We have a memory leak in our PHP software.

Now I'm going to find this memory leak. I've not that much experience but hopefully I'll come to an result today …

Sure this has to happen on the release day …

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Bad start today.

Some process consumed all my memory, twice. Needed to turn off my laptop.

Wondering which process. Now my htop is sticky to provide the info before the system is hanging.

It is really sad that we have to waste CPU time blocking these user-hostile JavaScript scripts, but that's the web I guess

Recommendations for photo management/organizer program for Linux? I have albums that I've downloaded from Google Photos, Ever, old Picasa albums and from other sources. Looking for something that can remove any duplicates and organize them into albums. Any suggestions?

We need your help to make @openstreetmap more Free and Open Source! Join the OSMF FOSS policy committee and help us to identify our tools and support the community to be open.

Connect on IRC (#osm-foss@oftc.net) or write us to foss@osmfoundation.org

Everybody is welcome!

Did my very first screen recording video. I've used ffmpeg and audacity.it was fun but a lot more work then I've thought.

Still I think to create further smaller videos about 5-15 min about PHP, web and TYPO3.

Any recommendations about creating those videos? I'll try to add subtitles, two audio tracks (English and German) and publish them on my page, as well as peer.tube and YouTube.com.

Does anyone know how to create text out of the audio track? For subtitles and text on website?

Which part of web development is the worst?

"Google dedicates almost half of the first page of results to its own products"

Impressive study and website! The average publisher is full of advertising, CTAs and several MBs of external scripts. This one is simple, fast to load and clean 👍


A thing I wish more people in IT would understand:

The fact that browsers come with their own lists of trusted root CAs and the poor UX around managing CA trust is a big problem because it centralizes that trust.

It means that in practice who you trust on the web is decided by your browser vendor – it means that for the majority of humanity #Google gets to decide who is trustworthy and who isn't.

Keyoxide: "A modern, secure and privacy-friendly platform to establish your decentralized online identity"

Klingt spannend. Demnächst werde ich da mal tiefer einsteigen und berichten.


Great alternatives to Google Maps that use #OpenStreetMap data:

- Qwant Maps: website, has directions. Highlights the fact that data is from #OSM, providing links to view and edit the data.
- F4map: website, 3D views of cities.
- MAPS.ME: mobile apps with a neat vector renderer. Minimalist. Works offline. More obviously profit-oriented.
- OsmAnd: mobile apps with lots of features. Offline too. (Too?) many customisations and options available.

Did you know that #GDPR allows sites not to announce the use of "essential" cookies? Meaning those your site uses for itself, to keep the user logged in for example.

So when Internet commerce started to slap those stupid "we use cookies" banners on every site they used the more generic word "cookies" to avoid saying outright that their sites use *ad trackers*.

Long story short, if you don't sell your user data, you don't have to present stupid disclaimers.

If you're publishing an article on #javascript #performance #optimization, please do add references, benchmarks, and sources? Otherwise we can't but assume you're just a content farm regurgitating hype and don't know what you're talking about. #protip

(This is not limited to javascript by the way. Other fields suffer from similar low-quality publications.)

dijo, a terminal based habit tracker


The author says its design was directly inspired by #ORCA

Have a MacBook Air from 2012 with OSX 10.12 "Sierra" lying around. I already tried to get a newer OSX, but couldn't find any updates. The HW is still fine (including the battery, which is quite impressive). Wouldn't mind installing some Linux distro if well supported. Any recommendations?

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