Monthly Archives: December 2010

LCD TVs and Motion Blur

I don’t normally blog about stuff other than software development, but I admit I spend way too much time reading about all sorts of other consumer electronics stuff, spending too much time reading sites like Gizmodo and Engadget. Religious discussion … Continue reading

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Enabling mod_rewrite on Apache

To enable the mod_rewrite module:

To enable for  specific <Directory> entry:

To specify a rewrite pattern:

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Vi commands

Movement h left l right j  down k up 1G 1st line G last line H top of screen L bottom of screen

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Joomla Tags for Joomla

Plugin to tag articles and show tag clouds - info here.

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Installing Xmap for Joomla

Xmap is a site map plugin for Joomla that generates maps of your sites content and articles. Joomla tags uses Xmap to generate a tag cloud page of all availabe tags. Installation instructions are here. The downloaded zip contains two other … Continue reading

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Joomla Tutorials

http://www.joomlatutorials.com/ http://myjoomlacast.com/joomla_1_5x/

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Configuring jSeblod CCK Subcategories

jSeblod CCK adds support for Categories and Subcategories in Joomla, a feature which is not supported in base Joomla. For further information see here.

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Enabling SMART monitoring for your harddrives

Install: sudo apt-get install smartmontools List SMART status, whether enabled: sudo smartctl -i /dev/sda (change drive device here) Run test for a drive: smartctl -t long /dev/sda You can view a drive’s test statistics by typing: smartctl -l selftest /dev/sda … Continue reading

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Listing hardware devices

cat /var/log/dmesg|more

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Securing a directory on Apache with Digest Authentication

sudo htdigest -c /var/www/dirname/.htpasswd realmname username

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