XML Boiler project reached an important milestone

XML Boiler project reached an important milestone: To make the first release it remains to debug it. (Also need to create particular XML processing scripts to make it useful.) XML Boiler is the implementation of my Automatic transformation of XML namespaces specification, which is going to revolutionarize processing of XML documents both locally and on the Web. Please donate to porton@narod.ru at PayPal. Continue reading XML Boiler project reached an important milestone

Library to spawn a process with given input and receive its output

I have created a C library to span a process with given input and receive its output. One cannot just write to stdin of a process and then read its stdout through pipes, because this way it may lead to a deadlock. Instead use my library: Homepage API docs It is an alpha release, tested on Linux. During its development I managed to crash Linux: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198549 Continue reading Library to spawn a process with given input and receive its output

Why Linux is better than Windows

One man asked me: I have heard of Ubuntu Linux, but have never seriously considered using it. What makes it “good”? Here is my reply (not aspiring for completeness, Linux has other advantages also): I could say that the “main” advantage over Windows is that the system goes together with applications. You can update ALL installed applications with single command. You can easily update all … Continue reading Why Linux is better than Windows

VPS for an unbelievably low price

Today I have moved all my Web sites from an old VPS hosting to Digital Ocean VPS hosting. Their prices start from unbelievable $5 per month for a server with 20GB SSD disk. I myself use the 2GB RAM, 40GB SSD hosting for unbelievable price $20/month (not counting backup price). Click this link to order the VPS hosting (clicking this link you also earn $10). Continue reading VPS for an unbelievably low price

The driver by Innova is broken

I recently bought an UPS by the Innova company. On the box it was written “Linux”. I opened the box and got a CD disk. On the CD was the folder “linux”. In the folder was some old broken version of the program Upsilon and no driver. (The built-in driver coming with Debian Linux also didn’t work.) I returned the UPS to the seller. Shame … Continue reading The driver by Innova is broken

“The Machine” and operating system

I’ve said earlier, that Linux would be inefficient with The Machine computer architecture, because its different memory model. Thus, as I said earlier, The Machine requires development of a radically new operating system, not just an adaptation of Linux. I have said: Linux is dead. Recently I have realized that this is wrong: We indeed can adapt Linux to The Machine, and it will be … Continue reading “The Machine” and operating system

Preserve old /etc/mysql/debian.cnf when copying /etc to an other computer

I’ve copied my /var/www, MySQL database, and /etc from a sever to an other server. After this I found that my MySQL does not work anymore. The reason for the trouble was that /etc/mysql/debian.cnf contains (twice) an auto-generated password for the database, and so after copying my old /etc directory from my old server the password didn’t match the new password stored in my MySQL … Continue reading Preserve old /etc/mysql/debian.cnf when copying /etc to an other computer