Convert Fonts to TTF and EOT Formats For CSS Font Embedding

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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.

Making CSS RGBA Work in All Browsers

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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.

phpMyAdmin and Individual User Configs

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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.

X7SB3-F Supermicro Motherboards and HDD Detection

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The X7SB3-F ships by default with the LSI controller’s 8 SAS/SCSI ports managed by the LSI firmware, which includes setup and presentation of this RAID array. Without initializing your RAID array by slipping into the management software at boot time, your individual drives will not be detected by OSes such as Solaris, Ubuntu, etc.