Restoring a LiveUSB in Linux

Have you ever made a LiveUSB to boot a Linux distro and found when formatting the usb disk space is lost. For example I made a LiveUSB on a 4GB usb drive and when I formatted it on a Windows machine it only made 4MB available. I was stumped for awhile as to why but then I realized there was partitions that needed to be formatted back to a FAT compatible file system. So let Read more…

Working with PHP functions

Recently, I ran across a problem which required a bit more planning and thought. The problem was as follows, there’s a website with several pages and on each page I wanted to display a unique “hero” image at the top. This way every page you visited had it’s own hero image and was unique. Now as of yet this doesn’t sound all that complicated, it’s actually incredibily easy to solve. But things got a bit Read more…

CKEditor and FCKFinder How To Integrate with single sessions in PHP.

I recently had the opportunity to work with CKEditor for a project at my job. CKEditor had already been incorporated into a web project and was quite popular with the staff who used it. Though the current installed version was lacking some features that members of our staff needed. The features they requested included: a file browser and enhanced text editing (left, right, center, justify). Some of these features were simple to install all I Read more…

Installing Java 7 and MySQL JDBC Connector

I recently had to setup an Ubuntu 14.04 server with Java and the MySQL JDBC connector. Here’s the steps I took… First Add this PPA in Ubuntu to be able to install Java Oracle 7 sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update Second Install Java Oracle 7 sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer (You can add the -set-default flag to set this version of Java as default). Third Set JAVA_HOME Java Home environment variable Read more…

Fixing RSS on Velox theme (Ghost theme)

In the last post I got Ghost and Github pages setup. It is working great but I quickly stumbled upon a tiny problem. There was no direct way to view my RSS feed. So I dug around a bit and learned how RSS works on Ghost blogs. Basically there is a some code on the default theme (casper) for Ghost that control the RSS functions. Here is what I found when I dug in the Read more…

Ghost and Github Pages

I had been searching for a fun way to learn new skills and centralize my online presence. Awhile ago I stumbled upon Ghost which is a blogging platform built around the idea that blogging platforms should be for blogging. That’s not a direct quote but that’s how I see the Ghost platform. Long story short I wanted to use Ghost but currently I’m on a tight budget. Though they have really cheap plans offered by Read more…