March 2018 in links

Some links of stuff I appreciated this month. Links to French content are in a separate post. Illustration: The western span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge at night. This image was selected as picture of the day on Wikimedia Commons for 26 March 2018. Science 17 March 1958, a small satellite, the size of a grapefruit is launched. It’s still […]

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Find TCL headers and libraries in Debian and FreeBSD

Problem. You want to compile a software against TCL. You run ./configure, but it can’t find it. You so need to locate where are the headers and the libraries. Solution. Start with the TCL version. On Debian: headers are in a subdirectory in /usr/include, named tcl followed by the version libraries are sorted by architecture, […]

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FOSDEM PGP Key signing party FAQ

FOSDEM organizes each year one of the largest  keysigning event for PGP keys. When we come back from a key signing party, what to do? Here a FAQ with some useful notes about how I sign the keys. Sign other keys Bad practice: don’t upload keys you’ve just signed to the PGP server At the […]

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A Laravel command to run a SQL console à la Phabricator

Phabricator offers a bin/storage shell command. It allows to run the mysql client with the options from the application configuration. That’s useful in a modern distributed environment, when it’s not always straightforward to know what server contains what databases and what credentials to use. In a Docker container, for example, that could be a linked […]

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MediaWiki now accepts out of the box RDFa and Microdata semantic markup

Since MediaWiki 1.16, the software has supported — as an option — RDFa and Microdata HTML semantic attributes. This commit, integrated to the next release on MediaWiki, 1.27, will embrace more the semantic Web making these attributes always available. If you wish to use it today, this is already available in our Git repository. This also simplify […]

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Split a large SQL dump by database

You created a MySQL backup of a large server installation with dozens of databases and wish to get the schema and data for one of them. You now have to deal with a file of hundreds of MB in a text editor. How convenient. Split a dump into several files You can quickly split this […]

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Bitbucket won’t serve CNAME anymore, how to keep URLs working?

In the past, BitBucket allowed CNAME to use custom subdomains like hg.yourdomain.tld. But recently, Atlassian decided to remove this feature, You can drop the DNS record and update your documentation, but that will be a violation of Cool URIs don’t change and you can’t update paper documentation, bookmark from other users, etc. If you want to keep […]

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December 2014 links

Some links of stuff I appreciated this month. Links to French content are in a separate post. You can also take the time machine to November 2014. AI What if instead to understand how the brain works, we copy the neural connections as is? This is what the OpenWorm project tries to do with C. […]

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