Category: Tech

  • Boshdirect to J!1.5

    I’m thinking about upgrading my website to Joomla! 1.5. I’m currently running the 1.0.x series and while I don’t post to my website much, I think I should update to a new version.  Community Builder recently release 1.2 which is J!1.5 native stable and plenty of other components and plugins are doing the same. Fireboard […]

  • Windows Default Icon Spacing

    Yet again, I have typed up another long entry in Joomla just to have it all disappear because Joomla (and it’s Editor components) suck at handling sessions. I won’t get into that here, but I do want to get a piece of information across that isn’t widely available on the internet.  I messed with my […]

  • E-mail to SMS

    I set a lot of reminders for myself on my company e-mail and I don’t have a blackberry yet. I kind of want one for all the great features, but on the other hand I’m concerned with how connected that would make me and thus make me feel obligated to respond. Here’s a list of […]

  • Upgrade from Joomla 1.5RC4 to Stable

    Upgrading from Joomla 1.5RC4 to Stable (Production) was a breeze. There was no need to make changes to database structure or anything. Simply download the full stable release, upload to my server, and overwrite the files. Here’s how I did it from the shell. Navigate to the proper directory: $ cd /mysite/ Download (wget) the […]

  • Backup site (files) from Shell

    Here’s a quick code snippet on how to backup files and restore them from the shell. To back them up, run the following code: $ tar -zcvf filename.tar.gz folder/ To backup all files in the directory you are currently in, run: $ tar -zcvf filename.tar.gz . Here’s a breakout of the parameters: z – gzip […]

  • MySQL backup from Shell

    The following is a short code snippet on how to view which MySQL databases are available for a user, then a command to back them up. This should work on Unix and Linux variants. To view what databases are available to be backed up, run the following command: $ mysql -u root -h localhost -p […]

  • How to Make DS-Syndicate W3C compliant

    There was a very small issue with the DS-Syndicate module that broke the W3C Validation compliance. The img tag did not end with a forward slash. To fix this, simply open /modules/mod_ds-syndicate.php and on line 51, column 64 add a / to the end of the <img> tag so the line looks like: $mod_content .= […]

  • Troy’s Website Ideas

    I had about a 45 minute conversation with one of my Coworkers, Troy, about my webiste yesterday. I asked him to tell me three things he liked about the site and 3 he didn’t. The three things he liked about the site were harder for him to come up with than I expected it to […]

  • Meta Information

    I recently did a google search with the only parameter being show everything from the domain. To do this, I simply went to google and entered “” as my search term. I noticed that the descriptions for all my Joomla pages were the same thing. I decided to take a look at the setting […]

  • Default Browser: Internet Explorer

    Question: I want my primary to be Explorer, but Firefox is Answer: In Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Internet Options > Programs (Tab) > Check the”Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser” checkbox. Click the apply button in the bottom right and close out of the options (Ok your […]