Author Archives: Eelke

What happens to your data when your computer floods/catches fire/explodes?

Image:¬†Andrew Kuznetsov¬†on Flickr So, what did you answer to that question? If it was, “Meh, that’s not going to happen to me”, think again. If it is, “I’m making backups”, good for you. But how safe are your backups? Some say, one backup is no backup. This is especially true if you’re just backing up […]

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Walking with Dinosaurs movie mini-review

Just watched the Walking with Dinosaurs movie. It is beautifully made, but oh boy was the talking dino’s every bit as bad as I had expected. To get a taste of it, watch the trailer above. Ever since hearing the concept of Walking with Dinosaurs – the original series, that is – I absolutely loved […]

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Gizmodo: Full Scale Lego X-Wing

This is Lego Inception. A enlargement of the small Lego model to full scale, built with… Lego. Go to the original article »

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Iron Baby

Cleverly made Iron Man parody.

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Growl + Bark + DummyGrowl = Notification Center goodness

Update 28/12/2013: It looks like DummyGrowl has served its purpose and that it is no longer needed with the latest versions of Growl. DummyGrowl stops Growl 2.0 with Bark from displaying both a Notification Center notification and a standard Growl notification (right, the Notification Center notification can be seen through the Smoke-style Growl notification). At […]

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HomeBrew vs. MacPorts (vs. Fink)

High level overview of the differences between these systems. As I am re-installing my Mac, I thought I’d first do a little research before defaulting to MacPorts (which feels somewhat natural considering I have some BSD in my past). I think I will go for HomeBrew this time around, just for the heck of it. […]

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Everything is a remix

I heard about it, but had never watched the videos before (or even knew it was a series of four). Very interesting documentary explaining how “original work” is usually only a combination of existing ideas, “remixed” in a certain way (which doesn’t make the invention or creation any less impressive, it’s just that attributing something […]

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Debugging Drush with Eclipse and XDebug

Update 15/4/2017: This is a fairly old post, by now. I’ve done a more recent post on debugging drush on a setup with PhpStorm and Vagrant. Drush is a command line tool to interact with the Drupal Open Source CMS (Get it? DRUpal SHell). It is an invaluable tool that many Drupal developers love once […]

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Google gets you the domain name you deserve

It looks like Google may send traffic your way for domain names you don’t even own. How?

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WAT

Extremely funny. For programmers, that is. Via @berkes. Go to the original article »

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