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May, 2006

ChronoPay Joins Merchant Risk Council

by: Petertje May 29, 2006 23:58:40

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – ChronoPay B.V. (, the European leader in safe and reliable online payment solutions, has joined the Merchant Risk Council (MRC). The MRC - a membership association of 6,500 online retailers, vendors, financial institutions and law enforcement agencies - promotes safe and secure e-commerce by setting practice standards and pursuing new technologies.

The vision of the MRC is to identify and support the latest Internet technologies, which will enable e-commerce merchants to guard against fraudulent activity, and positively influence customer perception of Online ordering security, thereby promoting increased Online commerce.

Linux on Dell Precision M90 - Part VI: DVD Viewing/Burning

by: dsmith May 19, 2006 14:49:05

This section of the document describes the setup of the CD-ROM / DVD in Linux. While this is written specifically for Slackware on the Dell Precision M90 and using a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L532B drive, many of the items apply generically to a Linux setup.

Optical Drive Setup

Colonial Marines RPG now on Sourceforge

by: crystalattice May 17, 2006 13:46:51

For those following the Colonial Marines Role Playing Game, I just received approval today from Sourceforge for "sponsorship". The main site for the Colonial Marines RPG will still be The Sourceforge site can be found at

Having the project on Sourceforge will now let contributing developers to use the CVS/Subversion servers for program file storage and checkout; I will be moving over the Python modules I've created so far to the Subversion server later this week. In addition to the ones already on the CMRPG site, I have 4-5 others that I created in the last few weeks that will also be put up this week.

Linux on Dell Precision M90 - Part V: Sound

by: dsmith May 15, 2006 19:26:15

This section of the document describes the setup of the Intel HD Audio sound card in Linux. It also describes a neat way to get your Dell media keys to work under Linux. This is written specifically for Slackware and the Precision M90, but could be used with about any Dell laptop and any distribution.

Sound Setup

Linux on Dell Precision M90 - Part IV: Networking

by: dsmith May 15, 2006 00:42:10

This section covers the configuration of both, the ethernet card (Broadcom Netxtreme BCM5752) and the wireless card (Intel 3945ABG) on the Dell Precision M90. This is written specifically for Slackware Linux again, but could be applicable to about any distribution.

Ethernet Port Setup

Linux on Dell Precision M90 - Part III: Kernel Update

by: dsmith May 13, 2006 23:30:57

This section covers recompiling the kernel on a Slackware system specifically for the Dell Precision M90. There are some generic features in here that could apply to any system, including SMP support, SATA configuration and cpufreq (timestep).

I always like to run the latest kernels on my laptop/desktop Linux configurations. I am a little more cautious on my servers, but for a workstation, I want cutting edge.

Linux on Dell Precision M90 - Part II: X-Windows Install

by: dsmith May 13, 2006 22:34:34

This section of the guide covers configuring X-Windows to work with the Dell Precision M90 with an NVIDIA Quadro chipset. It also covers custom modelines for X-Windows, enabling a scroll mouse in X-Windows and improving your fonts in X-Windows.

I placed this section next as it is convenient to have a GUI to work with in order to set up the rest of the items. You are able to get the nice xconfig option for your kernel compilation as well as easily scroll through your consoles. The downside is that every kernel recompile is going to necessitate a re-creation of the video driver. To me, this is a small price to pay for a workable GUI.

Linux on Dell Precision M90 - Part I: Overview

by: dsmith May 13, 2006 01:30:56

This document specifically covers the installation of Slackware Linux on a Dell Precision M90. However, there are many general tips and guides that could aid in the installation of any distribution of Linux on any system.

I have had a chance to install Linux on quite a few Dell laptops and I have always appreciated the help from all of the unknown people that have taken the time to document their troubles and corresponding solutions. I have decided to document my experience with my newest Dell laptop, the Precision M90.

Using APC functions in your PHP scripts

by: admin May 12, 2006 14:43:15

Recently, I started modifying my existing PHP scripts to include some Alternative PHP Cache (APC) functions. The list of functions offered by this PHP extension can be found at the bottom of this page, just above the User Contributed Notes.

The ones that I find most useful (at this point) are: apc_store() and apc_fetch().

Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5, Part 3

by: dsmith May 7, 2006 01:58:52

Photos - Installing Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5

The fan came very well packaged. The package includes the fan assembly, the passive memory cooling attachment, thermal stickies for passive cooler and okay but not great instructions:

Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5, Part 2

by: dsmith May 7, 2006 01:50:11

Installing the Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5

These are the steps:

Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5, Part 1

by: dsmith May 7, 2006 01:37:21

I have never been large into the modding scene. I have always felt that a good stock device is hassle-free and built the way it should be. I have had a BFG Nvidia 6800GT video card for over a year in my machine and it has performed without a hitch until very recently.

As with most items that make me take immediate and decisive action, this foray is directly related to a game. More specifically, Civilization IV. For those familiar with the Civilization series, the fourth revolution in this series has added some 3D graphics that are very nice. However, as nice as the graphics may be, it does not seem like a game that would be extremely taxing on the video card. But for some reason it really heats up the video card to the point of overheating the card and crashing.

Install APC on Windows XP

by: admin May 6, 2006 10:33:55

Yesterday, I wrote about installing APC on my (Linux) web server. Today, I will share with you my notes on how to install Alternative PHP Cache (APC) on Windows.

Installing APC on Windows XP is the easiest thing to do. Unfortunately, looking for the .dll file is not!

Alternative PHP Cache (APC)

by: admin May 5, 2006 14:41:39

Since 2003, I have been using a PHP optimiser in one form or another. My favourite back then was Turck MMCache for PHP and it was excellent. Unfortunately, the project was abandoned sometime in 2004 because the lead developer was hired by Zend Technologies, if I am not mistaken. For much of 2005, I didn't use any PHP optimizer at all... until recently, when I decided to try installing APC instead.

Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is a free and open opcode cache for PHP.

bad interpreter: No such file or directory

by: admin May 1, 2006 14:59:54

Since moving the sites over to the new CentOS web server a couple of days ago, I began testing some existing bash scripts that I had copied over from the old server today. When I executed the first script, it failed, giving me this error message: bad interpreter: No such file or directory!

I figured I must have 'missed' a few lines when I did the copy and paste operation, but everything checked out fine... Must be the file permissions then, I thought -- well, that was not it either! Hmm...

ChronoPay Forms Strategic Alliance with Trusted Shops

by: Petertje May 1, 2006 10:59:48

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – ChronoPay B.V., the leading European Online Payment Services Provider, announced that is has formed a strategic partnership with Trusted Shops, a European organization, which reassures consumers of the safety of making purchases over the Internet by providing a Seal of Approval for Online retailers. ChronoPay and Trusted Shops have committed to a strategic relationship, which will further the objective of safe Online shopping for European Internet consumers.

The Trusted Shops Seal of Approval has come to represent Europe’s most highly regarded indicator of quality for Internet Retailers. When making a purchase from Online Shops displaying the Seal, consumers throughout Europe are insured of a money-back guarantee, cover against non-delivery and non-refund of online purchases, mediation of disputes between the consumer and retailer, as well as a host of other services and warranties.

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