Mac OS X 10.6.8 – x86 Legacy Apps

March 29, 2018

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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 MySQL 5.5 to 5.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

August 27, 2016

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By Cris

Does your SQL installation meet minimum requirements? The standard Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server installation installs MySQL 5.5 by default using the following command: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mysql-server However, certain new web applications and services require at least MySQL 5.6. This includes the latest version of Magento 2.0.4 Community Edition. After following a […]

Let’s Encrypt free SSLs – Apache on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

February 12, 2017

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By Cris

Thanks to the efforts of the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), the Let’s Encrypt project was developed and successfully launched! What does this mean for internet users? The Let’s Encrypt project provides server administrators with a “free, automated, and open certificate authority”. The recommended linux client is called certbot and offers full integration with apache […]

BMW e39 – 530i

September 16, 2016

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By Cris

The BMW e39 (M5) was dubbed the ‘fastest saloon on the planet’ in back in ’03. While the non-M 5-series variants can’t boast the same power output, they are still a joy to drive. To take care of your e39 can be rather easy if you only know where to look. In the upcoming series […]

Media query set

August 26, 2016

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By Cris

I’ve recently had to come up with a series of media queries to cover a handful of mobile device sizes. Feel free to use the following code under CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Sample code includes the following devices (note: P and L designate Portrait and Landscape respectively): Nexus 10 iPad (All) iPad mini iPhone 6 […]