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Updated posts

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 | En Español

While right now this looks like a regular blog, the idea of this website is to have a series of articles about different subjects, and yes, maybe a little blog updated occasionally, but mostly articles, and some of them can definitely be expanded.


Categories: Announcements

Making better use of the Caps Lock key in Linux

Monday, November 15, 2010 | En Español

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.


Categories: Commands, FOSS, KDE, Linux

On life, this website, the author, and other thoughts before the day is over

Sunday, November 07, 2010 | En Español

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.


Categories: Thoughts

My most used htaccess settings

Sunday, November 07, 2010 | En Español

The file .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 <Directory> 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.


Categories: Apache, FOSS, PHP

Synchronizing folders with rsync

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 | En Español

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.


Categories: Commands, FOSS, Linux, rsync