On the Criticality of Learning Management System

A critical LMS is a service (not only the software, but also the team around it) on which you can rely to launch and follow training/teaching activities that are critical to your organization.

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Start collecting “space miles” with NASA

Nasa is doing something funny and great at the same time. Get your ticket for a test-flight that will count for space miles to be spent in the future 🙂 http://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/orion-first-flight/?action=getcert&e=1&cn=1150667

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The complete guide to screencasting in Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome Shell

For those developers of you wanting to do more than just develop under Linux, you’ll have realized that there are many things stopping you for doing proper video tutorials as easily as you would do it with some non-free (as…

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Can’t use function return value in write context

Did you ever develop some nice code, then simply wanted to check if a string was only composed of white spaces or tabs, and used something like this: if (!empty(trim($string))) { … } …only to get a bad error appear…

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Quick PhoneGap setup on Ubuntu

(tested on Ubuntu 14.04) Install NodeJS Go to https://github.com/joyent/node/wiki/Installing-Node.js-via-package-manager to get the following instructions updated: curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup | sudo bash – sudo apt-get install nodejs Install PhoneGap sudo npm install -g phonegap sudo npm install -g cordova If some…

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Crowdin terms review for Chamilo LMS translations

As we migrate to gettext for Chamilo LMS v10, we are also looking for a platform to host our translation system (considering our current translation system does not support gettext). We will migrate most existing translations, but we were looking…

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Skype 4.2 for Linux: Unable to connect

If your Skype 4.2 for Linux is reporting an “Unable to connect” error since about the 28th of July 2014 or so… that’s because you need version 4.3. There isn’t much documentation around about this, so I’m writing this short…

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Howto install Odoo on Debian 7 64bit

This is an attempt at shortening the installation time of Odoo (OpenERP 7) on a pristine Linux Debian system. In particular, we’ll execute this procedure on a 2GB RAM VM from Digital Ocean, a recent, cheap and efficiente hosting provider….

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MySQL and MariaDB innodb_file_per_table

For those of you pushing your MySQL instances to higher levels, you’ll have realized at some point that all InnoDB tables share their indexing space into a single file (ibdata1, usually). This has several very bad outcomes: the ibdata1 file…

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Using php5-memcached to store sessions on distributed servers

This article is an extension of the previous article about storing sessions in Memcached with PHP. Using Memcached for sessions storage is generally a matter of speed (storing them in memory is faster than on disk) and of scalability (using…

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