Enable Shortcodes in WPtouch on WordPress

May 5, 2013 by · 11 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, web development 

Building a mobile website for your blog or business can be a daunting task. Perhaps you're an expert at mobile website development and you can design a mobile website on your own just fine. But for many of us, learning to do this would take far too much time and effort and probably wouldn't turn out all that great anyway. If you are using WordPress to run your website, you're in luck. There are several plugins available to make your site look great on mobile devices.

With over four million downloads, WPtouch is perhaps the most popular WordPress plugin to make your website mobile ready. I have been using it on this site for a month or two myself.  You can see in the image below what my site's home page looks like on a mobile device with WPtouch enabled. Read more

6 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 13.04

April 26, 2013 by · 18 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

The latest version of Ubuntu just came out; Ubuntu 13.04 - Raring Ringtail. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has done a good job setting up a set of defaults for a fresh install, but there are a few things you may want to add or change on your freshly installed OS.   Read more

Reset GRUB Default System After OS Installation

April 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: command line, HowTo, linux, Linux Mint, Ubuntu 

From time to time I like to test out a new Linux distribution or just an updated version of my current distribution. I've created extra partitions on my hard drive for these test installations. All of the distributions I've tried so far require a boot loader to be installed to the hard drive as part of the process. This creates the minor problem of the test installation taking over the boot process. I prefer to have my main Linux installation handle the booting process. The following steps will show how to hand boot control back to your main Linux installation with the GRUB 2 boot loader. Read more

Install Unity Tweak Tool in Ubuntu

January 21, 2013 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

The Unity Desktop Shell for GNOME 3 on Ubuntu Linux has created a lot of controversy in the desktop Linux world. Some users love the new forward looking vision of Unity while others long for a more traditional desktop layout. One of the criticisms of Unity has been its lack of configuration settings. While many configuration settings have been added to Unity since the initial release, most of them remain hidden from regular users. That's where the Unity Tweak Tool comes in. It provides GUI access to many of Unity's hidden settings and collects them together under one convenient application.  Read more

Keeping Track of My IP Address

December 31, 2012 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: bash, command line, HowTo, linux 

My main computer at home acts as a file and media server for the whole house, so it's pretty much turned on all the time. There are times when I'm away from home that I want to remotely access or download a file from my home computer. My home internet service uses a dynamic IP address and every once in a while we get a short interruption to our power that forces the modem to reset. Of course, when that happens, the modem pulls a new IP address. I thought it would be handy if I could come up with a script to keep track of my current IP address for me. Read more

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