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Installing CentOS 6.2 on VMware

This is a step by step tuturial for installing CentOS 6.2 64bit on VMware 7.0.1 build-227600 running on Windows 7

– downoad the iso DVD from ( need only CentOS-6.2-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso for this installation )

– Open VMware and follow the slide

Server Load for android 2.1

Server load is open source widgets for android that retrieve your current server average load and display it on a widget on your android home screen, you can add more widgets for each server. The widget will update every 30 min to display your server’s current average load. Check the php example for extracting your servers’ current load.

Program test on Galaxy s2

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Get from Android Market

Ban IP from logging in for 5 minutes after 10 failed logins

if( login_limit() )
   die( 'Your IP has been banned from logging in for the next 5 minutes' );

 * Counts login times by same IP 
 * returns true if limit reached or false if not 
function login_limit(){
    //get real IP if user behind proxy noted by Sebastian Enger
    //user still banned from login
    if( _cache( $ip . 'banned' ) )
        return true;

    //number of seconds 
    $sec = 30;
    //find ip info array in cache saved less than $sec ago
    if( ($ip_info=_cache( $ip ))  && $ip_info[0] > time()-$sec ){
        //user login 10 times during last $sec 
        if(  $ip_info[1] > 10 ){
            //ban user ip for the next 5 minutes
            _cache( $ip . 'banned', 1, 0, 60*5 );
            _cache( $ip, -1 );
            return true;
        //increase login retries +1 
        _cache( $ip, array(  $ip_info[0],   ++$ip_info[1] ), 0, $sec );
        return false;
    //add ip info to cache
    _cache( $ip, array( time(), 1 ), 0, $sec );
    return false;

function _cache( $name, $val=NULL, $ttl=false ){
	global $mcdb;
	if(empty($mcdb) ) 
		$mcdb = memcache_connect('unix:///etc/sockets/memcached.sock', 0);
	if($val === -1){
		return memcache_delete($mcdb,$name);
	}elseif( $val !== NULL ){
		return memcache_set($mcdb,$name,$val, false, $ttl);
		$retval = memcache_get($mcdb,$name);
		return  $retval ? $retval : NULL;


Convert vBulletin DB encoding to UTF-8

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these are the exact commands that worked for me

jQuery plugin : monnaTip 0.1

This the simplest tooltip jQuery plugin you can find around.

  • takes advantage of live(), mouseenter and mouseleave methods
  • tracks mouse movement
  • right and bottom viewport border tracking
  • can be applied on any element

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