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Conquering new frontiers – Amazon EC2

Starting from today, this webpage will be available through Amazon EC2, powered by the “WordPress by Bitnami (HVM)” and is now relying completely on nginx. Bitnami Wordpress Instance I recommend the plug in All-in-One WP Migration for a painless transfer. This plug in save me maybe hours in migration.

2019-01-03T16:47:08+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Microsoft IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11 and Edge

If you are in front end design and are even working for customers in the public sector, you have to most likely guarantee that the web page you are currently designing will be compatible to Microsoft Internet Explorer in all the multiple versions available. You may not need to work with IE6 or IE7, but the IE8 ("The Windows [...]

2019-01-03T16:47:09+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Solving performance issues with ESXi 6 (Gen8)

If you have installed to a newer version of ESXi on your Gen8 Micro Server and are now suffering from very low performance disk speed, try the following steps to downgrade to a former hpvsa-driver (scsi-hpvsa-5.5.0-88). Just follow these simple steps: Download the driver and unpack the archive named hpvsa-5.5.0-88.zip Stop all VMs that are currently running [...]

2015-09-23T21:20:19+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Information about mail sending PHP scripts

To be enabled to gather information about PHP emailing scripts on your server, you can add two lines to your main php.ini: mail.add_x_header = On mail.log = /var/log/phpmail.log Restart your webserver after changing the php.ini. First parameter is adding a "X-PHP-Originating-Script:" information to the mail header, stating the user name an script name sending the [...]

2015-09-23T21:21:20+00:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Archive.org: 2400 classic games to play for free

The well-known Internet "backup", archive.org curated 2.400 classical games that can be played for free! I am just listing some of my favourites games from the 90s here: The Ultimate DOOM (1995) Out Run (1986) Street Fighter 2 (1991) Block Out Unreal (1991) Bubble Bobble (1988) Hexen - Beyond Heretic (1995) DOOM 2D (1996) Giana [...]

2019-01-03T16:47:10+00:00Tags: , , , |

Bash shell vulnerable – ShellShock

Currently a new bug, named ShellShock, was announced as CVE-2014-6271 in the National Vulnerability Database. It might be even more dangerous than the SSL bug "Heartbleed" that occured some month ago. An overview, according to the web site: GNU Bash through 4.3 processes trailing strings after function definitions in the values of environment variables, which allows remote [...]

2019-01-03T16:47:11+00:00Tags: , , , , , |

Google Web Designer

Google just published the Google Web Designer. It is a comprehensive tool to create HTML 5 based web content including JavaScript and CSS. For instance, one can create 3D animations based on CSS3 with them. I think it´s worth to give it a try.

2019-01-03T16:47:12+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Advanced Windows System CleanUp

I just found this commands on the web to enable a more sophisticated Windows System CleanUp. Just run the following commands in your "run" box from the start menu to enable more option for cleaning up your system. Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535 You may also add it the commands as a shortcut to [...]

2019-01-03T16:47:12+00:00Tags: , , |