January 2009 Archives

Jan 18, 2009

Finally, Sun release 64 Bit Browser Plugin Support for JRE (almost)

Finally, Sun release 64 Bit Browser Plugin Support for JRE (almost) Posted by in Linux, Ubuntu 6 comments

Update 05/02/09: Sun have actually released the update – no more beta –  so I’ve modified “Install Java JRE 1.6.0 (Update x) in Linux as the Default Java Runtime, including Firefox Browser Plugin” to reflect this (even the title has changed – although the URL remains the same!). The following tutorial remains for reference etc. […]


Jan 16, 2009

Full 64 Bit (or 32 Bit) Web Development and PHP/MySQL IDE with Eclipse 3.4 Ganymede and PDT 2

Full 64 Bit (or 32 Bit) Web Development and PHP/MySQL IDE with Eclipse 3.4 Ganymede and PDT 2 Posted by in Eclipse, Featured, Linux, Ubuntu, Web Development 59 comments

I’m probably a little late with this article, since PDT2 has been out for a few weeks now! PDT 2 is an improvement  on v1, and of course, Ganymede is also an improvement on Europa -thankfully, the installation process has also improved and is much easier than my previous post on the subject. There is […]


Jan 14, 2009

Gnarly Malware – Hijacks Website .htaccess and Steals Search Engine Traffic

Posted by in Security, Web Development 2 comments

A friend in the US called me a few days ago, asking me to take a look at his website, calypsoislandtours.com, since his site traffic had dropped dramatically, for no obvious reason. Upon further investigation, he discovered that only search engine traffic was affected, which, as with many if not most websites, happened to be […]


Jan 13, 2009

Recursively Search and Replace Terms in Multiple Files with grep, xargs and sed

Posted by in Environment, Linux, Ubuntu 11 comments

I recently offered to update some simple information on a website for a friend – normally an easy enough task, but unfortunately, even though the original developer of the site generated it with PHP, they didn’t utilise a database, or even combine common data/information/text (such as the header and footer of a HTML template) into […]


Jan 10, 2009

Shameless self-promotion for my new side project: thriftseek.com

Posted by in Life No comments

I’ve been relatively quiet for the past month or so, with the Holidays and New Year, and I’ve also put a little time into creating my latest side project, thriftseek.com. What is it? Well, it’s a simple price comparison site. I know, there are dozens of well known price comparison sites out there, so what […]