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Of mice and computer setups

Recently I have been pondering the history of my personal computing. Past, present and future hardware and peripherals. As such, I am writing a few notes here and posting a few links there for such time in the future when I can truly flesh out this history of JD’s computing 🙂 Computing setups Early days – various 286, 386, 486 and Pentium computers that my dad used for work… some of my favs: Compaq 486C and a Dell with a

Canceled Amazon mom, still receiving emails

Quite some time ago I signed up for Amazon mom and subsequently canceled it. Now I still receive an occasional email from them (despite my cancellation). Therefore, in an effort to clean up my inbox ;-), I sent the following message to Amazon… we shall see how they respond! TRANSCRIPT: Hello, I canceled my Amazon Mom Membership yet I continue to receive emails about it. Specifically the emails are from store-news@amazon.com and when I go to the URL listed for

Hardware toolkit for reparing laptops, phones, computers

If you work on computers a lot then you know how important it can be to have the right tool for the job. 🙂 Thankfully, most computer upgrade tasks are handled with fairly common tools, but if you happen to have a particularly difficult upgrade/repair task ahead of you it might be worth checking out a comprehensive toolkit such as this one: I have the utmost respect for iFixit as they do a phenomenal job of teardowns and takeaparts. However,

Changing the php file upload limit in Funtu Linux

To increase the PHP upload limit on a Funtoo based server, I needed to adjust these two settings in php.ini: php_value upload_max_filesize 15M php_value post_max_size 15M More related resources: upload – Changing upload_max_filesize on PHP – Stack Overflowhttp://stackoverflow.com/questions/1122418/changing-upload-max-filesize-on-php<?php ini_set(‘upload_max_filesize’, ’10M’); echo ini_get(‘upload_max_filesize’), “, ” , ini_get(‘post_max_size’) I end up with: Changing the php file upload limit in Ubuntu Linux | miscellaneous.debrishttp://www.miscdebris.net/blog/2008/04/14/changing-the-php-file-upload-limit-in-ubuntu-linux/sudo nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini search for “upload_max_filesize” with Ctrl-W and change “2M” to “20M”. Save the file with Ctrl-O and exit…

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