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Stopping Javascript from resizing the window in Firefox

One of my pet hates on the internet is shopping sites which resize the window when you’re looking at a zoomed in image. Not all of us still use a windowed browser, in fact, most people now use…

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Combining two images with ImageMagick

To combine two images of the same size with ImageMagick, you simply do the following: The following will overlay overlay.png on top of output.png mogrify -draw "image SrcOver 0,0 0,0 ‘overlay.png’" output.pngmogrify -draw "image SrcOver 0,0 0,0 ‘overlay.png’"…

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Selective colour replacement with imagemagick

Selective colour replacement is easy from the command line with imagemagick. You can download imagemagick from http://www.imagemagick.org/ The following will replace all red (#FF0000) pixels with blue (#0000FF) convert sourceimage.png -fill "#FF0000" -opaque "#0000FF" destimage.pngconvert sourceimage.png -fill "#FF0000"…

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Deleting folders recursively

I needed recursively delete folders named .svn within a directory structure. The following will allow you dto do this from a command prompt: FOR /F "tokens=*" %G IN (‘DIR /B /AD /S .svn’) DO RMDIR /S /Q %GFOR…

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IIS 6- Setting up a write only FTP directory

So, you want to set up a write only ftp directory on IIS? One where you can upload files, but not list them? Easy…

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WordPress Super Cache plugin – Performance Benchmarking

I’ve been doing some performance tests on WordPress to see how much of a difference the WordPress Super Cache plugin made. It turns out that the plugin makes a huge difference.

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WordPress not sending emails on ubuntu – nrcpts=0

So, you’re using sendmail to try and send emails from php/wordpress and it’s not working? Are your mail logs (/var/log/mail.log) showing nrcpts=0 ?? Make sure the sendmail_path in your php.ini file (/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini) is set up correctly. It should…

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WordPress, Permalinks and 404 errors

This page has the permalink /2010/04/wordpress-permalinks-and-404-errors But internally its default URL is /?p=1495. Permalinks help people see the topic of a page before it’s visited and generally mean that search engines will rank them higher too. OK, so…

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DateTimeUTC – Version 1.1

I’ve been using DateTimeUTC for quite some time in batch files to get a nicely formatted date. This is the first major revision of DateTimeUTC where you can now add or subtract from the current date. This is…

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Enca binary compiled for 32 bit Windows

Enca is a (normally *nix) application which attempts to detect the text encoding of files. It’s only supplied as source which isn’t too helpful for windows users. Enca is particularly useful at guessing the encoding of text files…

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