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Flat file databases in PHP

After releasing the beta version of Pritlog 0.412, I started doing performance tests on Pritlog using varying number of posts. When I reached over 500 posts, I started noticing performance issues and slow response times

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Author: Prit -  Date: 28 Jan 2009 11:29
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Bash prompt like Dos prompt

I read this interesting and very simple tip on how to convert your linux bash prompt to look like a dos prompt.

Here is the link to the original article.

Quote from the article:

Add this line to your .bashrc: PS1=C:${PWD////}>

This basically changes the format of your prompt, to look like a dos prompt.

Author: admin -  Date: 28 Jan 2009 11:38
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Allway Sync: File synchronization

I already mentioned this in the last post. But thought of having a separate post for this as I love this application.

This is a free file synchronization software available from the below link:

Here is a statement from their website:
Allway Sync is free file and folder synchronization software for Windows.

Allway Sync uses innovative synchronization algorithms to synchronize your data between desktop PCs, laptops, USB drives and more. Allway Sync combines bulletproof reliability with an extremely easy-to-use interface.

There are multiple versions available. If you are using this on a USB or using portable apps version, make sure you download the appropriate version from their website.

You can create multiple jobs to synchronize multiple directories. This is the easiest way to keep your computers at two different locations in sync.
Author: admin -  Date: 28 Jan 2009 11:39
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Carry your applications with you

You might have noticed that some USB sticks come with a menu similar to your start menu and also applications. I have a Sandisk U3 cruzer USB drive and this has an application called U3 that enables this kind of menu and many applications can be installed onto this.

There is another way you can achieve the same

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Author: admin -  Date: 28 Jan 2009 11:39
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Software I install on a new PC

Having done this a few times already, I thought of documenting this.

As soon as I get a Windows based PC, I usually install the following:

- Openoffice (alternative to MS Office)
- Filezilla (FTP client to transfer files to my websites)
- Mozilla Firefox (free and powerful browser)
- Yahoo messenger (chat software)
- Pidgin (Can do yahoo, google and other chats with this)
- Skype (Voip)
- Gizmo Project(alternative to skype)
- Cdrtfe for windows (lightweight cd writing solution)
- Izarc (alternative to Winzip)
- Context Editor (very good editor for PHP, HTML and in general)
- Revo Uninstaller (Powerful uninstaller)

Most of the above are free and open source

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Author: admin -  Date: 28 Jan 2009 11:40
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