December 27, 2009 | HowTo, Linux/Unix, Power User

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Some reasons you might want to lowercase your filenames include: 1. Most webservers are case-sensitive. Because of this, most websites stick to the rule of having all files in a single case, namely lower. 2. If you’re using the command line to manipulate files, it’s easier when all the files are lower case. It’s a [...]

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December 25, 2009 | Power User

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You can avoid the annoyance of typing in your password every time you want to log in to your webserver (or other computer) by using public keys with SSH. What Is SSH? SSH is the Secure Shell protocol, which is a way for two computers to talk to one another without anybody being able to [...]

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November 21, 2009 | Linux/Unix, Power User

I talked yesterday on how RedHat made a change to Fedora 12 to allow normal users to install any piece of (signed) software from the Fedora repositories without a root password. Slashdot reports that RedHat reversed the policy after an onslaught of community criticism. Owen Taylor (longtime employee of RedHat) made what seems to me [...]

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November 19, 2009 | Linux/Unix, Power User, Rants

The latest version of RedHat’s Fedora Linux distribution features the ability for users to install software packages without having root privileges. On the one hand, RedHat employees are saying this is only due changes upstream from PolicyKit, but on the other hand, those same employees defended the decision saying that turning off this ability requires [...]

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May 31, 2009 | Blogging, Power User, Software and Downloads

Dreamhost recently (within the last few months) released a remote API to manipulate accounts and get account information. They’re holding a contest for the best apps using the API. Digitivity.org presents Dreamvue, the Desktop Dreamhost Management App. Click the picture for more info.

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September 8, 2008 | HowTo, Power User

Sometimes, a video’s audio isn’t synchronized with video for some reason or another. To sync audio and video on the fly in VLC: In VLC 0.9.4: press Ctrl+k to increase delay, and Ctrl+l to decrease delay. In VLC 0.8.6: press k to increase delay, and j to decrease delay. That’s without holding Ctrl. If you [...]

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July 10, 2008 | Blogging, Developer, Power User

If your blog is the main point of focus for your website, you probably want to it serve your pages when a user hits the root of your website, such as: http://example.com/ But, for the sake of keeping your root directory organized on your webserver, you might not want to install WordPress in that directory. [...]

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July 7, 2008 | HowTo, Power User

Even though Flash FLV movies have become something of an Internet standard, some sites persist in presenting movies in Quicktime format. Here’s how to view them if you have trouble playing them in your browser. Reasons Quicktime movies might not play in your browser might include: You don’t have the latest Quicktime plugin installed. You [...]

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