Wahl-Eversharp Skyline Yellow Cab Edition

November 27th, 2014 No comments »

My new 1995 Wahl-Eversharp Skyline, Yellow Cab Edition. Don’t have the box or that little tin Taxi cab with it, but I still have some nice pictures within.

Adding Google Sitemap CPanel Firewall Exception

August 5th, 2014 No comments »

If you’ve had any experience with installing Google Sitemap Generator on a Cpanel/WHM based server then you may have run into an issue where port 8181 is not accessible. This is how to get it to work using CSF on a CPanel/WHM server.

Configuring Nginx for Nibbleblog 4.0.3

July 25th, 2014 No comments »

Within is a revised Nginx configuration to utilize friendly urls in NibbleBlog 4.0.3.

Jinhao 599 Model Differences

July 20th, 2014 No comments »

The Jinhao 599 is one of the few popular Lamy Safari clone. However there are a few different ones. Within are some pictures and explanations on what make them different from one another.

Review Jinhao 599 (Metal) in Lime Green

July 16th, 2014 No comments »

Another inexpensive pen reviewed. A Jinhao 599 in the early metal version that attempts to copy the look of a Lamy Safari. For under 10 USD I was pleasantly surprised with how smooth and reliability it wrote. Plenty of pictures within.

Review: Jinhao 250 (Steel/Gold)

May 12th, 2014 No comments »

Something new for this site. As part of my new hobby of using fountain pens, I’ve been given a review sample of a Jinhao 250 in Stainless Steel with a Gold Trim. I’ve reviewed it along with some detailed pictures and a two week followup.

Twitter Timeline Feed with PHP & JSON

April 14th, 2013 No comments »

I have had my share of users needing help fixing broken implementations with twitter on their own website, such as pulling from an incorrect url, or using the incorrect twitter API format. Most of the time they are pulling the XML response, but twitter offers a much nicer format that works rather well with PHP; JSON.

Allowing secure WordPress Updates with SSH2

April 2nd, 2013 No comments »

So you want to be able to do automatic updates and plugin/theme installations, but you don’t want to leave your files wide open, or give your unprivileged PHP process too much access around the clock. This guide shows you how to set up wp-config.php with SSH specifically for php use only.

Updated Nginx rules for New W3TC

April 2nd, 2013 No comments »

If you have previously used the W3TC disk-enhanced rules for nginx, you may find that the newest version of W3 Total Cache no longer works with these rules. This new set of rules includes support for W3TC’s own gzipped file naming.

GeoIPLookup: Geolocation from the CLI

November 29th, 2012 No comments »

If you have your own server or use a Linux/BSD desktop at home there’s little reason why you can’t just quickly do a GeoIP lookup from the command line. Here’s how to install it on Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS and FreeBSD along with a trick or two.