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GIT – How to merge specific files from another branch

Monday, September 3, 2012 16:41 No Comments

Using GIT you can merge specific files from another branch using the ‘checkout’ command. After you checkout the files do a commit on the current branch. Example: $ git checkout anotherBranchName  path/to/file.etx    path/to/file2.ext     path/to/file3.ext $git commit -m “Merged files from anotherBranchName”

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Digital photographic mosaics using AndreaMosaic

Thursday, August 30, 2012 0:03 No Comments

Using Andrea Mosaic you can create interesting digital photography mosaics. A photo mosaic is an image composed of many tiled photos. AndreaMosaic is free to download. Visit the page at:

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M-AUDIO Fast Track Ultra not recognized. Problem identified.

Monday, August 27, 2012 18:11 No Comments

A number of M-AUDIO Fast Track Ultra devices has a problem of not being recognized by the operating system or losing connectivity after system restart. M-AUDIO has identified the problem, and it is a technical one which requires the device to go into repair. If the 6th digital is the letter “F”, there is a [...]

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Linux server – Change default timezone

Monday, August 6, 2012 12:45 No Comments

Changing the timezone on a Ubuntu/Debian server can be done using the following command: su dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

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Use GMail to send emails through the Linux consolse

Saturday, July 28, 2012 10:09 No Comments

If you need to be able to send simple, one user account emails from a Linux server which has no mail server configured then this is for you. Additionally you can use GMail to send messages from. Install software: # apt-get update # apt-get install ssmtp Edit configuration file: #nano /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf AuthPass=gmailpassword FromLineOverride=YES [...]

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VirtualBox – Disable Date and Time synchronization for a VirtualBox Guest system

Thursday, April 26, 2012 16:24 No Comments

The following command will disable the date/time synchronization for a Guest operating system. Assuming the host is running Windows OS. Open the command prompt. (Run -> cmd) Enter command: C:\Users\User>”c:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe” setextradata ENTER_MACHINE_NAME_HERE “VBoxInternal/Devices/VMMDev/0/Config/GetHostTimeDisabled” “1″ * Replace ENTER_MACHINE_NAME_HERE with Guest system name * This command will add an extra line to the “C:\Users\User\VirtualBox VMs\MACHINE_NAME\MACHINE_NAME.vbox” file. [...]

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MySQL InnoDB table truncate fails because of foreign keys

Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:51 No Comments

If trying to truncate MySQL InnoDB tables and you are getting an error because of foreign keys constraints try disabling the foreign keys checks. SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS = 0; .. TRUNCATE tableName; TRUNCATE tableName2; .. SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS = 1;

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MediaWiki – List all namespaces and their ID numbers

Friday, March 23, 2012 13:13 No Comments

To list all available namespaces and their ID numbers in MediaWiki you have to query MediaWiki’s api. Simpy open the following address in your browser: http://www.mywebsite.tld/mediawiki_installation/api.php?action=query&meta=siteinfo&siprop=namespaces *replacing http://www.mywebsite.tld/mediawiki_installation with the path to your MediaWiki page. This will return a XML representation of Namespaces data.

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Linux Ubuntu – User not in the sudoers file

Friday, March 23, 2012 10:51 No Comments

If your user is not in the sudoers file you won’t be able to do any root tasks. To fix this: 1. Boot into the recovery mode and load the root console. (Hold left shift on boot to show the Grub loader) 2. To make the file system writable execute: mount -o remount,rw / 3. [...]

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WordPress Custom post type and pagination problem – Error 404

Sunday, December 11, 2011 0:26 No Comments

1.5hour of pure frustration. After registering a custom post type, slug “news”, and creating a page “news” to display the latest posts the pagination just wouldn’t work. I was always getting a 404 error. Setting the permalinks to default and back to the old setting solved the problem. $paged = (get_query_var(‘paged’)) ? get_query_var(‘paged’) : 1; [...]

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