Archive: 2014/06

Apache, mod_rewrite, The [N] Flag And An Infinite Loop

When I renamed Utterson to Newcomen, I installed some rewrite rules to make sure the old Utterson URLs redirect properly to their Newcomen counterparts.

In theory, this should have been pretty easy, mod_rewrite should allow some equivalent to Perl’s s/…/…/g for its rewrite rules. Checking the mod_rewrite documentation, the [N] flag seemed to be exactly what I was looking for.

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Old Projects Moved To Bitbucket

I shut down my old Trac based code hosting site at and moved most of the stuff to my Bitbucket account. Some projects have been updated for the release on Bitbucket (or at least got a proper README file ☺). The few projects that didn’t make it were pretty useless and/or outdated.

Check the “Projects” page here at for an overview. There you will also find a short description of every project, something missing from the new Bitbucket profile page.

Update: Please use the repositories at Gitlab from now on.