Category: Howto

Simple DIY: Start Your Own Blog

This is the first of two articles on how to set up a personal blog quickly and easily. This method employs Google’s Blogspot service, which is free to start up and is EXTREMELY simple for beginners. Blogspot is also very versatile, and is used by some very spiffy bloggers....
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quicker way to p2v on desktops

I’ve been seeing an increasing number of PCs come into the shop that have needed to undergo the p2v process for one reason or another: maybe their computer died right before payroll had to run, or maybe they lost the installation disks to that application they just can’t live...
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How to Restore GRUB after Installing Windows on a Multi-Boot System

I use Ubuntu, and often bonk up my GRUB after reloading Windows.   It’s easy to fix.  here’s what works on my partition layout… your mileage may vary sudo grub grub> root (hd0,2) grub> setup (hd0) Checking if “/boot/grub/stage1” exists… yes Checking if “/boot/grub/stage2” exists… yes Checking if “/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5” exists…...
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PHP Function to List States and Preselect the Present Value

(actually written sunday but i had other more important things on my blog so i figured i’d stuff this one lower in the list for the search engines) Here’s the issue:  You have a lot of database fields that record one of the 50 United States of America.  You...
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virtual lab

tonight i’m at the kitchen table doing virtual labs on my laptop while kenzie paints the ceiling in the living room. now before you call me an awful brute, it was her wish and idea to paint, and has requested no help from me. i’m sure she’d not turn...
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windirstat

windirstat, from PortableApps.com has helped me on more than one occasion. it scans any drive or drives and helps you find what’s taking up space on your windows volumes. real handy when you’ve got a server on the brink of crashing due to disk space http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/windirstat_portable...
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getlibs

on linux, you often run into situations where you don’t have something you need, but you don’t know what it is you’re missing, let alone where to get it enter getlibs syntax: getlibs [pathtobinary] http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=692590 getlibs is here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=474790...
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