Skype version 6 Nov 1, 2012 I recently updated to Skype 6 and found something interesting out. My style package that worked in Skype 5 would not work in Skype 6. With some digging, we found out that in order to make your Skype 5 style work in Skype 6 you need to update the MessageViewVersion to version 7 (I have no idea why). So, with that, have fun updating your Skype to the latest version while still getting use out of your favorite Skype theme. ...
AWS authorize security groups across acounts « ShellRunner Sep 28, 2012 Just had to share this post since I helped a little bit with it. Very handy little tip about authorizing security groups across AWS accounts. AWS authorize security groups across acounts « ShellRunner. It is a post by @jacksonmurtha so we can trust that it is good.
Solr Query for Mimicking SQL IN Operator Functionality Sep 13, 2012 I did a lot of playing around with solr to get this right. Unfortunately there is not a lot of documentation on searching within a certain field. With the SQL language you can search for multiple terms in a given field using the IN operator. In Solr you have the option of specifying a field using the qf operator, but what if you have more search terms searching other fields? ...
Optimizing Solr to fit your needs Part 1 Aug 25, 2012 Let me start by saying that eZ Find is a fantastic implementation of Solr functionality. With eZ Find you get a fantastic search, out of the box. eZ Find gathers all the content in your system and organizes it for you into strings, text, and keywords (there are more but those the types I use most often). It can look at an eZ Publish keyword and know that it should thereby be a Solr keyword, again, all out of the box. ...
Multiple .gitignore files versus .gitkeep files Aug 18, 2012 I have been a devout git user for as long as I have been programming. I was lucky enough to bypass subversion entirely, at least that is what my friends who’ve used svn have told me. The cool thing about git is that it tracks changes, not files or directories. When I create a new empty directory that directory is not tracked by git because it has no file changes inside, hence, the directory will never make it into git until I add a file to that directory. ...
eZ Publish with Sublime Jun 30, 2012 A while back I fell in love with Sublime Text 2 and its’ many advantages over TextMate. What it lacked however was any real support for the eZ Publish templating language (no different than TextMate). What I wanted was a simple editor that offered variable and method highlighting equivalent to a nice IDE like PHPStorm. I was originally using the Smarty package for TextMate (you can use any TextMate package in Sublime), but that does not offer a lot of method highlighting support for eZ. ...
Fixing Shards in eZ Find Jun 29, 2012

I am way overdue on my promise to show you how to make shards work. As I said before, shards in eZ Find do not work out of the box. In the code the $shardQuery is built properly but the variable is never actually used after it is created. What I did to make this work is a simple if/else block inside the $queryHandler switch. I am not submitting this as a pull request to eZ Find at the moment just because I do not like the way I made this work, I feel like there is a better way to do it. Nevertheless here is my code to make Shards work, I hope you enjoy and moreover I hope you suggest a better way to make the code work ;)

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Solr 3.6 Update May 14, 2012 Turns out that when using shards to search multiple cores (shards in general actually) binary is not returned properly. I found an update to the trunk (4.x) version of Solr and was successfully able to update my version of Solr 3.6. I am submitting a pull request of the code update to Solr as well a new war file to eZ Find, but in the meantime you can download the solr. ...
Searching Multiple Solr Cores using Shards and eZ Find May 8, 2012 Using eZ Find to perform a distributed search in Solr. ...
eZ Find: Enable Attribute Storage Apr 26, 2012 # Enable Solr to store all the basic information of a content object # Allows Solr to be used as a cross-site DB [IndexOptions] EnableSolrAttributeStorage=true OptimizeOnCommit=disabled When using eZ Find to search a single local site, it does a really good job at building out the result object to be used. What becomes a problem, however, is when a cross-site search is necessary. When the search fetch includes 'as_objects', true() eZ Find tries to build out an object by fetching from the database after the Solr search is completed and the necessary content is returned. ...