I am Michele Beltrame, I love computer programming, Unix systems, languages, hiking in the mountains and playing the bass guitar.
This personal web site contains a blog with mainly tech-related articles, plus some extras. Most blog posts (all the tech stuff) are in English, but there's also the occasional Italian language writing.
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I wanted to name this article How to finally do away with Gmail, but such a title wouldn’t have revealed the technical content of the writing, which represents its most relevant part.
Continuing the “quick&dirty” series, here’s a solution I implemented on a server where sometimes (once a week or so) mySQL just dies.
One hosting service I have contains several domains. In order to understand which of these web sites was the most trafficked, I needed to analyze the logs a bit. There are sever Apache log analysis solutions out there, but frankly I just needed some basic information, and didn’t want a software bloated with a lot of feature 99% of which I didn’t need.
I had been an Amiga user for a long time between the end of the 80s and the beginning on the 90s: these computers were ahead of their time, and I loved them. I owned an Amiga 500 (then sold) and an Amiga 2000 (which I’m trying to repair), both featuring kickstart 1.2.
As every Flickr user knows, a year ago or so the service became subscription-based. Initially I decided to stay with them as it was an handy service, but then I found myself not using it that much. Moreover, they recently increased the monthly fee, so I opted to download the photos and store them locally.