Kris Buytaert's blog

Jan 09 2008

New User Autosubscribe to Simplenews

Dear ComputerMinds you seem to have had the same problem I`m encountering today, nameley wanting to have a subscribe/unsubscribe to mailinglist form upon user registration, you also seem to have solved it once. albeit for Drupal 4.7 and you were once even sharing the code with us.
Would you please consider sharing it again, or am I overlooking other alternatives to do the same ?

While I`m at it lets figure out how to change the page a first time user gets when he logs on :)

Jan 08 2008

I got Interviewed

Some people obviously think I`m still interresting enough to interview

Reminds me of my first interviews over a decade ago .. I`m still being remembered by one of my famous quotes back then rougly translated to "those toddlers steal my bandwith" , when being asked about how the growing userbase of the KULeuven PC rooms in the Dekenstraat influenced my network usage :) (Think 1994 ish :))

But the acutal news is that Profoss is coming closer and closer .. and you should now Register!
So all you Drupal and MySQL folks out there.. this is your chance to learn about virtualization !

Jan 07 2008

Matt Asay interviews Jim Whitehurst

Matt is interviewing RedHat's fresh CEO Jim Whitehurst

Only one answer into the interview and I already love this guy ..


Q:Tell me a little bit about yourself. What are the last three bands you listened to on your iPod?
A: I don't have an iPod (or a Zune). It won't play Ogg Vorbis files.

That's the spirit !

Jan 04 2008

Recent MySQL builds in CentOSPlus

Peter notes that you indeed can find pretty recent Enterprise level MySQL rebuilds over at the CentOSPlus repository.

Good things come to those who wait :)

Jan 04 2008

LinuxTag 2008 CFP

Whow thats only 7 days left !
Better hurry if you want to present something in Berlin this year.

Jan 04 2008

You guys need Fon

Philip points us to The ethics of stealing a wifi . I too love the sprinkler anlogy.

However Ploum in the comments is right about being afraid of the morons that are proud to say that they used the open wifi of their neighbor to download movies and they took away all of the monthly 15Go limit in a few days !

Thats why you should use Fon. it gives you both bandwith limitation,
security, logging and other things. You get to see who has been using your AP , for how long, how frequent etc .. You can Limit the bandwith someone uses. etc. And because off course you choose to be a Linus, you get to surf on other peoples connections when roaming around.
What else would you be running on a Linksys ?

Jan 02 2008

Kill the time travelers !

I think it's time someone stops the timetraveler
We need to get Innovation back on track :)

Jan 02 2008

Social Networking for Geeks gone bad

Alexandre explains how to solve the problem however :)

Jan 02 2008

LinuxDays.lu 2008

The nice folks over in Luxembourg just posted the schedule for their Linuxdays 2008 conference.
I`ll be talking about MySQL High Availability

I was at LinuxDays.lu already 2 years ago and I remember it as a nice an cosy conf with an interesting combo of tutorials and conference talks. If you are in the neigborhood its worth the time.

Oh .. and you can also see Matt in action again :)

Dec 31 2007

Look what the postman brought

The doorbell rang, I was almost to late .. but I still catched the post guy before he left..
He had a package

I knew what was in the package ..

but I was even more surprised when I opened the book..

Thnx a lot folks !!