Never loose form information and text by accidentally pressing the back button

Aug 8th, 2013 | By

Well this has probably happened to be a few hundred times but for whatever reason today I thought to do something make sure it doens’t happen again.. i’m talking about when you fill out a text field on an online form or somewhere and then for whatever reason you hit back, close the tab or
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Sample CISPA Blackout Page HTML to save you the time

Apr 20th, 2013 | By

Just incase you are planning on blacking out your site(s) on April 22nd, 2013 I’ve made a sample CISPA page which I think is pretty decent.  All you have to do is save it as index.html and put it in your domains root folder/directory.  Obviously you’ll want to back up your existing index.html file first.
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How to make an automated connection checker and IP blocker for your server

Mar 23rd, 2013 | By

I like to think of it as a door man for my server, or my little centurion 🙂  What this little guy does is checked the last 5 hours of access logs to your server to see if there are any IP’s that are hitting your server an unusually high amount of times.  If it
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Remove auto-created email specific thunderbird folders – have everything go into 1 local folder

Mar 20th, 2013 | By

This was something that I seemed to have figured out and forgot again so I’ll blog about it this time to keep it permanently in memory 🙂   Anyways, so the deal is when you add a new email account in thunderbird it creates a specific set of folders and subfolders for that new email
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Drupal Hell: Video thumbs not generating

Nov 26th, 2012 | By

Well this was a good one, and the solution is insanely easy and simple.  Go and check the path to ffmpeg in your video transcoder setting.  When transfering over from my old server the path was /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg (bsd) and on my current debian server it is /usr/bin/ffmpeg so yeeeaaaa that will screw you up something
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Uploading Batch files produces PHP fatal error / 500 error when clicking on ‘Next Step’ in Drupal 6

Aug 3rd, 2012 | By

So, new install of drupal based on an existing install led to this lovely error when testing out the image upload process: PHP Fatal error:  Unsupported operand types in imagecache/imagecache.module on line 902. Upgrading it to the latest dev version didn’t fix the issue but it seems to all come down to fUpload being hopelessly out
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Complete Drupal install suddenly starts forwarding to install.php

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By

So this was a little bit of a doozy that stumped me today but a simple retrace my steps routine quickly brought me to the source of the problem.  After following the security message in the status page to make sure my /sites/default directory wasn’t writable I chmodded it 444, assuming that would work.. Well
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Cant’ delete menu items in Drupal

Aug 1st, 2012 | By

So today I was installing drupal on a new domain based on a skeleton install I setup so that I could replicate our CMS across different domains for different divisions in my company.  Anyways when doing so I noticed that I wasn’t able to delete some of the menu items created by previous taxonomy. I
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Speeding up PHP with APC (NOT eAccelerator) in Debian Squeeze running php 5 and apache 2

Jul 27th, 2012 | By

Well today my server was being killed by something or other and after 30 minutes of trying to track down what it was I decided to spend my time optimizing my server and implementing a proper caching mechanism (finally!).  I come from a BSD background and we ran eAccelerator on all of our servers so
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Attrociously high pings to router with wifi in Debian 64 with Atheros 9k

Jul 18th, 2012 | By

Simple little solution that has been plaguing me all week.  We just upgraded our router and after scanning the local networks I found that channel 11 was completely unused so I switched it to that and man oh man that was nothing but a bad idea.  Even though channel 11 was the emptiest channel I’ve
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