Archive for the ‘internet, web design & development’ Category

If you’ve lost your star button used to make a bookmark in Firefox then here’s how to find it. Edit: similar issue with Win XP. Firefox bookmarks star is missing Where’s it gone!? I’m in the process of uploading a video howto but for now … [see end of post] Learn your hotkeys! It really […]

Access controls mean my website runs as a user that can’t create a directory that is writable by the server; here’s how I fixed it with reference to Updraftplus plugin for Wordpress. This fix should work generally.

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Have I found the Sang Real of wifi adapters for my Linux box? It looks like it! Plug and play wifi for Ubuntu It just works. My ISP offered an updated router and the old one was only just holding it together and giving us some pretty poor speeds. The problem really was the RJ11 […]

How to make Digikam’s built-in Facebook upload work again. Digikam/KIPI plugin Facebook export Error due to bug There’s a bug (319252) in the latest KIPI plugins – which Digikam and others use for exporting photos to Facebook (FB). When you attempt to connect to your FB account usually you’re presented with a browser window with […]

Thunderbird interaction log Record HTTP, IMAP and SMTP connection details Simple one-liner (well 3 in 1) to enable logging for Mozilla Thunderbird on Linux (I’m using Kubuntu 12.10 Quantal at the moment): export NSPR_LOG_MODULES=timestamp,imap:5,smtp:5,nsHttp:5,nsHostResolver:5; export NSPR_LOG_FILE=~/tmp/imap$(date +%s).log; thunderbird

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Lower than possible MTU is suboptimal, higher is flaky and may break networking completely. How to find the right value? Just ping it? Simple command line Here’s a slightly time intensive way that uses a tool you should already have at hand, ping. ping -M do -c 8 -v -n 8.8.8.8 -s 1464 Ping sends […]

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