Displaying Today’s Date With PHP

August 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: HowTo, web development 

I've had a book on PHP & MySQL for over a year, but I've barely touched it. Last night I decided to get to work on getting through the book as I've got some website ideas I'd like to pursue, but I currently lack the skills to execute what I want. Anyway, I've decided to pass on some of the knowledge I gain along the way. Read more

Dear Linux Users, Kimberly-Clark Doesn’t Want Your Business

October 27, 2010 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: linux, news, opinion, web development 

I became a father this past June. If you're a regular reader of my site, you've probably noticed my decrease in posting frequency since then. Much of the time that used to be spent tinkering with Linux is now spent changing diapers, buying diapers, feeding my daughter, etc. Read more

Remove LAMP in Ubuntu

October 18, 2010 by · 14 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu, web development 

The most popular post on this site is the one showing how to install a LAMP server on Ubuntu. Once you're done developing your websites on your computer, you may want to remove the LAMP server from your Ubuntu installation. Actually, you probably want to leave the Linux part and only remove the AMP part, (Apache, MySQL, php).

I've done a post previously that shows how to do this in several steps, but I wanted to come up with a more automated way. Read more

Tux Tweaks Performance Enhancements

June 7, 2010 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: General, news, web development 

I spent a few hours this past weekend working on some performance optimization for the site. This site is run on the WordPress blogging software which has tons of great plugins available to add functionality. The downside to this is that most plugins tend to slow the website performance slightly. The exceptions to this are the plugins that are written specifically to speed up WordPress site performance. Read more

Lynx: A Text Only Web Browser

May 30, 2010 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

Today I'm going to show you how to install the Lynx web browser in Ubuntu 10.04. Lynx is a text only web browser that runs from the Linux terminal.

Why install Lynx?

Why would you want to run a browser like this? Well, the reason I run it is because it shows you how a website looks to a search engine bot. Read more

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