ZF2 – Sharing and reusing DB connection for dummies

(Post has been updated after comment from Flamur on a unneccessary code in Module/Module.php) While we were used to pass the DB-Connection to a Register or later this practice was improved by retrieving it from the Bootstrap in Zend Framework...

/ July 20, 2012

Little countries, big domains

Browsing through .al domains, I realized that the .al domains are being registered from almost every big corporation. Google (.com.al), Microsoft (.com.al), Facebook, Twitter, Ebay and a bunch of other companies own at least one .al domain. Some of them...

/ April 18, 2012

Tirana Startup Weekend

Nese po lexoni kete lajm, qofte nga nje lidhje e Twitter, Facebook apo direkt tek faqja e internetit, atehere duhet patjeter te regjistroheni tek Tirana Startup Weekend 2012. Nuk ka rendesi profesioni juaj, nuk ka rendesi ne jeni akoma student...

/ April 16, 2012


While it looks that all the development tools dealing with RDF and SPARQL are pretty much Java Oriented, there are also some nice libraries and tools that can help any ‘PHP lover’ easily test and start working with simple RDF...

/ March 28, 2012

OpenDNS vs. Google DNS vs. Norton DNS

There are a few posts around the internet aiming to push users to change their DNS for faster internet experience. Although this might be true in very (very) few cases, I believe the closest DNS server to you, are the...

/ March 26, 2012

Crazy sales on "Social" domains

There are still those thinking that domains are being overestimated. And yet another domain sale that hits the record. Social.org was sold for 228,600$ on NameJet. This may be considered a big sale, but it is still less then 10% ...

/ March 25, 2012

.al domain hacks

A few months ago the domain soci.al was sold for 50K$ and I was wondering wethere there are any good .al domain hacks still available for registration. I know there are people looking for lists of domain hacks.

/ December 30, 2011

SQL vs noSQL

There is an interesting discussion around on wether we should stick by the old Relational Databases or go with the new hype of noSQL. noSQL looks very interesting in the fact that it does not use as much resources as...

/ September 8, 2010

Official whois .al domain

Apparently AKEP is working for an official whois for the .al domains. By navigating at www.nic.al/whois the visitors can see a whois form which contains a very small amount of domains from the .al zone. There appears to be a...

/ September 7, 2010

Information Management and Information Retrieval Modules

I was given a chance to co-author (with Prof. Dr. D. Doherr) an article for the scientific journal “Praxis der Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation”. The article describes some innovations in the Humbold Digital Library Project in the field of Information Retrieval...

/ November 11, 2009