PowerShell: Introduction

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PowerShell is a new command shell from Microsoft, based on the Win32 console. It is a command prompt and scripting environment and it can even be both at the same time. To be more precise, Windows PowerShell is Microsoft’s task automation framework, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on top of, […]

Mac OS X: Symbolic Links

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If you’ve ever made an Alias to a file in classic Mac OS, or a Shortcut to a file in Windows, you will easily be able to understand the UNIX equivalent (where aliases and shortcuts came from in the first place), called a Symbolic Link. The easiest definition to understand is directly from the man […]

Mac OS X: iSync on Lion

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iSync has been removed presumably because it has been one of the “low usage” applications on the platform. iTunes is the centre of most of the Mac based synchronisation these days, along with MobileMe for the cloud side of things. However, iSync has been a key feature of the OS for users still carrying non-iOS […]

Submit a Form Using PHP and cURL

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There are situations when you want to send data using POST to a URL, either local or remote. Why would you want to do this? Probably you want to submit data to an opt-in form, but without taking a valuable visitor away from your site. Or maybe you want to send data to several applications […]

LAMP Howto: Fedora 13

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This is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you. Please read LAMP Howto article first. Requirements To install such a system you will need the […]

LAMP Howto: Debian 5

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This is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you. Please read LAMP Howto article first. Requirements To install such a system you will need the […]

LAMP Howto

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LAMP is an acronym for a solution stack of free, open source software, originally coined from the first letters of Linux (operating system), Apache HTTP Server, MySQL (database software), and PHP, Python or Perl (scripting language), principal components to build a viable general purpose web server. The precise combination of software included in a LAMP […]

Resizable Cell Background Image with PHP

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Putting dynamic content inside a table cell can be challenging sometimes, especially if the content is a picture of unknown size and it is required by design to put a custom cell background to fit the picture, like a frame (as displayed on Picture 1 and Picture 2). All parameters (picture size, cell size and […]

Lorem Ipsum

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In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum is the name given to commonly used placeholder text (filler text) to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document or visual presentation, such as font, typography, and layout. The lorem ipsum text, which is typically a nonsensical list of semi-Latin words, is an edited version of a Latin […]