Keep Key Pressed to Select Alternate Characters in jQuery

TOKI WOKI has developed a plugin to keep a key pressed long to select alternate characters just like with your iPhone or in Android.   Link: http://www.jque.re/plugins/forms-controls/long.press/index.html jQuery plugin to ease the writing of accented or rare characters.https://github.com/quentint/long-press50 forks.11 open issues.Recent commits: Merge pull request #27 from joshsoftware/masterAdded bower & npm integration, Quentin Added array…


PEAR Certificate invalid due to Servercrash

Invalid SSL certificate on pear.php.net One of the PEAR servers had a harddisk crash and got replaced by an intermediate Server, which causes the certificate to be invalid at the moment. From the intermediate website: The server running pear.php.net had a fatal hard disk failure and gets replaced by a new machine this week. Until…

RaspberryPi Zero

RaspberryPi Zero für 5€ kaufen

Ab heute werden die ersten RaspberryPi Zero verkauft. Die ersten Angebote auf dem deutschen Markt sind in den Startlöchern. Konkrete Bestände zum Verkauf gibt es noch nicht, bestellen kann man aber die nächsten Tage. Spezifikationen A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1) 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM A micro-SD…


Show reverse dependencies of a package using apt

There is a new bug in libpng right now. When you want to see which package is using libpng (or better: which package depends on libpng), you can do a reverse dependency search:

This shows you a list of packages which directly depend on libpng. It lists all the tools which use the shared…


Failed to connect to Invalid argument

When trying to install Software on Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS,.. and you have your proxy configured wrong, you may get the following error:

To solve it, open your proxy settings and make sure to also add https, like:

Have a look into the following files (if they exist) and look for proxy settings. It’s…


Why Stars are better than Grades in ReviewRating

This is a draft!   Google, its Structured Data / Rich Snippets tester and schema.org have a semantical bug in the the Rating Schema (imo). It does not understand, that “grade 1” can be better than “grade 6”, the bestRating value always needs to be a higher value, even if you define those values properly.…


PHP7 alpha released!

Yesterday, PHP7 alpha has been released: THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW – DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! PHP 7.0.0 Alpha 1 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features such as (incomplete list): Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6 Consistent 64-bit support Many fatal errors…


f_imageloadfont is not supported: NYI

Using HHVM 3.7.1 and GDLib extension, and you try to load a font, you may encounter the following error:

This is because the function imageloadfont(); is not implemented yet. Here is the Github issue you can read about an update: https://github.com/facebook/hhvm/issues/5468


HHVM with Opcache

How to use HHVM with Opcache? HHVM compiles PHP-code in a different way and cannot make use of Opcache. So it’s pretty normal you will not be able to install HHVM with opcache. Opcache and HHVM don’t go together. HHVM can utilize APC HHVM can be configured to use APC caching instead. Consider the following…

VST Plugins

Do VST Plugins contain Viruses or Malware?

The .dll file is the VST Plugin I am doing music production using Image-Line’s Fruity Loops Studio. Just like all major digital audio workstations (DAW), it is capable of loading DLL files as plugins called VST plugins (Virtual Studio Technology). We know DLL files generally contain executable code, and executable code may contain viruses and…