Clean URLs in Drupal: Apache rewrite module

After I installed different virtual hosts on my local Apache server, I noticed that my blog site (Bruno Lowagie's Online Gazette) didn't work because I had enable clean URLs on my public webserver, but this wasn't possible on my local machine. I had to apply some extra, minor changes to the httpd.conf file. This is what was needed:

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Configuring virtual hosts on different ports for your Apache server

A couple of days ago, I explained how I installed Apache, mySql and PHP on my new portable. I use this local installation to develop different sites (one of them being itextpdf.com). I put the HTML, CSS and PHP files of these sites in different directories under C:/WWW/. This is how I tell Apache how to serve these different sites using different ports on the localhost.

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Setting up my Android development environment

I've installed the newest Eclipse version (Helios) a couple of weeks ago, but apparently I need an old version because the System Requirements warn me that "There are known issues with the ADT plugin running with Eclipse 3.6. Please stay on 3.5 until further notice."

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Installing Apache, PHP, MySql and phpMyAdmin

I've been installing the WAMP stack (Windows, Apache, mySql and PHP) many, many times now, and with every try I do something wrong. Maybe it's time to write a page for further reference so that I have a checklist for the next time I need to do this.

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iText in Action at Devoxx — review at RedLab.be

I've found a first review of my Devoxx presentation at RedLab.be.

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The Royal Library of Belgium

I almost broke the law without knowing there even was a law.

A couple of weeks ago, I tweeted about the first "iText in Action" review on Amazon:

@bruno1970 5 Nov
Does Belgium know that "Bruno Lowagie is a Belgian National Treasure!" http://tinyurl.com/iia-amazon

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Interview at Devoxx

On Tuesday I met Geertjan Wielenga. Geertjan interviewed me for an article on DZone:

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iText in Action at Devoxx

The second edition of iText in Action was released on October 28, and presented to the public at Devoxx on November 15.

This is me in Action:

The location was overwhelming. I'm not a tall guy, but I felt really small in front of this big screen:

If you've missed Devoxx, no problem, I hope to see you all at another event soon!

Book sales "iText in Action" second edition

It's too early to publish exact book sales the way I did for the first edition. I have to wait a couple of months for my first Royalty reports and payments. I also think it's too early to see iText in Action in the Top 10 of Retail Bestsellers, but I have some Bestsellers lists regarding the on-line sales:

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Behind the scenes (literally) at Devoxx

In Latin, we would call this a contradiction in terminis, but this is the WiFi at Devoxx:


And this is how all the talks and presentations are recorded for parleys.com:

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Google+

See also Bruno's profile on Google+