Thursday, September 13, 2012


Once again, I realized that there is nothing better (at least currently) rather than HTC/Samsung and Android-based devices.

Anyway, want to see iPhone 6, 7, 8, 9, 10+?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mac Book Air

Is the Mac Book Air (13") is so cool looking, works real fast and is a very light/thin device?

...direction: rtl

When you output a lot of text information in HTML pages you may need to truncate some words. A smart thing to do is to use CSS3 text-overflow property. For example: to get text truncated like "Here is a long te..." you would code:

<span class="truncate">Here is a long text information.</span>

SPAN.truncate {
    width: 100px;
    overflow: hidden;
    white-space: nowrap;
    text-align: left;

Sometimes you may need to cut text from left side to get something like "...a long text information". This is easy to do using the "direction: rtl" CSS property. Add another class which will define alternate truncation side:

SPAN.truncate.left {
    direction: rtl;

Usage for the above CSS class:
<span class="truncate left">Here is a long text information.</span>

Fighting with old code

Some people prefer to use old outdated scripts even if there are good modern alternatives are available. Such code can be is very dangerous from security standpoint. Nevertheless, reasonable sense does not work for them. Today we had to fix issue with the MultiCart ( script which uses session_register() function to work with sessions. The problem is that this function is not available in PHP 5.4.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Midnight Commander and other linux stuff on Mac OS

I recently started using Mac as my secondary laptop but after a few days of being a "mac user" I was really missing the mc (Midnight Commander) command-line utility. Here is a quick guide how to install it in Mac OS (tested under Mac OS version 10.8.1).

Saturday, August 25, 2012



I am continuing to share my experience with bug tracking systems started here. The second BT in my list — BugZilla. This is a free and open source product written in Perl. it's a very popular system used by big guys (Mozilla, Gnome, Apache, etc.)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

World's Smallest Web Server

webACE is the smallest web server in the world. Isn't this awesome?

More info about webACE here:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Le Chef

During last years I haven't seen a good comedy, a good French comedy, sorry, until I watched the "Le Chef" by Daniel Cohen. It's a light movie I highly recommend for family watching.

The movie on IMDb

Bug Tracking System of a Dream

This is obvious that the main purpose of any bug tracking system is to keep list of defects in software, app or a website. Any BT does this of course but what is really needed for a small group of developers and what is currently available?

Twitter Bootstrap Got Updated to Version 2.1

 Twitter Bootstrap an awesome framework for web developers got a new version update.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tail for Windows?

You would agree that linux's terminal and window's cmd.exe are not comparable things, there are a lot of things which are not available in cmd and one of those missing things is the tail utility which I find very useful to watch updates in debug log files.
Here are two solutions I use to get the same functionality on Windows.

Ubuntu on the Vaio S series

At the end of the spring I have bought a new laptop, my previous one (Samsung Q…. not sure what the exact model was too slow for me). My choice came to the Vaio S series from Sony, it’s a nice laptop with hi-res screen and keyboard illumination (which is important for me when I code in the night).

It has pre-installed windows OS, but recently I tried to move all developments to linux and what a surprise.. after installing ubuntu on it, the laptop was heating like crazy.

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