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August 2013 Archive (13 posts)

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How to Trigger a jQuery UI Accordion Click Action | The Accordion jQuery UI widget is a great way to present lots of data in a limited space through the use of collapsible panels. If your panels are fairly large, or perhaps you have a quite a few of them in the accordion, then sometimes it ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Ubuntu Server: How to Change the default SSH Port from 22 | By default the SSH daemon listens on port 22 for incoming connections, meaning that in order to harden your server installation ever so slightly, you should switch out the default port 22 to something a little more obscure. To do this is relatively easy. Simply open ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
How to Add another Sudo User Account to an Ubuntu Server | Adding a new sudo super powered user account to your Ubuntu Server is pretty simple, and more as a note to myself than anything else, here are the steps to do it. First, add the new user account through the use of the useradd command. Note ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
How to quickly install the LAMP Stack on an Ubuntu Server | If you are running an Ubuntu server then chances are pretty good that you are using it as a web server. That in turn means you probably want to run it as a LAMP stack, i.e. Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, or at least that's ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
How much RAM and what CPU do I have in my Ubuntu Server? | One way of finding out more information about your Ubuntu Server's hardware or current setup is to consult the /proc location and browse through the various system-maintained files there. For example, "cat /proc/cpuinfo" will return you information on your CPU while "cat /proc/meminfo" will give ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
CSS for Rounded Corners | This is more of a note for myself than anything else, but thanks to more modern web browsers, having rounded corners for your block-level elements like DIVs is a simple matter of adding a line or two of CSS code to your stylesheet declaration. The ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Google Spreadsheet: How To Sum on Conditional | I'm busy scripting a quick and dirty spreadsheet to keep track of Chantelle's various incomes and expenditures, and in the process adding a view as to the split between her business and personal finances. Now the sum of the expenditure and income columns is obviously easy, ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Ubuntu Terminal: How to set a User's Shell to Bash | Given an installation of Ubuntu Server (or pretty much any other Linux variant that requires you to use a terminal), changing a user's shell is thankfully pretty easy. I generally like to use bash as my shell of choice, as it gives me the most ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Ubuntu Server: How to Upgrade from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS | If you are running a corporate server that makes use of the Ubuntu linux operating system, chances are pretty high that platform stability is of the essence, and therefore you would most likely be running one of Ubuntu's Long Term Support (LTS) releases. Of course, ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Ubuntu Server: What version of Apache am I running? | The quickest way to determine what build or version of the Apache webserver you are running on your Ubuntu Server is simply to call up a terminal and run the -v switch on the apache2 command. This will output both the version as well as a ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Google Chrome: Keyboard Shortcut to Duplicate a Tab | Here is a nifty little keyboard shortcut to duplicate a tab when using Google's Chrome browser. Assuming that you are currently in the tab which you wish to clone, first press Alt+D to highlight the address bar, and the Alt+Enter to duplicate the tab. What's particularly nice ... (Software & Sites | Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Ubuntu 10.04 Server: Quick Fix if your Local DNS Resolution Fails | If your hosted environment's DNS services fail rendering your hosted Ubuntu 10.04 server unable to make connections to the outside world (maybe a cURL call to Google or Amazon is required by your system to function), a quick temporary fix is to change your environment's ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
PHP: What is the Maximum Amount of Variables in $_POST? | I came across an interesting problem the other day when a fairly large (poorly written) form seemingly wasn't being completely processed, and no one could figure out exactly why. Now we're all familiar with the post_max_size PHP configuration option which controls the maximum size of ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
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