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php

The Perfect PHP Environment Setup

Since I recently moved back into PHP, I have found that with the new OOP structure called for a little bit more than what my usual ViM editor could do. After working a lot with 3D in the past year, my main system is a Windows 7 custom built system, so needless to say, setting …

linux

Postfix Too Many Hops with Spamassassin

I’ve noticed a lot of people have had an issue with the Postfix “Too Many Hops” error. I ran into the same issue, with my Postfix Spamassassin setup. Postfix is a beast, and tweaking is often needed to keep it working smooth.

linux

Mysql Backup and Restore

After getting MySQL up and running, you may want to start backing it up. I’ll briefly talk about backing up and restoring your MySQL databases.

openbsd

SSH Keys – SSH Without a Password

Even though this isn’t anything new it’s always good to know how to create SSH Keys for remote logins, and also have a reference in case you forget how to set it up. I use it with the utmost sense of security. I will use it for scheduled backups, and the keys always hidden, with …

freebsd

PostGreSQL Jail in FreeBSD 7.0

Since the release of FreeBSD 7.0 many things have been changed to allow PostGres to run better than any other database under FreeBSD. To take advantage of this, I’ll show how to setup a PostGreSQL jail in FreeBSD. Of course, the same method is used to install on your main system as well.

openbsd

OpenBSD ALTQ

When I took in a roommate, and then started using a VoIP service, I learned that even with a decent home broadband solution, it wasn’t enough for my network. Many nights I would spend time trying to talk to someone via VoIP and realize the connection was interrupted. Other nights I would notice a strong …

freebsd

FreeBSD 7 Jails (Revised)

Finally, with the release of FreeBSD 7.0, here’s the updated version of the usual jail tutorial tailored to FreeBSD 7.0. Enjoy!

apple

OSX BootCamp and Windows

Like any other gamer, after switching all my computers to Apples, I had an itch to play some of games in my free time. With that in mind, I instantly setup OSX BootCamp on my iMac with my Leopard discs in hand, ready to install drivers. While it wasn’t that complicated, there were a few …

apple

OSX Color Terminal

Since Apple released their latest release of MacOS X, changing the Terminal application’s colors have once again become a pain. Even with the previous release, you could drag and drop colors from the color swatch to the color you wanted to change. This feature has thus been removed in Leopard. Thanks to Ciarán Walsh, of …

php

PHP Date Drop-Down Menu Function

If you have ever had to deal with long hours coding large drop-down menus for various different reasons, then you know finding a better solution isn’t far after those first 20 lines. When programming a scheduling application last year, I realized that I didn’t want to rely on an employee to know the date format …