Hi, I’m Manu, a biking web developer. I’ve been writing on here since June 2002 about a bunch of different topics. My favorite posts are tagged with ✪.

Why “plothole.net”? As defined on wikipedia,

a plot hole, plothole or plot error is a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story’s plot. Such inconsistencies include such things as illogical or impossible events, and statements or events that contradict earlier events in the storyline.

This definition suits my life pretty well.

Thanks for reading!

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for those of you who have noticed the unavailability of my blog these couple of days (actually it was available under another url… ), here the reason. i wanted to change my blog system from a full custom to an opensource solution (plog) for reasons such as : lazyness, automatic thumbnail generation, private blogs, etc.

BUT the multi-language options in plog are very badly written. in fact, it requires too much memory. php limits the memory allocation for each script to a certain amount of MBs (specified in php.ini). it is sometimes possible to override this value in the script itself by adding an ini_set(… ) command, OR by adding a .haccess in the directory where the script is run, containing the line “php_value memory_limit 8M” for example. BUT it doesn’t work at my provider/host’s server! here’s me emailing them :


j’ai le problème suivant :

je souhaite utliser pLog (http://www.plogworld.org/) comme moteur de blog sur mon compte free.fr . Après installation des BD et des fichiers, lors de l’accès au site, le serveur Apache me répond : “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 5242880 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 221 bytes)”, ce qui, après m’être documenté un peu, vient du fait que certains scripts de pLog ont besoin de plus de 5MB pour tourner. En effet, en exécutant phpinfo() sur mon site, les propriétés me disent que : “memory_limit 5M”. En me documentant un peu plus encore, j’ai vu qu’il devrait être possible d’exéder cette limite en plaçant un .htaccess contenant “php_value memory_limit 8M” (par ex.) dans le bon répertoire. Cependant, votre config d’Apache semble ne pas aimer les .htaccess, puisque le serveur répond : “The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.”

Que puis-je faire? Merci de votre aide.


and them answering :

Monsieur HITZ


Si votre script PHP consomme trop de memoire , c’est a vous de l’optimiser en consequence par rapport a nos restrictions :


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