Moving to a new host

December 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: General, news 

I'm in the midst of trying out a new host for tuxtweaks.com. I've moved to a new provider and moved up from shared hosting to a VPS package. I think I'm posting this from the new server and the rest of the world should see it as the new nameservers propagate to the domain name system across the globe. So, if you can see this post on my site, you're seeing it from the new host. Thanks for visiting tuxtweaks.com.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Hosting Deals!

November 23, 2012 by · Comments Off
Filed under: General, linux, news, web development 

Affiliate offer:

A2 Hosting is currently running a Black Friday - Cyber Monday special on web hosting packages. These are their lowest prices of the year. The following discounts are good through Monday, November 26, 2012. Read more

View Images With The Proper EXIF Orientation In Chrome or Chromium

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Chromium, FOSS, General, HowTo, image editing, linux, windows 

I receive a lot of emails with photos attached that have been taken in a portrait orientation. Most modern digital cameras and smart phones have orientation sensors that tell the camera if it's been turned on end. When this happens, rather than actually rotate the picture, the camera sets a flag in the image's EXIF data to communicate which way is up in the photo. Read more

Server Move Complete

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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OK, the move to a new server is now complete. Hopefully, having the site on a more powerful server will prevent my account from being suspended due to high server loads. I'm not sure if the site performance will improve at all.

Comments are now re-enabled.

Switching My Sister In-law To Linux

July 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: General, linux, opinion, Ubuntu 

About a month ago my brother in-law came to me with his wife's "dead" Windows XP computer. The computer would not boot at all. After a successful POST, the system would just sit there, unable to find any bootable media. I was asked if I could recover their files for them. Outside of that, they didn't want to put any money into the computer. They were thinking about getting a Mac.

I told them that as long as there wasn't a serious hard drive failure, I could probably get all of their files. I figured I could boot the system to a Live CD and backup the files to my USB hard drive. Read more

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