TuxTweaks Got Hacked

October 10, 2009 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: General, news, security, web development 

Today I was trying to debug why my Feedburner feed would not display properly in Google's Chrome browser. What I discovered was that there was some code creating errors in my site's original RSS feed. After a bit of searching on the offending code, I ran across a post on my hosting provider's support forum. Read more

Fade Out Images with GIMP

August 26, 2009 by · 36 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, image editing, linux, web development 

There's no need to go out and buy Adobe Photoshop and take Photoshop classes. Just follow this simple GIMP tutorial to learn how to fade out the edge of an image.

One of the features that gives images a web 2.0 kind of look is fading out the edges. This is most commonly seen in the image reflection effects. I'm not going to cover a reflection in this post. I'll just cover the image fade out part for now. Read more

Batch Watermark Images in Linux

August 16, 2009 by · 16 Comments
Filed under: bash, HowTo, linux, web development 

I previously wrote up a post showing how to watermark images in Linux with ImageMagick. Without too much work you can write a script to do batch processing of your images. This way you can watermark a whole directory of images at once. Read more

How To Watermark Images With ImageMagick in Linux

August 14, 2009 by · 10 Comments
Filed under: command line, HowTo, linux, web development 

I recently discovered that one of my most popular posts had been poached by another blog with out providing credit - images and all. I decided that it would be best to watermark my images to make it more difficult to rip off my content.

This procedure could also be done easily in GIMP, but it takes time to open up each image and then import or create the watermark text. Instead I created my desired watermark text in GIMP and saved it as a separate file called Watermark.png. This file has a transparent background, so only the text will show up when it's overlaid on another image. Read more

How to Configure Apache Web Server on Linux

July 26, 2009 by · 208 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, web development 

I've shown previously how to install a LAMP server in Ubuntu. If the purpose of your LAMP installation was to set up your own web development environment, then you may want to do some further configuration to your system. This Apache howto is not intended to cover Apache configuration in depth. This is just some basic configuration to help you set up a web development environment in Linux. For more information, see the official Apache documentation. Read more

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