I use Gentoo Linux and I love it however the Portage package manager can be confusing sometimes with all the USE flags and other variables which can be set. Generally the error messages are fairly accurate with instructions however today I ran across a particularly stubborn package that just would not build.
There may come a time when you need to hide some sensitive data and send it in a email. Although there are better ways to do this with GPG keys, the old hide the code in some thing else trick is still a good one. The program we will use for this is called steghide.…Details
Today I was configuring a server running Postgres, Ruby, & Litespeed. It is a fairly easy setup that I run on numerous servers and it simply takes time to go through the motions to get everything up and running. There are a ton of steps so its highly likely that I miss one along the…Details
I needed to clean up a directory on a server that included numerous directories each with numerous files inside each directory. I decided to write a quick shell script that would archive with tar and then compress with bzip2. The shell script requires you pass in a variable which could technically just be “*” to include all…Details
On a recent installation of PostgreSQL on CentOS Linux I had some issues after making some configuration changes. I have a basic template of changes I make to Postgres after initial installation and then I restart the PostgreSQL server. This time when restarting Postgres it failed as shown below.
Question Defense uses the WPtouch iPhone Theme WordPress plugin for displaying the site in a user friendly format for mobile devices. This plugin is by far the best mobile theme I have used to date. Not only is it actively developed and constantly improving but it has an amazing admin page for customizing the mobile…Details
I have multiple sites I manage that run WordPress so I try to stay up to date on all of them. If you stay on op of upgrading WordPress then most of the updates are fairly easy and don’t require changing that many files. Instead of uploading the entire set of files again it is…Details
When upgrading web applications it can make life much easier to get a list of files that have changed since the last version. This way you only have to overwrite a small number of files so if you won’t have to make all of your customizations again. The best application to use on Windows to…Details
I often use this method to reset Windows passwords to avoid using expensive proprietary tools. The tool is called chntpw and its source is available here. Most Linux security distributions will have this tool installed by default. If you do not have the tool almost every package management system will have it available.