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 […]

Food nutrient databases

October 6, 2017

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By Cris

Ever wonder what is in your food? Many countries have food nutrient databases that allow searching for macro- and micro-nutrient content of thousands of food ingredients or meals. Micro-nutrients are synonymous with trace minerals and elements. This group is also known to include vitamins. Nutrient reference value databases are useful for general self-directed research for […]

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 […]

Replace original masonry code in PinBin theme

August 28, 2016

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By Cris

Since the WP 4.6 update, PinBin’s masonry post arrangement no longer worked on my website. My solution was to remove the enqueued masonry js file in functions.php and replace with the following: wp_enqueue_script( ‘masonry’, ‘//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/masonry/3.1.2/masonry.pkgd.js’ ); As described on David DeSandro’s masonry homepage, he outlined the following initialization (among others) method. In PinBin’s index.html file, […]

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 […]