For some reason my attempts at creating an Ubuntu USB drive using UNetbootin were failing me, I was seeing error messages about being unable to find the operating system at boot time while booting off of my USB drive. The following is what I did to address this issue Read more »
With the first round of invitation emails sent, Ezdeebee Beta is officially underway! We look forward to hearing back from these users, and will be extending invites to the next batch of users shortly…
The “Handy Command-line Video and Audio Conversion Commands” article has been updated to include the ffmpeg command and arguments needed to create baseline videos recommended by mobile devices and, I believe, required for at least some Android devices.
We struggled a fair bit to figure out what was needed to get video to play on Android 2.3, but as it turns out, while the command listed on this page for creating baseline videos yields playable files in some cases, this seems inconsistent. Judging by a number of reports it appears that Android 2.3 is just mired in video compatibility issues that few can fully address and account for in some coherent manner, so some sort of banner warning about these compatibility issues might be a good idea. Video support in 4.x seems much better, for now video issues in 2.3 appear to be unresolvable. I’m unsure if hypothetically even if video compatibility in 2.3 was flawless whether video playback would be consistent without random stuttering and/or serious battery life drain. General Android performance seems to be an issue addressed most recently in the 4.x series.
Creating baseline versions of your videos seems to be an idea commonly recommended, if nothing more because they are more bandwidth and resource friendly.
Some useful performance optimization tips for optimizing Apache, PHP FPM, and APC for Amazon EC2. In this case the configuration examples are the settings that work best for our Small instances, but certainly these concepts will apply to other instance types as well.
Unless you are a pretty experienced Git user, updating your yui3-gallery fork for a new Yahoo CDN pull request can be tricky. Here is one way you can do this, the following steps assume that you have defined the official yui3-gallery Git repository as a remote source in your repository entitled “upstream”…
If you wish to retrieve your Akismet key from your WordPress database directly via MySQL you can do so as follows:
mysql> use [your WordPress database];
mysql> select option_value from wp_options where option_name = 'wordpress_api_key';
Since so much software is tracked using a Git repository on Github using public repositories, this can make for a very useful software update mechanism. Read more »
A quick list of commands for audio/video conversion on the command line Read more »
If you are interested in switching from FreeBSD to Linux, you will need to come up with a plan for migrating your user accounts to Linux. Here are some tips, some things to consider, and a tutorial outlining one way to go about this.