New Toy for the Office

Christmas is coming, and so is the end of the year. I need to spend some money on my business so i don’t get taxed to hell like I did last year. So, I upgraded my office computer. I’m currently working on a 2yr old HP dv8000 amd turion laptop. it’s had its hay day.… Continue reading New Toy for the Office

Getting the Big “Oops” from a Server

I had some minor problems with xCache recently that ended up causing segfaults in my apache install. I had left my SSH putty session open last night and didn’t check my laptop before I trecked into the office this morning (yes, some of us bloggers still have 9-5’s). When I got to work, I noticed… Continue reading Getting the Big “Oops” from a Server

xCache is More Trouble than it’s Worth

Two servers and a just about every option variation later, I’ve officially given up on xCache. The first round of problems involved caching config files and forms that needed to be updated all the time. I made exclude rules for those, and eventually it just got too long and became way too tedious to restart… Continue reading xCache is More Trouble than it’s Worth

Restart Windows via Remote Desktop

Ever try to restart a machine via remote desktop? I just ran into it for the first time tonight. I generally deal with linux servers and don’t ever RDP into them. Tonight, I needed to reboot a windows server. No “shutdown” exists on the Start menu. Even on the task manager, there’s no shutdown option.… Continue reading Restart Windows via Remote Desktop

Intro to CURL with PHP

CURL is a command-line style function to send data via a URL. WikiPedia has a more detailed article on what it is and does. Preface – your php installation on your server must be CURL-enabled. You can download the CURL package for free. This article assumes your server is ready to go. While CURL is… Continue reading Intro to CURL with PHP

Invision Power vs. vBulletin re-visited

It’s been a year and a half since I first left my impressions on the two systems. My original post received a lot of negative responses from both communities. I was called an IPB fanboy at vBulletin.org, and I was called a vB lover at IPB’s customer forums. I guess you can’t win :shrug: Things… Continue reading Invision Power vs. vBulletin re-visited

Google AdSense to Release new Feature – Manage Ads

Google is releasing a new program shortly that lets you manage your ad units all from within the AdSense portal. It will be rolled out in phases, most likely starting with their top producers and trickling down like most of their new features. What does this mean for publishers? It let’s you paste one ad… Continue reading Google AdSense to Release new Feature – Manage Ads