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Apr 14

Remove extension number from Call Manager

I can't seem to remember this so I'm going to write it down. To remove an extension number (like if it used to be on a phone but now you want to use it in a translation rule or something like that) go to Route Plan -> Route Plan Report.  Search for it and then …

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Aug 20

C'mon apple. Get it right!

When macs share files over SMB they put in all sorts of " > ? and : characters, even though it's against the rules. So, I'm cleaning it up using a nice utility called Files Connect for my iPhone. I'm connected to the share on my Windows computer via SMB. I use my special command …

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Mar 15

OmniUpdate, XSL, and ©

We use OmniUpdate as a CMS at my (new) workplace. I found a problem in one of our xsl templates in that it was outputting a unicode copyright character instead of the escape encoding for a copyright character. After much Googling and a call to Omni I've come to the conclusion that it's a problem …

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Jan 11

Adobe CS3 on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

So, I got Lion at work and was going through the process of installing all my work programs including Adobe Creative Suite 3 (CS3). The install finished without any problems. However, when I tried to update it the Adobe Updater returned immediately saying that there weren't any updates. Now, I know this isn't true because …

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Jul 06

Increase WordPress maximum upload size

WordPress allows you to upload images, such as the one on the left, directly from the new post page. However, on a default Ubuntu install, the maximum upload size is 2MB. It turns out the limitation is in PHP, and specifically in two settings that you can change in php.ini (/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini): upload_max_filesize and post_max_size. Set both …

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Jul 05

Log file rotation in Ubuntu

Ubuntu handles log rotation with a utility called logrotate. By adding your own profile to /etc/logrotate.d (just follow the examples already there) the utility will rotate any logs you want. Who knew?

Jun 30

Headless CrashPlan on Linux

It is possible to run CrashPlan (great backup software found here) on a Linux server that does not have a GUI. First, install it on your Linux box: tar xzf CrashPlanPRO_2010-03-08_Linux.tgz (or latest file) cd CrashPlanPRO-install sudo ./install.sh finish install with all defaults /usr/local/crashplan/conf/my.service.xml and change "servicehost 127.0.0.1" to "servicehost 0.0.0.0" and reboot. (you need …

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Jun 30

Naturally, this camera is crap

Quick intro: A friend recently had a duck take over his planter and use it as a nest for its eggs. So, he bought an IP camera. The Foscam fi8905w outdoor wireless IP camera has some nice features, but it needs a lot of hand-holding to make it work. You can control it through a URL-based …

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May 27

Hash tag location change causes reload in webkit

  Webkit browsers (Chrome, Safari, etc.) all show an annoying bug: When you have a frameset page and one of those frames sets the hash location, the whole page reloads. This doesn't happen in IE or Firefox, and has been submitted (and not rejected) as a bug in Webkit. But, the bug was submitted years …

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Feb 14

Random Posts in WordPress

Okay, there are plenty of places online with instructions on randomizing posts in WordPress; even WordPress tells how. But here's my version along with the code I used. Basically, I randomized the loop, and this required replacing the standard loop like this: Replace… with… That worked for me. (note: setup_postdata() prepares the $post array as …

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