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New Section: C Stuff

‍‍ט׳ תשרי תשס״ז - Saturday, September 30th, 2006

I've been collecting nifty tricks and useful factoids about C, and I think I'll start posting them here.

Look for the first post sometime on Tuesday, with 3-4 posts weekly after that!

Ejecting Removable Media from the Command Prompt

‍‍ו׳ תשרי תשס״ז - Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

How often have you wanted to be able to eject a CD, disconnect an MP3 player / USB key, etc., from the command line?

With a small little utility (courtesy of Microsoft (and me)), you can!
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Blogroll Added

‍‍כ״ו אלול תשס״ו - Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Thanks in part to people like Jameel begging me for a link, I've added a blogroll (*shudder*... I hate that word!) to my site. Like all tabs, it's collapsable if you don't like it. I've tried to categorize those blogs I read frequently by their defining attributes, although being in one category doesn't mean they don't also belong in others.

Also, the category of Israel is not labeled Zionist for a reason. Thoughtful doesn't negate Jewish; the main criteria is what methodologies / assumptions go into posts. Blogs updated in the last 36 hours are in italics with a darker gray background color.

Limitting concurrent runs in PHP

‍‍כ״ד אלול תשס״ו - Sunday, September 17th, 2006

Most PHP tasks are designed to be run concurrently, that is, several instances of the same task can run simultaneously. For example, my home page should be displayed to all viewers, even if they're trying to access it at the same time.

Other tasks, however, should only be run one at a time. For instance, an update (cron) task should probably refuse to run (or wait) if it sees another task running. Here's how to implement that.
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Barak Update

‍‍כ״ד אלול תשס״ו - Saturday, September 16th, 2006

No improvements to the story mentioned earlier

I'm running tests almost daily... I found a new test that I hope will be informative. Check out dslreport's smoketest for my IP... we'll see what happens.

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