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May 2014 Archive (20 posts)

How to Password Protect Your WordPress Site | Sometimes it is quite useful to password protect your whole wordpress website. Maybe it contains sensitive information meant only for your team, or perhaps as a designer you don't want to hand over the site to the client before payment, but you do need to ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Moving WordPress: Database Search and Replace Script | If you've ever moved a WordPress site to a different domain then you know it is somewhat of a headache. First you copy over all of the files, then you create a database sql dump of your existing database and import it into the new ... (Software & Sites)
Why is WordPress asking for My FTP Details? (Ubuntu) | I had an instance where every time I tried to add either a theme or plugin to my fresh WordPress install, WordPress would respond with something along the lines of "To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server", followed by a ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
WordPress: .htaccess Permalinks not Working (Ubuntu) | If your freshly installed WordPress site is throwing standard 404 errors (the Apache default look and feel 404 pages mind you) instead of showing your content when accessing via permalinks, then chances are pretty pretty high that either a) WordPress can't write to your .htaccess ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Throw Up... Meet Face | Ugh, well that was pretty gross. We'd just dressed up little Emily in her super cuddly and cute brown teddy bear suit, and while Chantelle was getting herself ready to head out with Em, I sat down with the little teddy bear for a quick ... (Emily)
Jessica the Ballerina | So now we have a ballerina in the family. On the insistence of Mom (a passionate ballerina in her youth), and with their help, Jessica is now excitedly twirling around the house on her tippy toes, arms outstretched in the air, overjoyed by the fact ... (Jessica)
Emily fails to help me Pack Away Washing | As it turns out, Emily is rather useless when it comes to helping me pack away the kids' washing. I put her down on the bed, throw out the washing, go pack a few pairs of pants away in Jessica's cupboard, and on my return ... (Emily)
How to take screenshots on the Huawei Ascend P6? | I've had my Huawei Ascend P6 (on a well priced Vodacom contract) for more than just a couple of months now, and I have to say, this definitely was one of my better choices when it came to selecting a follow up phone for my ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Ubuntu Server Uptime? | It is often quite useful to know just exactly how long your Ubuntu server has been up and running since its last shutdown or reboot. As it turns out, grabbing this data is pretty trivial: just make use of the uptime command! From the manual: uptime ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
St Elmos Pizza Disappointment (Tyger Manor) | Disappointing, St Elmos Pizza Tyger Manor. Disappointing. We don't normally eat pizza and invariably when we do, it is home made pizza because quite frankly that just always seems to be the ultimate best (not the cheapest option though mind you). However, we have on more ... (My Life)
Ubuntu Server: Nano: Go to End of the File | I use GNU nano as my default text editor when working on my Ubuntu Server installs, primarily for its relative ease of use (well, at least compared to VIM that is). I often encounter files (particularly log files) which contain a ridiculous number of lines ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
XBOX Games with Gold is finally Heating Up! | Finally. I like Microsoft's Games with Gold initiative which rewards XBOX Live members with two free games every month. It certainly introduced me to a number of titles I might not otherwise have tried, and it definitely laid the groundwork for further digital game purchases ... (Games Notes)
Can you park a BMW without looking out of the Window? | Intrepid reporter Ciro De Siena is back at it once again, this time putting the new BMW 4-Series advanced parking sensors to the test. The question being answered? Well, can you park a BMW 4-Series without looking out of the window? (Nothing that can't be tested ... (Partner Content)
Fix: Ubuntu Server Time is Wrong | One of our clients noted that audits he was doing via our Kinetica feedback system was reflecting timestamps that didn't quite match up with the current date/time - and when it comes to clock accuracy he should know, he works at Manchester Airport! So I quickly ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
South Africa National Elections 2014 | So the day of national voting has come and gone again, and as per usual (I haven't missed a vote, national, provincial or municipal since I first became eligible), May 7th saw me join the throng of people gathering outside of Gordon's Bay Primary School ... (My Life)
Shungu Namutitima International Film Festival 2014 | A project of Vilole Images Productions, Shungu Namutitima (Smoke That Thunders) International Film Festival of Zambia (SHUNAFFoZ) was founded to pursue a focused vision of contributing to the development of the Zambian film industry and on the premise of contributing towards empowering individuals to the ... (Partner Content)
VMware Ubuntu Server: How to re-install VMware Tools | Because I get asked to this quite often for a couple of Ubuntu Server instances we run on a VMware VMSphere Server, I thought it worth jotting down the process in these pages for quick referral. First though: VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Packt celebrates International Day Against DRM, May 6th | Packt Publishing firmly believes that you should be able to read and interact with your content when you want, where you want, and how you want - to that end they have been advocates of DRM-free content since their very first eBook was published back ... (Partner Content)
A Handful of Keys at The Boardwalk | Just in case you were looking to head down to Port Elizabeth for a bit of rest and relaxation in May, here's yet another reason to pop in for a stay at the always entertaining The Boardwalk, one of Sun International's many Casino and World ... (Partner Content)
20 Hilarious Condom Slogans | There are so many different slogans when it comes to condoms. Some of them corny, some are catchy, some are clever, some are quite rude, and others just leave you in a rather awkward situation if the wrong person overhears it. We have come up with ... (Partner Content)
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