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I had fun fixing a small pile of wordpress sites that had been hacked today. I could not find any useful how to guides on how to fix this, so I thought to post it here for the poor soul that also needs to fix this hack. Site would show near the bottom of each […]

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§1781 · January 9, 2014 · Linux · (No comments) ·


I read this article the other day and was completely disgusted.  I don’t know how anyone could live a life with that much stuff.  After I read it, I cleaned off my desk, and hoped I didn’t see any legs sticking out of some paperwork.

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§957 · September 3, 2010 · Linux · (No comments) ·


I found this nice little utility to benchmark apache.  Here is my example: ab -c 10 -n 100 http://www.flippinsweetdude.com/ It will run 100 tests on the domain, and return the results.

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§695 · November 25, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog, Linux · (No comments) ·


Here is a simple way to replace text in a file, or groups of files. Add some text to a file: aaron@myexample:~/test$ echo “Hello World”  > somefile.txt View the contents of the file: aaron@myexample:~/test$ cat somefile.txt Hello World Replace World => Dave aaron@myexample:~/test$ replace World Dave < somefile.txt > someotherfile.txt View the new file: aaron@myexample:~/test$ […]

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§668 · November 20, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog, Linux · (No comments) ·


As part of our quest to minimize our stuff, I’ve retired our web server, and will be saving just the good parts from it.  I obtained a old Dell laptop, and have loaded the Debian base install and am running my few web sites from it. I think this will reduce my power bills a […]

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§647 · November 14, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog, Linux · (No comments) · Tags:


Here is a new mouse for Open-Office software, this has to be the worst idea ever.

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§641 · November 11, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog, Linux · (No comments) ·


Firefox usage world wide is now at 24.07%, and has now passed IE6, the worst browser ever. Read more about it here.

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§599 · November 6, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog, Linux · (No comments) · Tags:


Per Clark’s request, here are my thoughts on the new Ubuntu OS. As always the new splash screen for boot up and shut down have been reworked, and look better than the previous version.  The default theme for Gnome is nice, with all new icons and images for shortcuts.  Menu is nearly unchanged, seems only […]

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§596 · November 5, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog, Linux · (No comments) · Tags: ,


Since I have a minor in CS,  work in computer technology, and am a nerd, I seem to get the dreaded chore of helping people with computers.  All part of the fun, is being the recipient of all those crappy emails from people.  To define crappy, I should explain that the majority of these are […]

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§511 · October 28, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog, Linux · (No comments) ·


Here is some simple steps to give you a filedownloads.yourdomain.com feature to share files with others.  This example is for Debian setup, but can easily be ported over for other linux flavors. Setup folder in your home directory: mkdir /home/yourname/filedownloads add index.php file to it:  ( from here ) <? $filepath = “/home/yourname/filedownloads/”; $dir_handle = […]

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§501 · October 26, 2009 · Linux · (No comments) ·


I got my hands on a MacBook Pro a couple weeks ago, so it is time for a review.  First of all, I’m not a master of any operating system, but I am at least familiar enough with them to make a pretty good judgment.  First the things I like, then the ones I don’t. […]

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§497 · October 24, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog, Linux · (No comments) ·