivers

Very good driver services – >

Skin your windows


you will need to patch your UXTheme.dll, nice faq on the topic

New Pc Installation

Group Policy mmc will popup. On left panel:
* Double-click Computer Configuration to open submenu
* Double-click Administrative Templates to open submenu
* Double-click System to open submenu
* Double-click Turn autoplay off option which will be near the
bottom of the list in the right panel.

The default is the Not configured . Set it to Enabled.

Good tutorials for securing windows XP

Dealing with Virus/Trojan Thread

  • Upload some suspisious file for testing on some antivirus sofware webpage for online check

Thinks that I want to read

Full Text search with MySQL

Goodbye MySQL

I was optimistic that I could make, a price monitoring website to use the fulltext search of mysql. Unfortuntly I have found so many drawbacks that I have to leave this idea. The main source for information for me was:

At first the speed was wonderfull. I was searching in 300k> records apx. 350mb. But then I have to surrender. I cant configure mysql to work as I want. I know that If I spend two days to become expert on C/C++ with Unicode I will success but this is not the case. I want working solution.

The resons that make me not to use mysql for searching:

There is no way to change the default operator by default it is OR. You must parse the user query and rewrite it.

I want automaticaly truncation on all my terms.

There is no way to tell MySQL what are characters, and what are not…..sorry, there are two ways:

1. Touching the sources,

2. Configuring in xmls

No documentation on both. Maybe there is …somewhere.

If you use the default configuration then you will wonder how you get or not get the required results.

Here is a summary of the comands that I use to tweak my mysql server:

SET @global.ft_min_word_len=2;
SET @local.ft_min_word_len=2;

But it is better to have those options in my.conf


To check what characterset is using your mysql:

SHOW VARIABLES LIKE ‘character_sets_dir’;

/usr/share/mysql/charsets | E:MySQL Server 5.1sharecharsets

After that you need to rebuild your index with one of those commands
slow: REPAIR TABLE products QUICK;
slow: myisamchk –recover –ft_min_word_len=3 tbl_name.MYI


Everyday SQL statements



SHOW status where Variable_name like ‘Th%’ or Variable_name like ‘%Connec%’ ;

Check/Repair tables

mysqlcheck -u root -p***** –auto-repair –check –optimize –all-databases


watch -n 0.5 ‘mysql -u root -ppass -e “SHOW FULL PROCESSLIST” | grep Query’


pg_dump -U test arachnid_archiv_test –inserts -h –encoding=utf8 -f pgsql.sql

Dump for full backup with flushing of the log files

–single-transaction –all-databases –delete-master-logs –flush-logs –master-data=2
> backup_sunday_1_PM.sql

Encoding problems

SHOW VARIABLES LIKE ‘character_set_%’;
curl -i

Creating a database

create database re_production DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8 DEFAULT COLLATE utf8_general_ci;

Creating a user

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON arachnid_production.* TO ‘payak’@’%’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘payakpassword’ WITH GRANT OPTION;
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON system3_production.* TO ‘payak’@’%’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘payakpassword’ WITH GRANT OPTION;

mysqladmin -u [user] -h localhost -p password ‘[new_password]’

SQL for a table


mysql tunel to another machine

ssh -N -f -l root -L s1
open port 3307 on the local machine to and login into s1 with root

Replace text

UPDATE script_histories SET cod_script = replace(cod_script,”observer.ArchiveObserver(siteId)”,”observer.ArchiveObserver(siteId, script_id, owned_source_id)”);

Copy from one table to another

DELETE FROM system3_production.articles;
INSERT INTO system3_production.articles SELECT * FROM arachnid_from_screen.articles;

Sessions for Rails

select count(*) from sessions where updated_at < DATE_SUB(now(), INTERVAL 3 DAY);

Binnary loging

Check this attachment here: mysql-presentation on replication etc.

  • See the status of the log files
  • Clean the binary logs instantly
  • Clean binary logs to date/name
    PURGE BINARY LOGS TO ”mysqld-bin.00XXXX’;
  • Configurations in my.cnf
    server-id = 1
    expire_logs_days = 1
    max_binlog_size = 100M


max_allowed_packet = 50M

query_cache_limit=8M #~~~ removed, 1M def. max pozwl. razmer za cache-hirane na edna zajawka
query_cache_size=128M #~~~ 32M, 0 def.

Restoring the maintian Debian User

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