Gifcast – easy GIF screencasting for Linux

I recently needed to record my screen and output it to a .gif file. I know it’s a weird thing to do – compared to webm video for example, gifs are way bigger in size, way lower quality and don’t have sound. So.. why? Well, mostly because in most cases GIFs are treated as images(because […]

Monitoring slow queries in MySQL

If you are in doubt that some really slow queries are taking place on your server and they put you on too much load, then use this change in the configuration file to enable logging of slow queries: The config files usually is /etc/mysql/my.cnf. Uncomment these: slow-query-log = 1 slow-query-log-file = /var/log/mysql/mysql-slow.log long_query_time = 1 […]