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Website performance issues

If you recently visited my website (let's say in the last two or three days), you might have noticed some performance issues. It seems I didn't pay that much attention to the MySQL binary logging configuration, when I enabled this feature so that I could do point-in-time recovery in case something goes wrong.

In /etc/mysql/my.cnf, I had these options related to binlogging:

[mysqld]
log_bin = /var/log/mysql/mysql-bin.log
expire_logs_days = 10
max_binlog_size = 100M

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Sagem F@st 3464 vs GPL

Some months ago, I ordered a Dommel SpeedConnect Plus connection. Since Dommel is using the network of the monopolist Belgacom in Belgium, I am forced to buy one specific type of VDSL2 router: Sagem F@st 3464. If you want to know why Belgacom forces this type of modem, you can find the report of the BIPT here, in English, Dutch or French.

Belgacom no longer uses theses modems for their own customers, but only resells them to ISP's using their xDSL network, so this is probably just a way for Belgacom to get rid of the Sagem's they still have in their stock.

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iPhone 3.1.2, Cydia and Icy

So, recently I updated my iPhone to 3.1.2. Unfortunately, the custom firmware image I used contained both Cydia and Icy. I don't own an Apple computer myself, so I am unable to build my own custom IPSW, so I asked somebody else. And no, I will not use redsn0w because it sucks. It never worked for me on my iPhone 2G, it always came in recovery mode while it should go in DFU mode. Or was it the other way around?

Now it seems, if you install both Icy and Cydia, that Icy messes up the Apt/DPKG database. Joy ... Cydia errors when trying to install anything:

Cydia: Error Couldn’t configure pre-depend dpkg for ncurses, probably a dependency cycle.

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Drupal migration

As you might have already noticed, I recently migrated my blog from WordPress to Drupal.

I used the WP2Drupal to import all WordPress posts from my old blog into my new Drupal-based website. It worked pretty good, except for some images that were missing, and some stuff showed up that didn't belong in posts, like Captcha text. After enabling some modules, I manually added the missing images, and while at it, I also removed text that got lost ;-)

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iTunes ratings to Rhythmbox

Recently I got so tired of Windows, that I decided to throw it out completely. I stopped playing video games on my PC for about a year or so, since I bought a new Xbox 360 (the old one had a RROD, and was banned from Xbox Live anyway).

So I installed Gentoo on my desktop, and with that, I  no longer use iTunes.  Well, iTunes sucked anyway, but I used it to synchronize my iPhone, and since all my music was in that library, I might as well just use iTunes for playing music...

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