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  • Posted on November 29, 2016

Process Incoming Mail with PHP Script with Exim

Does your web application allow people to email a unique e-mail address to perform actions on your site? If not, it’s a great feature to add and can be immensely powerful. The possibilities are endless, but a few common examples of this include customer support systems, posting to social media, or adding tasks to a to-do list. With the To-do List application example, users will send messages to a generated e-mail address that is unique to their account.
  • Posted on July 29, 2015

Windows 10 Release First Thoughts

Today I was able to get Windows 10 right when it hit July 29th, the first day of Windows 10’s release. I was the “lucky” few who got it first, mostly because I found a way to force it to download without waiting for Microsoft. To force Winndows 10 to download, navigate to microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and download and run the tool. After a large download over WiFi and a kinda long install I got Windows 10 working in about an hour or two.
  • Posted on July 29, 2015

Windows 10 Hide Search Bar

Windows 10 comes with a large search bar on the Task Bar of your computer. For me, I believe this search bar takes up too much space. There are three different views you can have the search bar set to, “Hidden”, “Icon Only”, and “Show Search Box”. I personally prefer the “Icon Only” option. Follow the steps below to adjust the appearance of the search box. If you would also like to disable Web Searches while using the search bar, you can follow my other tutorial about Disabling Web Results in Windows 10.
  • Posted on July 29, 2015

Windows 10 Disable Web Search

With the recent release of Windows 10 and a lot of changes with it, finding the settings you want may be difficult. In this post I’ll describe how to disable the Web Search settings that appear in the Start Menu. First, to search from the start menu, all you have to do is start typing. There is no button inside the Start Menu to show a search bar. The task bar by default has a Search Bar that you can hide or make it show only an icon to start searching.
  • Posted on July 15, 2015

Todoist App for Linux

Todoist is a free todo list service that works on many different platforms. You can have it on Android, Apple Phones, Windows, inside software such as Thunderbird and Postbox, and just access it through their website. But there is no native app for Linux, but there is a work around if you use Google Chrome. Todoist offers a chrome extension, but all it does is add a button to your browser to view your Todoist tasks.
  • Posted on July 11, 2015

Google Music Unlimited Review

Nearly four weeks ago, I signed up for Google Music Unlimited to give it a try. I was about to start a new website project, so there was no better time to test out a music streaming service than now. Reading about Google Music from their signup page makes it sound great compared to Pandora. You are able to seek through songs, perform as many skips as you would like, and you can even play any song you want.
  • Posted on July 6, 2015

LUbuntu Keyboard Shortcuts (Openbox)

Inside of LUbuntu there is no graphical program that comes packaged to edit keyboard shortcuts of your computer. But luckily, all of the keyboard shortcuts are stored in an easy to modify XML file. At the time of writing this post (Openbox 3.5.2), there is one somewhat annoying behaviour, in which you can’t set single-key keyboard shortcuts and I doubt this feature will change in the future. Navigate to the folder ~/.
  • Posted on March 23, 2015

Fun Twitter Accounts for Computer Geeks

Computer geeks need a good laugh sometimes, and there is no better place than Twitter. Twitter is a gold mine of funny accounts that reach all parts of life and work. Either it’s an account about an inexperienced web designer that tweets out all of the things you did the first year on the job, or a server that is so depressed because the system administrators have no idea what they are doing.
  • Posted on February 27, 2015

C Get MP4 Duration

I was recently working on a program that needed to get the duration of MP4 files and I really didn’t want to call an external program like ffprobe and parse the output. The code as it’s currently standing is below, but maybe the information along side it may be more useful. Now, this code isn’t 100% accurate and I coded it only for speed, lower IO usage and the videos I had to parse all were encoded under the same conditions.
  • Posted on February 21, 2015

PHP - Check if Production or Sandbox

When developing a site, it’s usually best to work on it on a local sandbox (development) server. This will allow you to quickly test the site without having to upload the files. Also, when working on a sandbox server, you have full control of the software that is running. This lets you test the code on various platforms, servers, PHP versions, and all sorts of other stuff. But there is a down side to working on a local server, it’s that when you are finished you usually have to modify the configuration file and maybe a few other files so that it will work on the production server.