Run WordPress by itself or cached?

I've been running an experiment for the past three months. I wanted to see how well WordPress would do if I ran it by itself, without any sort of caching. So far, so good. About four months ago, my web server kept getting pummelled into the ground almost daily, and I couldn't figure out why … Continue reading Run WordPress by itself or cached?

Just give me a good zoom lens, thanks

Greetings from Osttirol! My wife and I have been vacationing in Austria for the past week. It's a gorgeous place to visit and, needless to say, I took tons of photos here. I've been carrying my Canon 5D and my lenses with me everywhere, and let me tell you, I've been sorely in need of … Continue reading Just give me a good zoom lens, thanks

Get iMovie '08 to import 3GP files

I recorded a few video clips with my wife's mobile phone today, and when I tried to import them into iMovie '08, I found out that I couldn't. Apparently, I'm not alone, because if you do a search for this on Google you'll find there are plenty of other people with the same problem. Fortunately, … Continue reading Get iMovie '08 to import 3GP files

If Time Machine doesn't work…

... and you get the little exclamation sign within the Time Machine icon in the menu bar, and Time Machine will not back up your Mac any more, then here's what worked for me, twice so far: Reboot the Mac. Before doing anything else, go into the Time Machine drive, locate your Mac's folder inside … Continue reading If Time Machine doesn't work…

If iMovie '08 crashes…

You can try bothering with the preferences files, or the codecs, or the color profiles, as the forums tell you to do, or you can do the following: Go to your home folder > Movies > iMovie Events. Locate the folder with the last clips you imported. Delete the iMovie Cache and iMovie Thumbnails folders. … Continue reading If iMovie '08 crashes…

How to install or upgrade WordPress via SSH

If you know how to log in via SSH (Secure Shell Access), then you will be able to upgrade your WordPress site in three minutes or less by using the following lines of code. I have to admit right away that I'm highly indebted to this pre-existing tutorial from Techtites. But that tutorial is a … Continue reading How to install or upgrade WordPress via SSH

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-12

Stocks Rocket on Fed Rescue Plan http://tinyurl.com/yvhcfb # The IPv6 experience: Are you experienced yet? http://tinyurl.com/38nddr # JPEG v. RAW - TWIP http://tinyurl.com/yvv4qq # Green light for Northrop Grumman Airborne Laser Mine Detection System http://tinyurl.com/2k6kdq # Researchers develop smell based fire alarm to aid the deaf http://tinyurl.com/2jpnzx # Funny Animals, Part 10 http://tinyurl.com/32rfrd # EXIF … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-12