Arduino Uno

August 5, 2017

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By Cris

What is Arduino? Arduino’s homepage describes it nicely: Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It’s an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. Want to build something? […]

Lenovo Y580

June 29, 2017

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By Cris

Lenovo Y580 Windows 10 Update with Driver Guide The Lenovo Y580 Laptop was released in 2012 and shipped with an OEM version Windows 7 Home Premium. When Microsoft started rolling out Windows 10, it offered a free upgrade to their latest O/S. Unfortunately, the Y580 (and many other) laptops featured many small conveniences like OneKey […]

Apache2, PHP and MySQL configuration files

October 8, 2016

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By Cris

Each component in a LAMP stack has its own configuration file. Apache 2 also has configuration files for virtual hosts (one for each site hosted), modules and additional configurations. In Ubuntu, the default installation locations are as follows: Apache 2 configuration file locations /etc/apache2/apache2.conf /etc/apache2/apache2/sites-available/ /etc/apache2/apache2/mods-available   PHP 5 configuration file location /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini MySQL 5 […]

Mac OS X 10.6.8 – x86 Legacy Apps

October 17, 2017

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By Cris

The Intel Core Duo and Solo processors used in the first generation MacBooks and MacBook Pros offered no 64-bit support. These are now no longer supported by Apple, nor by app developers – makes sense after 10 years. But what do you do if you still have one lying around? Well in the case of […]

How to upgrade php 5.5 to 5.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

January 22, 2017

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By Cris

Upgrade your server’s php installation from 5.5.x to 5.6.x on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS The standard Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server installation maintains PHP 5.5.x. Upgrading your PHP installation potentially speeds up your installation and provides the latest new features. Begin by adding Ondřej Surý’s newest (as of 2016) PPA repository and updating sources as follows: sudo […]