If you run the Google Gears add-on for Firefox on Linux, then you've probably been getting annoyed by Firefox trying to update the add-on and getting a failure message that interrupts your web browsing. Read more
Update: I've written a simpler procedure that will uninstall LAMP with a single command. I'm leaving this post here for historical reasons, but the process is much faster if you follow my newer post.
The most popular post on this blog is How to Install LAMP on Ubuntu 9.10. On that post, I've had a few comments asking how to remove the single command LAMP installation. Perhaps the something went wrong during the installation and you want to completely remove everything and start over. Or maybe you just decided you don't need it installed any more and don't want the extra files and processes cluttering up your system. For whatever reason, due to popular demand... Read more
I spent a great deal of time this weekend working on updates to my WordPress theme. One of the more noticeable changes is the addition of support for threaded comments. The function has been available in WordPress since version 2.7, but I didn't get around to modifying my theme until now. Hopefully, this will make the comments section a little more useful. Read more
You may have an occasion that you want to know the number of files in a directory. There are a couple of simple ways to do this. The first way is to list the files with ls and count them with wc. No, wc doesn't stand for the place you go to relieve yourself; in this case, it stands for word count. The command looks like this: Read more
If you're a heavy user of the GNU/Linux command line, then you're already familiar with the man command. If you're a newbie, the man command (short for manual, as in RTFM) pulls up the online documentation for terminal commands and outputs it to the same terminal. Perhaps you wish you could have some of these handy documents loaded on your PDA or smartphone as a reference. Read more