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Customizing Google AdSense alternate ads

When AdSense runs out of inspiration (i.e.: no targeted ads are available), it displays public service ads by default. You can choose to replace this with a custom ad of your own choosing. To do this, you have to put a HTML page somewhere and change the alternate ads settings for the appropriate ad unit: Read More »

Complete WordPress Atom feed: an XSLT transformation

Previously, I tried obtaining a full Atom feed without pagination from WordPress. I didn't succeed, so I ended up writing an XSL transformation which merges all the pages of this Atom feed into one valid Atom XML stream. Read More »

Enforcing Drupal URL aliases

I hate modules, especially core modules. I prefer code to be tightly integrated. I want it to work together. Is that too much to ask? In Drupal, most functionality has been stuffed in modules. There's a Locale module, a Content Translation module and a Path module. What's missing is a Working Together module. Read More »

Gentoo update: system

This Gentoo box needs upgrading badly. I started this in February, so perhaps it's time to continue. Read More »

With Vimperator it almost feels as if I can control Firefox

Wednesday, after returning to Groningen from Barcelona, I saw Ying using Vimperator. I was sold immediately. Read More »

Drupal 5 image management

Today, I have to face the task of finding reliable Drupal 6 modules for image uploading and WYSIWYG editing, so I dug into my drafts bin and found an old unfinished post dated March 24, 2008 about a similar quest for Drupal 5: Read More »

Styling XML SVN logs with CSS

My friend, Wiebe, keeps his website in Subversion. (Always keep your project files in version management or you'll be sorry.) He used to manually track the date with the last significant change in each file (because who cares about typos, right?). But, of course, he kept forgetting to update this when he actually made such changes. So, he decided that he wanted to publish the full SVN log for each page. Read More »

Some new (upcoming) PostgreSQL features

These are some random new PostgreSQL features that I'm interested in: The EXECUTE USING feature in PostgreSQL 8.4 will allow the use of more secure dynamic SQL in PL/PgSQL. Read More »

Writing a MediaWiki Gravatars template

This is a tutorial for MediaWiki users who want to learn how to create and use templates. Read More »

Finding a decent GeSHi plugin for WordPress

I like GeSHi (enough even to have written a language file for it). For ages now, I've used a WordPress plugin by Dan Peverill. But for as long as I've been using the plugin, I've been looking to get rid of it. Read More »