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How to setup the MySQL data directory to be in your encrypted home folder on Ubuntu 14.04

Ubuntu has built in home folder encryption similar to OSX. I always turn on this feature on both OSs and have never experienced any perceptible performance hit. This guide shows one approach to migrating the MySQL data directory into the … Continue reading

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Grunt – for automating builds in Front End land

Grunt is a front end build tool I’ve used on the last several projects. It handles CSS / JavaScript minification, concatenation, and linting really well.  Some of my legacy projects use a combination of bash and Yahoo UI Compressor, which … Continue reading

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ReCaptcha getting hard to read, found streamlined substitute in FatFree

Recently implemented a Captcha field on a signup page.  So, to start with I looked around for a good plugin to handle this. ReCaptcha was the first one that popped up. ReCaptcha does support themeing, which is nice since the … Continue reading

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Building SysBench in Ubuntu 13.04

When trying to build SysBench 0.4.12 you may be getting an error like: /bin/sh ../libtool –tag=CC –mode=link gcc -pthread -g -O2 -o sysbench sysbench.o sb_timer.o sb_options.o sb_logger.o db_driver.o tests/fileio/libsbfileio.a tests/threads/libsbthreads.a tests/memory/libsbmemory.a tests/cpu/libsbcpu.a tests/oltp/libsboltp.a tests/mutex/libsbmutex.a drivers/mysql/libsbmysql.a -L/usr/local/mysql/lib/ -lmysqlclient_r -lrt -lm ../libtool: line … Continue reading

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The Art of Spreadsheet-Fu – tips for manipulating data with Excel, OpenOffice, or Google Drive Spreadsheets

This post demonstrates 5 examples of Spreadsheet-Fu to make quick work of menial data formatting tasks. Spreadsheet programs have useful functions built into them for string manipulation (concatenation, search and replace, formatting, etc).   It used to be just Excel and Open … Continue reading

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