How to type a degree symbol in Linux

Today, I came across a document where I had to type a degree symbol in Linux. Thanks to this post at Arch Linux Forums, it was painless to find out how. So here it is: In windows, apparently you hold down Alt+0176. Linux is different and to achieve the same, hold down Ctrl+Shift and type […]

Pluf – A PHP5 Port of Django

Pluf is a PHP Framework developed as a port of Django to PHP. It claims to be simple, elegant and easy for people used to Django but in PHP5 so easy to deploy all over the world. After reading the documentation, the file layout and concepts are all quite similar to django, though a downside […]

How to compress css & javascript: An alternative to mod_deflate or mod_gzip

So, you have used Website Optimization Analyzer or you installed Yslow for Firefox or you discovered somewhere else that compressing your files (html, javascript & css) is a good thing to do. Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy as it looks to do this. In Apache web hosting environments, there is a module called mod_deflate […]

suhosin causing grief on Joomsuite component

Hopefully this helps me or someone else with the same issue in the future suhosin[25917]: ALERT – configured POST variable limit exceeded – dropped variable ‘task_com_morfeoshow[]’ (attacker ‘xxx.xxx.xx.xxx’, file ‘/home/user/public_html/administrator/index.php’) in your php.ini (or suhosin.ini depending on your setup) [suhosin]suhosin.post.max_vars = 2000suhosin.request.max_vars = 1000 Technorati Tags: suhosin, apache, joomla

How to Speed up Magento

Having implemented a number of websites now in Magento and being the web hosting provider for them also, it’s been both challenging and rewarding trying to get Magento running at an acceptable speed.People generally don’t understand what’s happening when they say “my website is slow”. So, for those of you unfamiliar with benchmarking / understanding […]

Getting and Managing Free Fonts for Linux – aimed at Ubuntu

One area sadly lacking in most Linux installs is the availability of really nice fonts useful for design and great fonts are not cheap, circa $150 for a font set. Best all in one location for getting great free fonts, I think is www.fawnt.com If Ubuntu really wants to have a go at competing with […]

DimDim – Open source Web conferencing and Meetings

For my future reference. DimDim is an open source web conferencing and meeting software with the following features: No Install to Host/Join meetings Easy Share Screens&Webpages Audio & Video Conferencing Present PowerPoint and PDFs Private & Public Chat Whiteboard & Annotations Record and Playback Meetings Open Source and open APIs SynchroLive Co-Browsing Free Recording & […]

Solar, Steam & Open Source Farming Technology

While searching around for parabolic trough’s yesterday, I stumbled upon this site. We are building the world’s first replicable, open source, modern off-grid global village – to transcend survival and evolve to freedom. We are farmer scientists – working to develop a world class research center for decentralization technologies using open source permaculture and technology […]

Quick Lightbox effect for any content in Joomla 1.5

Joomla 1.5’s use of Squeezebox in the backend makes for easy use in the frontend. Thanks to this article at Dvector.com I was able to mash up a lightbox style feedback form for category listing in sobi directory component. Technorati Tags: Joomla, Joomla 1.5, Squeezebox, Lightbox, Email