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16Nov/100

Insights from LISA’2010

LISA '10Last week I attended Usenix-Large Installation System Administration 2010 and it certainly deserves a post.

First of all if you are into Systems and you can make it, don't miss this event! From PetaBytes storage hard core technics to performance tuning your *nix boxes, there are lots of high quality data for lots of folks from many different backgrounds.

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5Dec/090

Highlight Code WordPress Plug In

I realized that I was often going to have code within a post (I have some bash scripts and my iptables rules ready to publish), thus I looked for a wordpress plugin to make it a little easier to read and/or download without interfering with worpdress posts code.Wordpress-logo

After reading this post I decided to go with the Easy Google Syntax Highlighter by Nick Burlock a fork of Alex Gorbachev original Google Syntax Highlighter. Still reading the documentation here and here but it looks like it's exactly what I was looking for, WordPress FTW!

edit: Since I use the Lightword Theme by Andrei Luca I modified my style.css according to the plug in FAQ and it works perfectly as you can see inĀ this post

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16Nov/090

Project Gnomonos: Online Report Cards in Php/MySQL

First, some history background on Gnomonos. It was started in 2005 as a custom Php/MySQL system to suit the needs for Lower School Report Cards at French American International School. Harry Chesley, a parent volunteer, very generously offered to develop the application for free.

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The core was originally designed while collaborating with the tech-savvy Curriculum Coordinator, Pascal Vallet.

At that time I had just moved from France to work at French American as Technology Coordinator. In 2006 Pascal Vallet moved to Indonesia (he is now Principal of the EIFB) and I took over as the interface between the Developer and the Administration. The project grew old and I became more and more involved on the system side less on the administrative one. In 2007, Harry officially ended his work on Gnomonos and published on SourceForge.net. The code remained unchanged until September 2009 when we needed to update Gnomonos. It is the change we made in the identification process that I thought might interest some people out there.