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 The Engineers at Squidworks are building another free web services site. is the first free public BBDisplay and BBpager compatible service available on the web. It takes the well known BB model of delivering data and packages a large scale MySql Database schema around it and a world class web interface to Continue reading

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Get EPOCH using DATE function on linux

On November 23, 2009, in How-to, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

If you need epoch from a shell cmd line on a linux system the date cmd is a great way to do it.
date +%s -d “$a”
This code by will print epoch out at the cmd line in a ssh window or terminal window Continue reading

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ELGG Plugin : My Online Friends Messenger

On November 15, 2009, in Projects, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Here is a plugin for ELGG community web framework created to popout from side of browser and show your active friends by name and picture. Each online friend listed is hyperlinked back the the email composer with that friends ID pre posted. The plugin show users as active (5 minutes) and inactive (10 minutes) variations .


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Howto Install ImageMagick and PHP imagick extension on CentOS 5

On November 12, 2009, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Howto install imagemagick and PHP imagick extension on Linux CentOS 5 LAMP server. It is pretty simple really

yum install ImageMagick.i386
yum install ImageMagick-devel.i386
pecl install imagick

After the installation, create an inclusion file in your /etc/php.d directory for module and then restart apache daemon:

echo “” > /etc/php.d/imagick.ini
/etc/init.d/httpd restart

Test the loading of the module by running:

php -m | grep imagick

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Howto: MySQL Full Text Search in PHP

On November 6, 2009, in How-to, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

This tutorial is intended for Text Searching using MySQL ( and PHP ( and will focus on the Full-text capabilities presented by MySQL.


We run a website that hosts web blogs, we have a database that contains blog posts. We might create a table in our database using a statement like this:

CREATE TABLE blogs (body TEXT, title VARCHAR(250), id INT NOT NULL auto_increment, PRIMARY KEY(id);
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On November 4, 2009, in Projects, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

[caption id="attachment_157" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Free website thumbnail generator"]Free website thumbnail generator[/caption]

Squidworks is launching a new web service that provides free website thumbnails and image hosting. The free service allows the user to submit a website url to the thumbnail generator, the generator will go and create a thumbnail image of the website as seen in a Firefox browser. The Continue reading