How to find your starred questions (favourites) in Stack Overflow

You can mark questions in the Stack Exchange network simply by clicking the little star icon. A yellow star means you’ve marked it as a favourite, a grey one means you haven’t. It’s a convenient bookmarking system. But where can you see a list of what you’ve starred? It’s not exactly obvious, so let me … Read more

How to override auto-detected Email Settings in iOS

The nature of any automation is that sometimes it just doesn’t work. Apple’s iOS is no exception. When you add a new email account on your iOS device, several mail providers’ settings can be auto detected. It’s there to make our lives easier so that we don’t have to add details for mail servers and ports … Read more

How to allow Passive FTP Connections in Plesk

A little while ago I’ve written an article about opening Passive FTP Ports specifically for using Plesk on Amazon AWS. Here’s a slightly more condensed version about how to do this on any server if you need it. Passive FTP ports are not open by default when you install Plesk. To make it happen we … Read more

How to quit vi without saving your changes

It just occurred to me that even though I know my way around vi fairly well, I never had to quit it without saving my changes. Usually I just go back in and overwrite my mistakes. Today I did something though that wasn’t as easy to eliminate: instead of pasting an IP address, I accidentally … Read more

How to control SELinux in CentOS and Fedora

SELinux – when installed – can take on one of three modes: Enforcing Permissive Disabled To check which mode SELinux is running on, we can use either sestatus for a more detailed output, or simply getenforce for a one liner: sestatus SELinux status: enabled SELinuxfs mount: /sys/fs/selinux SELinux root directory: /etc/selinux Loaded policy name: targeted … Read more

How to find and replace in MySQL with phpMyAdmin

Sometimes you need to replace a string in your database with another string, and it can be rather tedious to plough through a large table manually. Thankfully MySQL can execute raw queries such as find and replace. This comes in handy if you’ve moved a WordPress installation to another URL: you only need to tweak … Read more