How frequently do we really use the Caps Lock key?, This is one of the best positioned keys in our keyboard, as it rests next to the A key, however, in this space we have this Caps Lock key that we seldom utilize. For those who type without looking at the keyboard it is an even more important space, as it is readily available with a minor movement of the left pinky. I am sure that there are people who do utilize it in a daily basis, but it is my understanding that this is a minority.
But this can be easily changed in Linux. And believe me, you wont regret this change once you grow accustomed to it. For a Vim user there is no question about what to do with this key, we can swap it for the Escape key, or turn it into a second Escape key, although I personally didn't want to lose the functionality so I just swapped it. Other possible uses are to turn it into another Backspace key, or into a Control key, we can even give it the functionality of a multimedia key.
Contrary to popular opinion, I am not a robot (and I certainly can not use invisibility and teleportation, I am just sort of stealthy when I walk and usually people is very distracted). I am, as I am sure most people are, just a person who more often than not have no idea of what is going on with his life. I am also a very reserved person, I am not really into talking about (or writing about) my personal life, which is why this web site is ridden with technical how-to's, and chances are, that technical posts will continue being the predominant content of this website for the foreseeable future, although I have to admit that my foresight appears to be flawed since two years ago.
.htaccess allows us to change some of the settings
of a server for a particular directory and it's subdirectories. While it
is preferable to make this type of configurations in the server
configuration file itself by the use of a
section, sometimes we simply don't have access to this configuration
file, specially when we have a shared hosting account. Most shared
hosting providers allows us to make changes to the behavior of the
server only in this way.
In this post I cover the basics of
rsync, in preparation
for a subsequent post that will cover backups and it's use in
conjunction with cronjobs to automatize the backup process. From the
copying and synchronization of local files and folders, to it's use for
transfer information among computers. Its use
as a daemon when SSH is unavailable was moved to it's own section.