Enable TRIM support on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8

November 28, 2017

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By Cris

With the introduction of solid state drives (SSDs), Apple began enabling TRIM support only on its OEM supplied drives to ensure a predictable compatibility with the TRIM protocol as some 3rd party drives weren’t fully supported. To manually override and enable this feature on a new SSD supporting a proper implementation of TRIM, the following […]

How to upgrade php 5.6 to 7.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

October 27, 2017

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By Cris

Upgrade your server’s php installation from 5.6.x to 7.0.x on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Continuing with the php upgrading series, this guide will show you how to bring your standard Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server installation to 7.0.x. The 7-series PHP releases focus on speed. You can read about the latest new features. Begin by adding ‘s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

jQuery masonry breaks in PinBin WP Theme | Fixed

August 23, 2016

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By Cris

jQuery Masonry breaks {Fixed}   Update! 23.08.2016 – The latest WP 4.6 update broke the layout again. I’ve since replaced PinBin‘s included masonry js code with the current masonry.js from the original author and loaded it up in PinBin. I noticed that the jQuery masonry breaks its layout on a page load, following a recent […]