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All posts for the month January, 2009

When installing Linux I always create a separate partition for my home folder. The main reason for this is that a reinstall of the operating system does not necessarily have to affect my home folder. On Linux this is a very simple task done during the installation process, but Os X does not offer the ability to do this during the install. Never the less it is still a simple task.

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How to successfuly move a WordPress blog from one location (url/server) to another (LAMPP installation). This includes, making a complete backup of the filesystem and database, creating a new database and a user for your blog, and finally change settings and content to apply to your new installation. Installing the OS, web server software and so on is not in the scope.

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Ever felt a bit tired of the same old Leopard desktop? Yesterday I started to fool around to see what possibilities Apple has left “open” to the users to change with out too much hastle. The result of this research is that it is not much, but a few tweeks to the dock and menubar made my desktop brand new and now with a “Gears Of War” theme. This is a summary of what I did.

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I just installed Oracle XE following the instructions I got from here. After the installation I was unable to successfully log into the Database Home page. It told me: Invalid Login Credentials. This seams to be a common problem with the Linux installation. The solution is all though very simple and is shown under “post installation tasks” at the end of this post.

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