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Tiplet: Recovering a 'ghost' domain in DirectAdmin

I added a domain name to an account on one of my DirectAdmin-managed servers yesterday, and when I came to tweak some of its settings a few hours later it had mysteriously disappeared from the domains list in the control panel! (I think this was due to a dirty restart of the core DirectAdmin program, but I'm still not 100% […]

Cleaning suede or nubuck shoes - what I've learnt

How a boxfresh Ronin should look... In autumn and winter, it gets wet outside! Suede and nubuck HATES water, mud, snow and rock salt to boot (natch). So, protect your shoes BEFORE you destroy them! Get some suede or nubuck protector spray, I mention some later in the article, and give your shoes a good treating before you step out. […]

Tiplet: Force Ejecting stuck DVDs from Macs

Once again, the MBP I (have to) use at work encountered a problem: OSX refused to eject a perfectly good audio CD from an external Lite-On DVD burner. I tried the usual things - dragging the disc icon to the Trash, right-clicking and choosing Eject... Nothing worked. Fortunately, the MacRumors Guides site had a page with some protips to help […]

Tiplet: Disabling PHP Safe Mode and open_basedir in DirectAdmin through the control panel

One of my many tasks on a daily basis is checking up on various web sites and the servers they're hosted on. I needed to disable Safe Mode for a WordPress but, for the life of me, I couldn't find an easy way to do it via the appropriate Reseller login. (I read a blog entry on lampdocs but a […]

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