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Changing vmail user passwords in mysql with phpMyAdmin

Mar 6th, 2013 | By

So I had a bit of a head scratcher with this one today as I’m used to changing passwords in wordpress by going into the user’s table and typing the password in the value box and choosing md5 in the function dropdown window seroquel medicine.  Well that just ended up in disaster for vmail. It
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Batch renaming files in Sequential order with Bash(in windows)

Mar 4th, 2013 | By

So let’s say you save 50 related files from the internets and they are all uselessly named like ksaljf23_13.jpg , etc etc and you want them to be sequentially named something relevant like videoGame_01.jpg videoGame_02.jpg oxycontin.  How can you go and batch rename them all with a quick and dirty script? Well in linux it’s
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How to Batch convert multiple images into a single PDF in windows 7(for Free)

Feb 27th, 2013 | By

So in linux this is a simple matter of using imagemagick to run a command like this: #convert *.jpg myPDF.pdf Unfortunately windows is another matter for most people, although ImageMagick is available for windows so I’ll link to that at the bottom.  But my guess is that if you are a Windows user you are
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How to record a timelapse video of yourself painting or modeling or doing anything for that matter

Feb 20th, 2013 | By

Probably one of the best ways to share your technique with others to help them improve or to get their advice on how you can improve.  There’s an excellent tutorial here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-cool-timelapse-videos-chronolapse/ About what to use and how to use it.  30-60 second intervals seem to work well  



2 Quick and Easy ways to speed up your thunderbird experience

Feb 19th, 2013 | By

So if you are like me you have a thunderbird profile that is 2-5 years old and is 2 – 10GB in size.. As you can imagine with all things to do with computers this can lead to a lot of buildup of junk and cause general slow downs.  For me it was almost unbearable
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How to get Excel 2013 to replace –> with an arrow sign like →

Feb 18th, 2013 | By

Another cool little thing that libreoffice does which Microsoft overlooked and that is replacing the double dash less-than sign with an actual arrow, because what else would that mean?  I imagine MS Office is just too professional that no one would be making little symbols like but adding this little touch to MS Office makes
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How to insert blank rows/columns in Excel when you have something in your clipboard

Feb 15th, 2013 | By

Yet another little thin that Libreoffice has which M$ Office is lacking.  If you go into one spreadsheet and copy a bunch of cells you completely loose the ability to insert blank rows or columns.  It is instead replaced by ‘insert copied cells or rows or columsn or whatever’.  Insanely stupid and insanely annoying but
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How to run Multiple Instances of Dropbox at the same time in Windows 7

Jan 19th, 2013 | By

Ok. I have a personal dropbox and a business dropbox account and what pain it is to have to log out of one and into another.  So for us legitimate users with multiple accounts that aren’t trying to take advantage of the system, how can we simplify our life and run both of our accounts
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Windows 7 putting windows behind the task bar at the bottom

Jan 18th, 2013 | By

So this was a fun problem, when thunderbird, chrome, etc etc were maximized the bottom of the window would appear behind the taskbar at the bottom.. Basically it would act like what it does when you have the task bar on autohide and then you bring it up, except it wasn’t auto-hiding, it was just
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Properly setting up an SSL cert for a site running on a Debian/Linux server with Apache 2.2, mod_ssl and Nginx

Jan 17th, 2013 | By

Well after doing this and redoing it again and spending way too much time re-learning how to do it the second time I’m just going to bite the bullet and take the extra hour to blog about the process so that  next time I can just follow my easy step-by-step guide(and hopefully you can too
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