Category Archives: IT & Administration

Map the Apple key to Ctrl in Windows Boot Camp

Heavy computer users are familiar with keyboard shortcuts such as ctrl-c to “copy” and ctrl-v to “paste.” If you’re a Mac user and you switch back and forth from Windows to OS X often you’ve probably felt some pain using keyboard shortcuts. … Continue reading

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Downgrade PHP 5.3 to 5.2

Like many others, I recently upgraded my Production server to PHP 5.3. I’m not quite sure of the reason anymore. I think I was trying to integrate a PHP profiler that required something in 5.3. Whatever my original reason, after … Continue reading

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Installing Cassandra on Ubuntu Linux

Cassandra is a highly scalable, eventually consistent, distributed, structured key-value store. It’s an alternative to SQL if you don’t need relational data structures. The best part is it’s super fast, and distributed. The worst part is there’s not much documentation … Continue reading

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How to Update Ubuntu Hardy to PHP 5.2.9

First upgrade your software as is. >> sudo apt-get update >> sudo apt-get upgrade Then add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list file. >> sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable all deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib deb http://packages.dotdeb.org/ stable all Finally … Continue reading

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How to increase or decrease your Boot Camp partition

If you’re running Mac OS X and Boot Camp you may need to increase or decrease the size of your Microsoft Windows Boot Camp partition, depending on what great videos games are out for Windows at the time. 😉 To … Continue reading

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