For years Internet Explorer 6 was the bane of every web developers life but as with all great tales it seems the characters change but the story always remains the same. While IE6 is generally not expected to be catered for by developers these days its equally twisted offspring IE7…Read More
Near Realtime File Replication With Lsyncd
Ever wanted real time backups of directories on your server? To replicate static media files for a website to a separate box to reduce load? An easy solution lays with lsyncd it allows you to watch a directory structure on your file system, and replicate any changes on a remote…Read More
Tracking Bandwidth Usage With vnStat
Outside of internal networks bandwidth is paid often for by the gigabyte and as such it becomes important to be able to see the bandwidth consumption of machines and plan future quotas accordingly as usage grows. There are plenty of packages available that fill this void like darkstat, ntop etc,…Read More
Free Wireframe & Prototype Creation With Pencil
Wireframing is an invaluable technique when starting the development of a new project, both to set functionality expectations with project stake holders and to give the build team a concrete idea of what it is exactly they have to build. There are plenty of web based and commercial packages available…Read More
Ubuntu Natty Narwhal Invisible Scroll Bars In Eclipse
Since its release on April 28th Natty Narwhal (11.04) seems to have gained it fair share of haters. The Unity interface is a huge change to the UI and in most peoples experience its buggy and doesn’t seem ready for the prime time. No issue I thought after I upgraded…Read More
Installing Firefox 4 on Ubuntu 10.10
The latest release of the popular browser Firefox is now here with Firefox 4.0 boasting speed improvements, location aware browsing, improved HTML 5 support plus much more. Getting Firefox 4 for your Ubuntu desktop is pretty simple using the mozilla team PPA. To get started open a terminal and enter:…Read More
Easily Rip Youtube Videos On Ubuntu Maverick
Downloading youtube videos to your local machine for offline veiwing is easily on Ubuntu 10.10 with the youtube-dl utility. Simply open a terminal window and execute: apt-get update apt-get install youtube-dlRead More
Disabling CPU Scaling With Ubuntu 10.04
If your like me it annoys you that your desktop keeps messing with your CPU speeds when all you wan’t is performance. Fortunately its easy enough to fix. Open a terminal windows and execute: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install rcconf (Chances are you may already have the rcconf installed.)…Read More
Ubuntu Lucid Lynx A Quick Look
The newest Long Term Support (LTS) version of the Ubuntu distro labelled Lucid Lynx was released earlier today. This release is packed with new packages and enhancements, making me keen to try it out. Not being brave enough to gamble with my current desktop machine running Karmic Koala I decided…Read More
Jaunty Jackalope Is Here!
The day has finally come and the latest release of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) is available for download.
So Whats Been Improved?