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Real Disks from Virtual Systems
- Last Updated : Monday, 01 April 2013
- Originally Posted : Friday, 29 March 2013
Virtual machines are great way of setting up a new operating system in a controlled and user-friendly environment. But before the virtual system can be used on real hardware the virtual disk image needs to be transformed into a hard disk partition.
Methods for transferring a virtual system image onto a hard disk are difficult to find and often somewhat tortuous. However there is a simple and quick procedure for doing this under the Ubuntu (and similar) operating system.
Phing Regex Replacement Notation
- Last Updated : Tuesday, 06 November 2012
- Originally Posted : Tuesday, 06 November 2012
I recently ran into a problem while putting together a phing build script for Joomla extensions. The need was to automatically update version numbers and dates in the PHP files and XML manifest files. The problem arose as I was using regex replacement functions to carry out the updating action.
Strip Metadata from Your Web Images
- Last Updated : Friday, 20 July 2012
- Originally Posted : Sunday, 15 July 2012
Publishing images straight from your camera to the web? You may be giving away more than you realise in the form of the metadata (EXIF etc.) buried within the image file. Not just the camera type and exposure settings, but with modern cameras you may be giving away the GPS coordinates of the the precious item your are shooting and much more besides. It's also really tedious to remove metadata picture by picture, but there is an easier and quicker way to do this with batches of images.
Play XAMPP "Happy Families" on Your PC
- Last Updated : Wednesday, 25 July 2012
- Originally Posted : Tuesday, 24 July 2012
XAMPP (http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html) is a great way of adding a LAMP stack to a Linux workstation for web design and development, coming as it does in packages covering a range of versions. However the XAMPP packages are designed to be installed in one specific location – /opt/lampp – making it next to impossible to use two or more versions on one PC. However there is a way to get members of the XAMPP family to live happily together…
The Missing Eclipse PDT Patch - Found!
- Last Updated : Tuesday, 17 July 2012
- Originally Posted : Wednesday, 11 April 2012
I have recently been updating the operating system on my workstation from 32-bit Ubuntu to the latest 64-bit version. This has necessitated re-installing the Eclipse PDT PHP programming environment using the matching 64-bit version. On installing Eclipse PDT and updating to the latest version of this software ("Indigo" SP2) I met an old bug – namely non-functioning menu and short-cut options to add in-line and block comments in the PHP code editor.