Month: October 2011

Setup recurring Daylight Savings Time for clock on Cisco IOS

I’m not sure why, but when setting up new equipment I can never seem to remember the weeks which define the start and end of the Daylight Savings Time (DST) period for Canada.  I inevitably have to consult with the Internet to get the week number in March and November.    Daylight Savings Time (DST) – Canada Start – 2nd Sunday in March – 02:00 am Ends – 1st Sunday in November – 02:00 am Cisco IOS command clock summer-time zone recurring [{week} {day} {month} {hh:mm} {week | day | month | hh:mm} [offset]] clock summer-time ADT recurring 2 Sun Mar 2:00 1 Sun Nov...

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Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows 7

If you need an application to quickly and easily resize and compress large digital images to smaller e-transfer/web-friendly dimensions, the Image Resizer powertoy does a great job. If you used the Microsoft Image Resizer powertoy in Windows XP, this is the same idea for Windows 7.     The application integrates with Windows Explorer shell menus, allowing easy operations on one or multiple images with just a couple clicks.         Several options and sizes are available, including custom dimensions.     Version 2.1 generously contributed to the CodePlex open source community by Brice Lambson is available for download in 32-bit/64-bit versions for free here.  Distributed under Microsoft Public License...

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WordPress line breaks in Post edit

Was having a helluva time getting a single line break while editing posts.  Found this post on a WordPress support forum…from poster “moshu“…thanks for info man. “The OP is most likely using the stupid wysiwyg (ceterum censeo: it should be banned) and in that one hitting the Enter – starts a new paragpraph. Use Shift+Enter for linebreak (br) and Enter – for paragraph...

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WordPress custom permalinks issue writing to .htaccess on 1and1 Linux shared hosting

Not really a unique issue but an unexpected cause in this case.  I have a shared Linux server at 1and1 and was having a problem setting up the custom permalinks in WordPress.  I was trying to set the “Custom Structure” under “Settings | Permalinks” and was getting a write error regarding the .htaccess file, and a message advising me to manually update with the Mod Rewrite info neccessary to have prettier URLs than the default WordPress post #. Looking in the root directory for my WordPress install I found that I already had an .htaccess file owned by root.  I didn’t have the juice to make any changes to this file, nor could I delete it. I had previously created a “Protected Directory” via the 1and1 Control Panel while setting up WordPress, which had neccessarily created an .htaccess file to reference the login info.  When I removed the “Protected Directory” the locked-up .htaccess was deleted and I was able to create my own file and add the Mod Rewrite info to support Custom Permalinks....

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