missing scheme in email body url

Some mail service providers (Yahoo Mail exhibits this at the moment), do not like links that do not have a scheme(http/https for instance) and will make the link non-clickable by removing the href. The fix is simple:

<!-- link is not clickable -->
<a href="www.google.com">Google</a>
 
<!-- link is clickable -->
<a href="https://www.google.com">Google</a>

rsync only certain files

Create a file on on the origin server and use the –files-from option

cd /
rsync -anvi --files-from=/tmp/only_these_files . to-server:/
 
cat /tmp/only_these_files
/srv/www/mysite/uploaded_files/9a3d3d9046aaad4bbe3074d794a6adaf.jpg
/srv/www/mysite/uploaded_files/5ca1c97efd730427f846e457bd0a0667.png
/srv/www/mysite/uploaded_files/5b0923025b4a1fde3a34119bfcd56567.jpg
/srv/www/mysite/uploaded_files/870ed45d9ad704deace8fb541242425a.jpg

Starting KVM guest after memory change

After a memory module was taken out the system, the KVM guest was failing to start complaining about insufficient memory. Editing the domain XML file (in /etc/libvirt/qemu on Debian) to use less RAM and then trying to start the guest did not work.

I had to do this:
libvirt-bin restart

for the the updated XML file to be read and for the guest to start.

WordPress + Nginx + Permalinks Rewrite rules

The following works for me:

  location /blog/ {
          index  index.php;
          # WordPress pretty URLs: (as per dominiek.com)
          if (-f $request_filename) {
                  break;
          }
          if (-d $request_filename) {
                  break;
          }
          rewrite ^/blog/(.+)$ /blog/index.php?q=$1 last;
 
          # Enable nice permalinks for WordPress: (as per Yawn.it)
          error_page  404  = /blog/index.php?q=$uri;
  }

I have my blog here: http://www.trk7.com/blog/
and my permalink structure is: /%postname%/

Bella donna

Bella donna won’t be tamed

Belluci, however, is unconcerned about what her children might think of her movies. ”If you are scared about what people think or what you represent or what your image can be, then you are not free any more in your choices. That can be dangerous for your art. I think it is important to feel free in your passion. I am a woman, I am a mother but when you are an actor, you have to still be wild.”

Monica Bellucci is truly the work of God (or my imagination ;)). When she says something like that, I cannot but only love her more. Her roles in various films backs up her words. I would have loved to hear that when she said that. Then, I would have known if it were scripted or did she think deeply before coming up with those words – any pauses between the words and so on.

Monica doesn’t strike me to be a crazy person – married for 11 years and with two kids – my guess is that she truly believes in what she says.

At 47, all I can say is: Go bella!

Backgrounded PHP jobs in ‘STOPPED’ state

This could be specific to the PHP package from Ubuntu. Please consider the following a disclaimer.

$ php -v
PHP 5.3.5-1ubuntu7.2 with Suhosin-Patch (cli) (built: May  2 2011 23:00:17) 
Copyright (c) 1997-2009 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies
    with Xdebug v2.1.0, Copyright (c) 2002-2010, by Derick Rethans
 
$ cat /etc/lsb-release 
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"

I have a file with the following contents:

$ cat stdin.php
<?php
echo microtime(), "n";

and I was doing something like this (backgrounds the script. I was using a slightly modified version to make concurrent SOAP requests)

$ for i in `seq 1 2`; do echo $i; sleep 2s; php /tmp/stdin.php &gt;&gt; /tmp/k7.out & done
$ jobs
[1]-  Stopped                 php /tmp/stdin.php &gt;&gt; /tmp/k7.out
[2]+  Stopped                 php /tmp/stdin.php &gt;&gt; /tmp/k7.out

There are a few threads on the Internet relating to the issue and there are a few solutions.
First let us kill the ‘STOPPED’ jobs

$ kill %1
$ kill %2
[1]   Terminated              php /tmp/stdin.php &gt;&gt; /tmp/k7.out
$ jobs
[2]+  Terminated              php /tmp/stdin.php &gt;&gt; /tmp/k7.out

One of the solutions that worked for me was by supplying something to STDIN (perhaps STDIN was blocking, but then again, stream_set_blocking (STDIN, 0) wasn’t of much help).

$ for i in `seq 1 2`; do echo $i; sleep 2s; php /tmp/stdin.php &gt;&gt; /tmp/k7.out &lt; /dev/null & done

and you could simulate arguments

$ for i in `seq 1 2`; do echo $i; sleep 2s; echo arg1 arg2 | php /tmp/stdin.php &gt;&gt; /tmp/k7.out & done
$ tail -f k7.out
0.82262900 1316606606
array(2) {
  [0]=&gt;
  string(4) "arg1"
  [1]=&gt;
  string(4) "arg2"
}
0.83546500 1316606608
array(2) {
  [0]=&gt;
  string(4) "arg1"
  [1]=&gt;
  string(4) "arg2"
}