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Speed up your Serendipity blog running on PostgreSQL

In the last days i monitored the PostgreSQL logfile on my webserver to find slow queries in the Serendipity blog software. I was hunting another bug in the "events" module so i decided it's woth the additional work and maybe i can tweak some settings to speed up the response time a bit.

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Manage Serendipity installations with Spartacus

I have to manage some Serendipity (s9y) installations. Only one of them is my personal blog, the others are customer installations, all on different servers. Apart from new serendipity versions there's also the problem with updated plugins. How can one know about available updates without opening each blog in a browser window, open administration, select "Configure Plugins" and check for new sidebar and event plugins?

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UBERWACH plugin for serendipity

Maybe you already noted the small surveillance camera in the menu list on the right side. Hopefully the icon is green, that would be good for you. If it's red your request comes from an ip-address known for being allocated by a german ministry or political party. Thats nice to know, isn't it?

More details about the icon and the project behind can be found at

If you are running a Serendipity blog and want to show this icon, i wrote a small plugin. You can get it from: Unpack the zip archive, copy the contained directory into your blog plugin directory and check the "Configure plugins" link in the admin menu. The new plugin should be available in the list for the sidebar plugins. Have fun!