Entries by Hugo Marcelo Muriel

FusionArtWorks: Unique modern art in London

What do you think of modern art? This is a short post to introduce a promising digital art studio based in London, FusionArtWorks. It is art meeting digital art, they create a unique interpretation of any artwork that you can imagine. See a sample of their work below or on their Art Gallery online. Applemoon […]

Tired of Firefox fast releases?

Firefox has been releasing major versions every 6 weeks since April 2011 going from a version 4 to version 20 (time of writing). I want to present some numbers in terms of versions and browser market share of what happened since then. What was the goal of the fast releases? Wikipedia quotes: “The stated aim […]

Apache Server: KeepAlive, good practice

The KeepAlive parameter is more important than you might actually think, we learnt the hard way. Many good articles have discussed the KeepAlive topic (e.g. KeepAlive On/Off) with good arguments. Here I’ll present rather a summary. I personally set up our apache server for development machine in EC2/VPC (Amazon Web Services). I set up the […]

CMS for dummies – Sep. 7th 2012

Our regional team, SysCrunch Cochabamba is organizing a dive-into-CMS (Content Management System) event on Sep. 7th addressed to the universities’ communities and for the general public too. A group of enthusiasts will present 3 of the most widely spread CMS : Drupal, WordPress and Joomla. The goal is to introduce the use of CMSs as […]

preg_replace compilation failed (Amazon EC2, WordPress)

We have an Amazon EC2 AMI (Linux) hosting the latest WordPress installation (3.4.1) at this point in time. All the configuration was running fine till an upgrade that introduced a PHP warning: “Warning: preg_replace(): Compilation failed: unknown option bit(s) set at offset 0” The first time I noticed it, I didn’t pay that much attention since […]

Why do we need Flash?

Flash is a technology that most people surfing the web is aware and used to, at least 99% PC-users have installed the Flash Player runtime according to Adobe by July 2011. Although those numbers are from a single source and it happens to be the Company behind it itself, it is possible to say they […]