Bulk Upload Categories to Magento

One of those pain points in Magento is bulk uploading Categories. I know there’s this solution and also this bulk category solution, which are both basically the same thing. I actually feel more comfortable using Python and it also means that I don’t have to install Zend on my local machine to access the remote […]

Bigpond NextG ZTE-MF633 modem with Ubuntu 9.10

There’s some instructions on ZTE forums on how to get this modem working and it *does work* but it’s convoluted. I just created a file called /etc/modprobe.d/zte-mf633.conf and added the following to it: options usbserial vendor=0x19d2 product=0x0031 and then reboot with the modem in to test it works on a fresh boot. If you insert […]

USB Redirection for Remote Desktop & Virtual Desktop Implementation

No it’s not open source but it is available for both Linux and Windows. IncentivesPro make a product I recently used for a Virtual Desktop Thin Client Implementation. That is USB Redirection for Remote Desktop. It uses a proprietary client/server and so I used Windows XP embedded thin clients to redirect specialised USB Thermal Laser […]

Using mod_rewrite for moving websites, folder and domain names for SEO retention

mod_rewrite is a powerful Apache module that gives you the power over the URL’s displayed to your visitors to your site. Much has been written already by many people using both examples and tutorials of the basics. The aim of my addition, as always is primarily for my own notes and secondarily to explain why […]

Interesting OSS links: Skype for Asterix / Wavemaker / AccountLabPlus

Haven’t had much time to go into detail with these but I think it’s worthy to take note of them Skype for Asterisk has been released at last. A new Skype for Linux Beta 2.1.047 has been released which fixes CPU problems with new PulseAudio and works brilliantly and also adds SMS support. Also, I […]

Netboot.me – boot Linux systems directly from Internet

netboot.me is a service that allows you to boot nearly any operating system or utility on any computer with a wired internet connection – without having to know ahead of time what you’ll want to boot. netboot.me works through the magic of netbooting over http. There are a number of ways to boot a computer […]

Yakuake for Gnome

I have previously written about Tilda, a gnome replacement for Yakuake. I had some issues with Tilda so I came to have a nice relationship with Yakauke. It’s important to note though, that there is another reasonable alternative to both Tilda and Yakuake and it’s called Guake. Guake has some of the basic features of […]

Tonidoplug – a sheeva plugin server that uses 5-12watts

TonidoPlug is a tiny, low power, low cost home server based on the 1.2 GHz Sheeva processor that allows you to access your applications, files, photos, music and media from anywhere (Powered by Tonido). TonidoPlug comes pre-installed with powerful Tonido Applications – Photos, Jukebox, Webshare, Workspace, Thots, Explorer, Torrent and Search – all running on […]

Linux Chromium now supports Flash

Chromium is the open source version of Google Chrome for Linux. It’s still in alpha stage but it’s been very stable for me. The biggest downside is lack of Flash support for things like Google Analytics and Youtube. For Ubuntu, install Chromium like so: echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main #chromium-browser” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/chromium.list sudo apt-key adv […]