Mysql DB and unicode utf8

Do you expect newest Ubuntu server 9.10 (karmic) to support utf8 in mysql server out of the box? Well, it doesn't.

Don't forget to put small file */etc/mysql/conf.d/charset.cnf*:

[mysqld]

character-set-server=utf8

default-collation=utf8_unicode_ci

character_set_client=utf8

[mysql]

default-character-set=utf8

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But why?

One of the questions which drives me crazy recently - why.

There is particle filter (bootstrap, condensation, simulated annealing) algorithm which is popular and works well(sometimes). But why?

There is a Kalman filter algorithm - which doesn't work on geolocation problem at all (EFK as well), but still there are ...

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Network misconfiguration

[root@localhost ~]# traceroute -I ya.ru

traceroute to ya.ru (213.180.204.8), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets

1 217.23.185.153 (217.23.185.153) 1.059 ms 1.250 ms 1.470 ms

2 217.23.188.57 (217.23.188.57) 13.038 ms ...

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Movable Type and nginx

After wasting a lot of time attempting to setup nginx and movable type configuration together without apache - I am on very memory limited VPS, I given up and moved everything as before on lighttpd. Movable Type doesn't work under nginx using fastcgi wrapper or fastcgi dispatcher as in previous ...

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Nginx and Movable Type (Pro)

For those who would like to play heroes and who are trying to run Movable Type under nginx in cgi mode, additional fastcgi parameters in nginx: ''' fastcgi_param    PERL5LIB $document_root/mt/lib;    fastcgi_param    MT_HOME $document_root/mt;    fastcgi_param    MT_CONFIG $document_root/mt/mt-config.cgi; '''

the rest can be taken from here with cgi ...

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Downtime and MT backup

On the second day of my holiday, my provider VAServe basically seized

to exist. It had a major breakdown with data loss up to 40% in both

data centers in UK and UK. So my VPS including backups went down. On

my return I find out that I cleaned all ...

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Current internet trends

Visualization


If you remember movie "Minority report", you may be delighted to know that interface featured in this movie is available for linux and mac, see demo video on http://oblong.com/ . There is an ongoing work to move this interface into wearable devices, see presentation on TED http://bit ...

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