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MindState - Michiel Roos

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My name is Michiel Roos. I currently work for MaxServ in Holland. I like tech stuff like Linux, TYPO3, Gumstix and Roombas but I also like to dig in the dirt and try to grow veggies and other things. Some of you may know me as author of nc_staticfilecache and maintainder of the DAM project.

But why?

Well . . . I like code without typo's. It just runs better ;-)

Switching the baseURL

Fri, 27 Jun 2008

A couple of weeks ago I thought the price of the mobile pipes and tubes had come down far enough to give them a try. So I went over to the local pipes and tubes distributor and shackled myself to a year-long agreement with them. I was totally happy the first train trip home, doing a video chat with Ben. All seemed to work quite. . .more »

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category: TYPO3

TYPO3 housekeeping part 2

Thu, 26 Jun 2008

So here we are again. I hope you have gotten the hang of cleaning your TYPO3 installation and are reaping the benefits. If you are like me, you dont like to repeat yourself. All this typing on the command line, can't we automate this? The vacume cleaner in the image here cleans your rooms on its own. We would like TYPO3 to do that too. The problem is that we are not sure if. . .more »

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category: cli, TYPO3

TYPO3 housekeeping

Wed, 25 Jun 2008

When you run a TYPO3 installation for several months you tend to create and delete a lot of pages and a lot of page content. Relations between elements are created and severed. When pages and records are deleted in TYPO3, they are not really deleted from the database. The 'deleted' field in the table is merely set to 1. So over time your table will accumulate a lot of deleted records. It can also happen that you remove a page that is pointed to. . .more »

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Rethinking the realurl mod_rewrite rules

Sun, 22 Jun 2008

TYPO3 ships with a default .htaccess file and also with a simplified version in the /misc directory. Both files contain a mod_rewrite setup to help you set up your site so your content can be reached using nice readable URI's. The default _.htaccess file that you can get from the TYPO3 dummy package has always worked for me. I have never had any trouble setting up realurl using this file and thus never gave it a lot of attention. Last week. . .more »

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category: TYPO3

Optimizing TYPO3 backend responsiveness

Thu, 5 Jun 2008

During the last months I attended to excellent meetings. One was the TYPO3DD08 and the other was the "Dirty Handson Session" (Forelle ist geil!). During the last session we worked on HCI issues in Arnhem @ the Netcreators office together with Ben van 't Ende, Benjamin Mack, Jens Hoffmann, Patrick Broens, Steffen Kamper and me. We had a lot of fun and made a good start improving the backend step by step. During the last session I made some minor. . .

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category: TYPO3

Happy prompt

Thu, 5 Jun 2008

I live on the command line quite a lot. Sometimes I wonder how the machine I am working on is holding up. A nice command to see what is going on is 'top'. Although it's quite resource hungry. A lighter alternative is 'uptime'. I don't like typing that command very often however. There are some very nice BASH prompt tutorials in the pipes and tubes out there and there are some ready made prompts to get you started. I adapted one of these. . .more »

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category: cli