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WordPress with HTTPS on Dreamhost and CloudFlare

January 25, 2017Categories: IT, Tutorial
Today I've got my blog work over HTTPS, including admin. Woo-hoo! Below are the steps I used to do it. Prerequisites My configuration is as follows: Hosting on Dreamhost.com Use CloudFlare free account Wordpress 4.7.1 at the time of writing Initialisation From the Dreamhost Panel, select Domains…

Copy File from Local Desktop to Remote Resktop Connection

January 19, 2017Category: IT
TL;DR: Drag-and-drop doesn't work. Copy&paste does! Before yesterday, my way of moving files between my local desktop and a remote one using MS Remote Desktop Connection involved a 3rd party service like Dropbox or email. Then, a kind soul took pity on me and showed me the proper way. In his words…

Multiline Regex in Visual Studio Code

January 6, 2017Category: IT
Setting up a multi-line regular expression in VS code is done by explicitly matching the CR/LF characters using \r?\n . For example, if I want to find all lines starting with a [ , including subsequent blank lines, I can do: HTH,

Move SQL Developer Data from the Roaming Profile in Windows

October 19, 2016Category: IT
TL;DR: : Set up IDE_USER_DIR . I have to keep my roaming profile on a diet and this means moving a bunch of default directories around. The latest victim is SQL Developer According to this post , the environment variable to be changed is IDE_USER_DIR . From the post: According to documentation…

AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer - Kernel panic with Intel530

October 11, 2016Categories: Hardware, IT
TL;DR : My solution was to just set the DVMT (Dynamic Video Memory Technology) to 64M. YMMV though... Yesterday I decided I want to start building a hackintosh to replace my old mac mini. My system has the following components: Asus Maximus Hero VIII Alpha 16 GB of RAM I6700k Some SSDs, HDDs and a…

Set Different Gradle Configurations

September 19, 2016Categories: IT, Tutorial
TL;DR : create a global gradle.properties file (in <HOME>/.gradle or GRADLE_USER_HOME if defined). Place there the system specific configuration. The other day I had the unpleasant surprise that Android Studio replicated my proxy settings into gradle.properties and got committed to Git…

Migrate Chromium and Keep all Settings

August 23, 2016Categories: IT, Tutorial
TL;DR : Backup App Data\Local\Chromium on your old machine, copy it to your new one and uncompress (in the same place), install Chromium, profit. With the migration to a new computer, I've managed to keep all my Chromium settings. The steps I did are the following: On the old computer Note the…

Install and Use Package Control Behind Proxy

August 22, 2016Categories: IT, Tutorial
TL;DR : Install Package Control manually. Add the proxy settings to the configuration file as described in step 2 below. Today I've had to install Sublime Text 3 again on a new computer. Package control didn't want to install due to my proxy settings (I was getting a 407 error code - Proxy…

Thou Shall Stop Reading

June 30, 2016Category: IT
I've caught myself reading about a subject matter (now, that's android ). I've been reading articles, documentation on new libraries, looking for inspiration on the net about UI... All for an app I'm upgrading with new functionality and looks. This is bad and I'll stop doing it after I tell you…

Replace a colour in an image with imagemagick

June 8, 2016Categories: IT, Tutorial
I had to change the colour of some monochrome icons for a personal project, from black to something else (i.e. not black). I've tried in python with PIL. Unfortunately, my attempts to use ImageOps failed miserably, because I'm working with RGBA images, not RGB :(. Of course, one could separate…
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