CSS 3 dash

January 9th, 2011

This is a test I wanted to make, using the css3 rotate() transformation.

I’m really happy with the initial result.

This script is using the following css declarations:

-moz-transform: rotate(Xdeg);
-webkit-transform: rotate(Xdeg);
transform: rotate(Xdeg);

(replace X with the proper degrees you want to rotate)

I’ve tested this on FF 3.5, Safari 4, and Chrome 6 and they all seem to be handling it pretty good.

I’d love to hear comments and suggestions about this.


Number & Letter map marker icons

November 24th, 2010

lwt map marker icons with number and alphabet letters

This collection contains custom map marker icons tagged with all English letters (A-Z) and number 0-99.

Have fun using it and let me know if anything interesting comes up.

Download (13.5 MB, zip)

Creative Commons LicenselwtMapIcons by Vassilis Dourdounis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Greece License.

memcached telnet commands

September 19th, 2010

You can access and control your memcached installation, using simple telnet commands. Use ps -ef to determine on which port and ip you memcached server is running and connect to it:

telnet localhost 11211

The list of commands is as follows:

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Faking a very fast DNS change and propagation

August 24th, 2010

So you need to transfer high traffic, dynamic site with the minimum possible amount of down time.

Just reducing the DNS TTL’s won’t always work as expected, as many providers have been reported to ignore the TTL values.

So, instead of just changing the TTL to a small value and pray, there is a small hack you can apply to this particular situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Setup and configure memcached on a linux PHP webserver

August 23rd, 2010

This is my short tutorial of how to set up, use and monitor memcached on a PHP web server.

My webserver is a CentOS 5 webserver with cPanel. Read the rest of this entry »

Google public data explorer

March 10th, 2010

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Introducing jQuery Blinds

March 7th, 2010

Old idea, new implementation really.

I’ve ported my javascript slideshow to jQuery and this is what came about:

jQuery Blinds


Japanese smilies ッ

March 6th, 2010

I’ve bumped into this a few times recently so I got interested.

They are actually Japanese letters.

It’s a katakana syllabogram, pronounced “tsu”

There’s also this:

This one’s called “she”

Besides their obvious contribution to the Japanese language, they are pretty awesome alternative smilies.

Letters & numbers Map Icons

March 1st, 2010

I have been fooling around with photoshop scripting today and I tried creating something practical as an exercise.

So this turned out:

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Useful tips for a new WordPress Setup

February 13th, 2010

This being the first time I really looked in to WordPress, i wish I’d found this earlier.

Blog Setup: 40 Practical Tips

It’s a very useful resource and I’m still checking out some of it’s recommendations.