Category: How To

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Markdown to PDF: Making It a Painless Process

Markdown is so easy to write, and PDFs are so easy to pass around. So going from Markdown to PDF should be easy, right? Well, it took some doing, but here’s something that should help folks out with the process.

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Open Source Chat Server: A Slack Alternative

It’s been around for a while now, but I only recently discovered an open source chat program called Mattermost. I just got it up and running on a test server, and thought I’d share anything I learned in the process.

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IRC Password: Resetting One and Recovering a Lost Nick

Some of the IRC networks, like freenode, are trying to keep spammers out by requiring nickname registration. What if you forget it? Here’s how to reset one you’ve forgotten, and how to snag one that someone’s been camping on.

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Mount Google Drive for Remote Image Storage

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I’m running out of space on my really cheap web hosting provider. So I’m moving all of my images to Google Drive. Here’s how to mount Google Drive, and be able to share those images out on a website.

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Convert Markdown to PDF with Pandoc and LaTeX

I took a journey lately, trying to turn guides written with markdown into pdf files, and I did it with Pandoc and LaTeX.

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Select All Posts And Categories From A WordPress Database In MySQL

When you just want a list of everything you've posted on a Wordpress site, use this MySQL query.

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Integrate KCFinder with CKEditor in WordPress

Inserting images with Wordpress has almost ALWAYS been a pain in my backside.  I finally have a solution, and it's called KCFinder.  I got it working with CKEditor for Wordpress today, and so far it's awesome.  Here's how I did it.

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When You Can Not Empty Trash In Thunderbird With IMAP Folders

I had an empty folder.  I deleted it.  I emptied the trash.  It was still there, in the trash.  You too?  Here's how to get rid of it.

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Creating Product Images for Your Website With GIMP

Some people might want to take product images to put on their websites, but it's hard sometimes to make them look nice.  Feathered edges is an elegant touch, and here's how to do them.

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Moving Mail From One IMAP Server To Another

I can sum it up with this: What a bleeping pain in the bleeping bleeps.  But here's how I got mail copied from one postfix/dovecot server to another one.

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