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Running Diablo 2 on OS X Lion

Running Diablo 2 on OS X Lion

I upgraded my Macs to OS X Lion a few days ago and have been very pleased with all the new features. But when the nephews came vistiing today and wanted to play a local LAN game of Diablo 2, all we got was … Ooops! As it turns out, Blizzard had, a few days ago, posted some information regarding OS X Lion not being able to run their classic games, including Diablo 2! Diablo 2 was released for Macs…

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How to update iOS on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

How to update iOS on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

I couldn’t find anything similar on Apple’s support site, so I thought I’d do up a quick tutorial for iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad users who have no idea how to go about getting the latest and greatest software updates on their devices. 🙂 In this tutorial, we are updating an iPhone to iOS version 4.3.4 Step 1 Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to your computer using the cable. Step 2 In…

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KnowledgeTree speed on VPSes

KnowledgeTree speed on VPSes

I was trying out KnowledgeTree 3.7.0.2 (Community Edition) on 3 different virtual private servers just to see how they fare  with “heavy” websites, and here’s how they perform generating a page of 20 items. All VPSes are 512MB instances running on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS . APC Hosting (Virtuozzo) Request created in 17.190s Rackspace Cloud Server (Xen) Request created in 0.446s Club Uptime (OpenVZ) Request created in 0.299s The most ironic thing is that the above VPSes are listed in order…

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Debian Lenny to Squeeze upgrade

Debian Lenny to Squeeze upgrade

Debian 6 i.e. “Squeeze” was released almost a month ago. Although there are still about 11 months more before Debian 5 “Lenny” is no longer supported, I figured I would upgrade one Debian Lenny Xen-based VPS hosted on a Rackspace Cloud,  currently functioning as an OpenLDAP server, as a weekend project. The upgrade steps were straightforward: 1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and change all instances of lenny to squeeze. 2. Run the following commands in succession in terminal sudo apt-get update sudo…

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Unattended updates on CentOS

Unattended updates on CentOS

Having recently had to clean up after the Exim4 vulnerability that did not get patched on a server in time, one of the first things I do on a new VPS is set up automatic unattended updates. The steps are clearly documented for Debian/Ubuntu, but for CentOS it was a little harder to find the information. Here are the steps: In a terminal session run yum install yum-updatesd Next you need to edit /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf and edit the following lines to…

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WordPress updates without FTP login prompts

WordPress updates without FTP login prompts

One gripe I have about running WordPress on a VPS is that it keeps prompting me to enter the FTP password every time I do an update. As it turns out, you can save your FTP login credentials in wp-config.php so that you never get asked again! Simply add the following lines to wo-config.php // ** FTP SETTINGS FOR AUTO-UPDATE ** // define(‘FTP_HOST’, ‘YOUR-HOSTNAME-HERE’); define(‘FTP_USER’, ‘YOUR-FTP-USERNAME’); define(‘FTP_PASS’, ‘YOUR-FTP-PASSWORD’); Remember to change the values above accordingly.