Here is a simple bash countdown timer, to run you just enter the minutes you want this to run for, i.e “./count.sh 10″ will run countdown for 10 minutes.
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In linux Swapping is the process where memory is copied to the hard disk in space called swap space to free up physical memory. This is the same as virtual memory in linux. It is useful for two important reasons, First, when the system requires more memory than is physically available the kernel swaps out less used pages and gives memory to the current application (process) that needs the memory immediately. Second, a significant number of the pages used by an application during its startup phase may only be used for initialization and then never used again. The system can swap out those pages and free the memory for other applications or even for the disk cache.
There are two ways of setting up swap space in Linux, the most common is to set aside a swap partition when setting up the machine, the second is to set up a swap file. The later is useful if you didn’t set up a swap partition or if you’re using something like an Amazon EC2 micro instance that does not come pre-configured with a swap partition. Read the rest of this entry »
Ruby on rails and the WEBrick Daemon are great for testing however there are times when you start a WEBrick server in daemon mode and later find you need to stop this without restarting the box. This can sometimes be troublesome, especially if you accidently kill a live server. In this tutorial I’ll go through ensuring you kill the correct process. Read the rest of this entry »
So here’s the problem, you want to create several items that belong to one item, normally you would just the the has_many and belongs_to (OneToMany) relation in rails. Using this model you create the primary model (such as purchase order) then create several sub items (such as item) and attach them to the primary model. The problem with this is its time consuming and does not always make sense to do things this way, take the Purchase order and Items scenario, it makes much more sense to create the Purchase order and assciated Items in the same form. This is possible in rails uing nested_attributes.
Adprep.exe and Adprep32.exe is a tool found on the Windows Server 2008 installation disc, it is a tool that performs operations that must be completed in an existing Active Directory environment before you can add a new domain controller. You must run this tool if you are: Read the rest of this entry »
Ruby Rails is a Web application framework created in 2004 intended as a rapid development web framework that runs the Ruby programing language. The latest version of the Ruby is ‘Ruby 1.9.2‘ and was realised in August 2011, it brings many new features and bug fixeses. The most signifiant changes are Block local variables, An additional lambda syntax, Per-string character encodings are supported and a new New socket API (IPv6 support). You can find a great walkthrough of all the new features at Ruby Inside. coinciding with the release of Ruby 1.9 is the Rails 3.1 framework which requires Ruby 1.8.7 or higher. RubyonRails 3.1 brings many new features, most notably: jQuery as default, HTTP Streaming, a new assets pipeline powered by Sprockets 2.0. So this is all good stuff and I’m sure you want to be working with the latest version of Ruby and RubyonRails, especially if you setting up a new server. Read the rest of this entry »
Ruby Rails is a Web application framework created in 2004 intended as a rapid development web framework. It was intended to emphasize Convention over Configuration (CoC) meaning the developer only needs to specify unconventional aspects of the application. For example, if there is a class Sale in the model, the corresponding table in the database is called sales by default. It is only if one deviates from this convention, such as calling the table “products sold”, that the developer needs to write code regarding these names. It has also been designed around the “Don’t repeat yourself” principle. Both of these ways of thinking allow you, with Ruby Rails, to create excellent, dynamic websites very quickly. So to get started we need to setup a Ruby Rails development server on Ubuntu (Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 11.10) Read the rest of this entry »
Do you have the problem of hundreds of comments building up on your WordPress site, we’ll the best solution is to check it regularly and delete the unwanted comments, just leaving the appropriate ones. However what happens if you go on holiday for a week and don’t check your blog, or if your forget to look at your comments for a few day (i.e. lost weekend down the pub) well you’ll probably find several hundred comments have built up in this time. Now you can delete these comments manually but this is time consuming. To make your life easier I’m going to go through some simple ways of deleting all unapproved comments while not using phpMyAdmin (as every other tutorial I’ve seen does use phpMyAdmin). Read the rest of this entry »
Ahh the “Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments” message, one of the most annoying things you can see when you in a hurry to get an attachment. However there is a good reason that attachments are disabled in outlook, some attachments can potentially be unsafe, as the warning says. But so long as you know were an attachment is from and you know the risks why can’t you enable these, after all you did pay for your computer and Office so you should be able to do what you want, right? Well in outlooks default setting there is no way to enable unsafe attachments, however there is a setting in the registry to enable them: Read the rest of this entry »
So I’ve been developing a few websites mainly to be viewed on iPhones and iPods and this has raised several issues. Obviously you have to develop for mobile browsers such as safari which runs on iPhones or iPods and develop accordingly for this browser and the unique screen resolutions used on mobile devices. In this article I’m going to look at, what I feel, are the most important code snippets you’ll need to get started developing for iPhones or iPods. Read the rest of this entry »