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Apr 20, 2009

On the Edge: PHP IDE With Eclipse Galileo (3.5 M6) and PDT 2.1 M6

On the Edge: PHP IDE With Eclipse Galileo (3.5 M6) and PDT 2.1 M6 Posted by in Eclipse 14 comments

Eclipse 3.5 AKA Galileo is scheduled for release on the 24th June 2009, with PDT 2.1 shortly after on the 26th. Not being one to wait, and also getting some obscure pleasure from testing pre-release software, I decided to download and install the current stable Milestone, M6, of both Eclipse Galileo and PDT 2.1. The […]


Apr 4, 2009

Merge two images with PHP and GD

Merge two images with PHP and GD Posted by in Programming, Web Development 31 comments

One of the things I really wanted to incorporate into the new site design template, was a nice big, I-really-want-people-to-click-on-this-and-Subscribe-to-my-RSS-Feed image/link/button (big [what the hell is] “Web 2.0” buttons seem to be the in thing at the moment – I didn’t want to feel left out…), which is located at the top right of the […]


Feb 21, 2009

Some Really Useful Linux Command Line Tricks

Some Really Useful Linux Command Line Tricks Posted by in Featured, Linux 7 comments

Many people, especially users new to the world of Linux, are afraid of the command line. However, the command line is incredibly powerful, and in many cases can save time, and execute tasks much faster than GUIs. Personally, I love the command line, and what follows is a list of tips and tricks I find […]


Feb 10, 2009

Batch Export Amarok Album Art to the Album’s Containing Directory

Batch Export Amarok Album Art to the Album’s Containing Directory Posted by in Linux, Ubuntu 8 comments

Despite being a Gnome user, I’ve been using Amarok – a KDE application – as my main music player for some time, and love it. I’ve also spent a lot of time within Amarok downloading and importing Album art for almost all of my music, with the exception of a few obscure albums for which […]


Feb 6, 2009

Install Adobe AIR 1.5 and the Google Analytics Reporting Application on Ubuntu

Install Adobe AIR 1.5 and the Google Analytics Reporting Application on Ubuntu Posted by in Featured, Linux, Ubuntu 8 comments

Sometimes, I’m just too lazy to browse to the Google Analytics site – all that bookmark clicking, logging in, choosing profiles etc. I just can’t be arsed. I could, of course, leave the page open, and click refresh every now and then, or even bookmark the profile/report and go back later. That’s too obvious, and […]


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 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 […]


Dec 4, 2008

Convert DAA to ISO Disk Images in Linux

Posted by in Linux 3 comments

Ever acquired a .daa disk image and been unable to burn it? DAA is the proprietary format of PowerISO – I’m not really a fan of proprietary formats of anything, and would rather have the disk as an ISO image. The PowerISO download page has a conversion tool for Linux which can be used to […]


Dec 1, 2008

Amiga Emulation with E-UAE on Ubuntu 32 and 64 Bit

Amiga Emulation with E-UAE on Ubuntu 32 and 64 Bit Posted by in Games, Ubuntu 6 comments

Speedball, Canon Fodder, Alien Breed, Flood, Defender of the Crown, Powermonger… the list of classic Amiga games is not quite endless, but is certainly far longer than I can be bothered compiling. A recent bout of nostalgia had me searching obsessively for Amiga games, and a way to play them. UAE and WinUAE have been […]


Nov 23, 2008

View and Render .nfo files correctly in Ubuntu with NFO Viewer

Posted by in Linux, Ubuntu 4 comments

If you regularly explore the more nefarious side of the internet, you’ll be familiar with .nfo files. NFO files are ASCII Art in the CP437 codepage, and used by various  distribution groups to mark the fact that they released this particular file – like a label or logo. Being an Ubuntu user you’re probably also […]