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How to add a new Linux user account

Adding a new user to a Linux machine is one of the simplest things to do. The useradd command works under any linux distro. You will however need to be root to add the new user via the useradd command, ...

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Remove weird special characters from your WordPress Database

A few months ago I had to restore our website from a backup, and noticed that when I did so almost all of the posts that we have done had weird special characters inside them. I started to manually edit the ...

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How to install a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack on CentOS/RHEL

What is a LAMP Stack? A LAMP stack is a group of software that you install on a server to serve your own websites. Much like how this blog is being served to you, I purchased a VPS and then ...

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Check SSL certificate from command line

To check if a SSL certificate is valid or not from a command line, simply run the following command: And it will return all of the SSL certificate information:

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Having fun with MAMP, Automator and Growlnotify on my Macbook

1) Automator I still consider myself somewhat new to the whole MacBook thing, and I discovered something that seemed kind of fun, called Automator, something that only comes with Apple products. From the Apple website: With Automator you can automate ...

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CodeIgniter URI Associative Array Parsing

When using CI (CodeIgniter), I ran into a problem that would put my entire application out of play unless fixed; I pass arrays through GET, you may ask why I would do such a thing, and I really don’t care ...

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Marking ALL Your Google Voice Mails as Read

Are you like me and never actually go into google voice to mark them as read as you do email? I just look at the email that I get in my gmail box and look at the transcription. Hardly ever ...

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Perl – Executing System Commands

Perl comes with the ability to execute commands at the OS level, on any OS you are running (Linux, Windows, Mac, etc etc) There are three options available, all are different: system – Returns an exit code of the command ...

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Perl Tips And Tricks (Part 1)

A good developer tries to use as little lines of code as possible. If theres 2 ways to do something, and one takes one line, and the other takes 3, then you typically would want to go with the one ...

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Installing Graphite on CentOS 6

This is the fastest way I have found to get Graphite installed. It is a rough tutorial but this is the fasteset way I have found to get it up and running. Install epel repo Install dependencies You can try ...

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