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Building Mapserver 6.4 and Mapcache 1.2 on Amazon Linux

  More for me than anything else, but building and installing Mapserver and its cache from source can be a pain. echo “/usr/local/lib” > /etc/ld.so.conf.d/xmaps.conf yum install libpng-devel libjpeg-turbo-devel gdal-devel libxml2-devel geos-devel cairo-devel gd gd-devel giflib-devel mysql-devel freetype-devel fribidi-devel proj-devel … Continue reading

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CopyFS Update

Years ago I added features to CopyFS 1.0, then 1.0.1 came out and I never bothered to forward-port my changes. After spending some time moving, merging, rebasing, etc. in git this morning, CopyFS 1.3.1M is CopyFS 1.0.1 + CopyFS 1.3M. … Continue reading

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Ruby 2 From Source on CentOS 6.4

Ruby‘s autoconf doesn’t alert you to the fact that your system doesn’t have everything it could use. It’ll blindly clear you even though, for example, nothing crypto-related will work. On a fresh CentOS 6.4 install (with EPEL) the following will … Continue reading

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Which Oar Best Rows The Boat

Ted Dzuiba wrote a post that boiled down to identifying his own “language bigotry” as a step along the way to software engineering “Mastery”. He’s absolutely correct about introspecting why one chooses to “fight” other languages. And by saying “languages” I could … Continue reading

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find -delete

If I hear one more person recommend using a pipe to xargs or -exec rm -f {}  to the question “how can I make ‘find’ delete the files it finds?” I’m going to scream. It’s really simple: find /wherever -mtime … Continue reading

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Use MongoDB

So an Anonymous Coward’s pastebin rant against MongoDB has an awful lot of legs. I circulated a few thoughts yesterday morning to head-off the inevitable concerns of “um, we’re doing a lot with Mongo, and now I’m nervous”: [It] really … Continue reading

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Dear MongoDB

Dear MongoDB, I would like to use the positional operators you have for updates, ala ‘user.$.name’, in the field selectors for queries, ala find({“user.name”: “Matt”},{“user.$.address”}) such that I can see only the fields of that sub-document/sub-object in my return data … Continue reading

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FOSS’s Microsoft Hatred "a Disease"

Purloined wholesale from SlashDot, and reposted. The hypocrisy of a vocal minority of FOSS-purists has been overwhelming. As Linus accurately points out, we’re all in it for selfish reasons. No one likes working on the boring bits, and we all … Continue reading

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[ANNOUNCE] CopyFS 1.3M

[UPDATE: There is a newer version of CopyFS available] CopyFS 1.3M is a non-official branch of the CopyFS filesystem for FUSE. v1.3M should be considered an “advanced beta”. As it is a FUSE filesystem, faults in the filesystem cannot cause … Continue reading

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CopyFS is now even cooler

[UPDATE: There is a newer version of CopyFS available] Some backstory: I used to write a LOT of code in the C programming language. I used to be actively involved in numerous open-source programs that used C. Hell, I even … Continue reading

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