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Setup A VPN Connection In Windows 7, VPN To Office With Windows 7

Setting up Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections to your office is becoming more common as work from home jobs expand. Typically the IT guy at your work should be able to provide you the necessary information needed to connect to your office securely such as IP address to connect to, username, password, and possibly domain. Once you make the VPN connection it will be as if you are working on a computer at the office so you can use things at the office such as network printers, file servers, etc.

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How To Switch Between Git Branches From The Linux CLI

If you are using Git for version control then it is likely at some point you will have a project with multiple branches of code. The benefit of this is allowing various developers to work on different projects while providing an easier way to merge the code when the developers tasks are completed. One developer may be working strictly on big fixes that could need to be checked in daily while another developer may be working on a project that may take months to complete and git provides a system to merge these code branches together. Below is a quick reference for switching between Git code branches.

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How To Tell What Version Of WordPress You Have Installed

I knew that one of my clients web sites is running an older version of WordPress. When I upgrade WordPress I like to know exactly what version is running so I can use something like WinMerge to compare every single file in the WordPress installation to verify specifically what is going to be upgraded. This is useful if you run into any problems you can attempt to only roll back specific files to see if it resolves the WordPress upgrade issue.

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GNU m4 Error: /usr/bin/m4: unrecognized option –debugfile

The m4 error noted in the title and again below is another error I received quite awhile back with very little detail in the notes. I had mentioned that I resolved the error by uninstalling the x86_64 version of m4 and installing the i386 version. After further investigation I am sure the issue was not related to being 32-bit versus 64-bit but instead related to the m4 version instead. Below I describe note the error and how to resolve the error.

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