If you are interested in reproducing a backup scheme similar to Apple’s Time Machine on non OS X Linux/Unix machine, it is actually pretty easy to do so using a combination of rsync and cpio. You obviously won’t get the pretty space themed GUI, but you will get as many snapshots as you’d like using the same scheme used by Time Machine.
Monthly Archives:: March 2010
The following set of instructions will encapsulate your WordPress data into a dump file you can transfer to a different host (if applicable), and then update all WordPress database references to point to your new domain (including all of the images you have attached to your posts and pages).
Since Firefox 3.5 and some version of Safari/Webkit released around 2007, both Firefox and Safari have supported embedding your own fonts into webpages for quite some time. This article explains how to embed fonts, as well as how to convert fonts of various formats to the TTF and EOT formats used for font embedding.
This article details how to make CSS RGBA properties work in IE browsers. Additionally, we have found that opacity settings have some weird characteristics involving inheritance of child elements. In short, setting opacity to 1 does not undo an opacity setting set by a parent element. This article also covers using RGBA to counter this scenario.
This article details how to make this extremely useful CSS property used for managing layouts compatible in all major browsers, including Internet Explorer browsers.
The omission of a control + alt + delete GUI option in VMWare Server 2.x has been well lamented by many people on the internet. It seems like the keyboard combination for this varies depending on your keyboard layout and possibly other factors, and this is further complicated by introducing additional variables such as X11… Read more »
phpMyAdmin natively supports a global set of configuration options for all users, but with a simple hack you can change this allowing particular users the options that are most useful to them, such as default tab view, max rows per page, etc. This article details this technique.
Creating snapshots with ZFS is easy, but scheduling these as cron jobs requires a simple script to automate these commands. Here is a simple sample script you can use and customize to your liking:
If you don’t want your CodeIgniter controller to be a part of your site URLs (i.e. /sitesection rather than /main/sitesection), there are a variety of techniques for doing this. This article details these…
Solaris 10 setup cheat sheet, some miscellaneous commands and various odds and ends…