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Backup service


Excel Tricks and Tips

How to make angle titles

How to download youtube videos using VLC

    1. Find a video on YouTube—like this one—and copy the URL from the address bar.
    2. In VLC, head to Media > Open Network Stream.
    3. Paste the YouTube link in the box and click Play.
    4. Under Tools, click Codec Information.
    5. In the box that says Location, right-click the block of text and click Select All. Copy this text to your clipboard.
    6. Go back to your browser and paste the link in the address bar. This will open the source file directly on YouTube's servers.
    7. Right-click the video as it plays and select Save Video As.


Microsoft XML Notepad

Remote Support


Dell Servers

Look up Dell PowerEdge model here

2850 Server Specs

2800 Server Specs

Updating ISPConfig 2

See this for temporary code change

Last install I had to add an ftp server for the upgrade, then remove the same server once complete.

Netbook Stuff

Netbook stuff

Web Stuff


su - root

the dash gets roots profile

visudo gives the sudo file.

Web configuration notes

Dealing with the error an unknown filter was not added: PHP

Fedora Upgrade with Yum info

Using PreUpgrade

Yum Update FAQ

Upgrading with YUM

If yum says 'No Packages marked for Update' try this:

you need to do a yum clean all #(to reset fastmirror and get the correct package info.
It would also help to do a yum update yum first. to get a deplist bug fix)
then yum update

Enable nightly yum updates:
su -c '/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 yum-cron on; /sbin/service yum-cron start'

Perfect Server FC12---See Step 16 before running ISPConfig setup

Web Stuff

WC3 Compliant Browser

Updating phpbb

See the 'Webserver' folder on the local windows machine for a readme file.

Security Stuff


Aide Manual



some root configurations

    Setting directory and File Permissions Script
    find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
    find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

Delete all copies of 'xmlrpc.php' on the system.

netstat -pantu

netstat -tanpu


Reporting abuse

Every IP address has an owner. If your firewall log does not include this information, visit whois lookup to look up what ISP owns that address. A report would need to be e-mailed to abuse@domain. For example, our address is, AOL's would be, and AT&T WorldNet's would be

Please forward all intrusion attempts with proper firewall documentation as outlined below to the appropriate ISPs Abuse Department.

1. Provide a brief, general description of the network abuse incident 2. Include all logs or information relevant to the incident, ensure the logs contain: a. Date of incident

  	b.  Time of incident and time zone
  	c.  Source Internet protocol (IP) address or host name
  	d.  Destination IP address or host name
  	e.  Destination port


mysqldump -u USERNAME -p DATABASE > dumpfile.sql

mysql -u username -p --database=db < cal.sql

Optimization mysqlcheck -Aa -u root -p

Name-Based SSL Virtual Hosting

link to ssl info

Archived web stuff


Shell Stuff


Change ISPConfig IP

Original site

When you move your hosting server to another ISP or even just change its IP address, you have to update all configuration regarding IP in ISPConfig. Below is my log.

  1. Change distribution specific network settings. system-config-network
      Don't forget Service Network Restart.
  2  Change the ISPConfig IP setting then click 'save' for each website.
  3. Change settings of Apache in /etc/apache2/vhosts.
     perl -pi -e 's/999.100.0.1/999.100.1.1/g' /etc/apache2/vhosts/Vhosts_ispconfig.conf
  4.Change IP in MySQL database.
     mysql -uroot -p 
     Then execute a query.
     Make sure all the IPs are updated:  select * from isp_isp_domain;
     If changes are necessary, can use:  (but the save, step 2 above should have 
     updated these already.)
     update isp_isp_domain set domain_ip = '' where domain_ip = '';
  5. Change IP in ISPConfig admin interface.
         * Management -> Server -> Settings
    All done. Note that I was changed 999.100.0.1 to 999.100.1.1.

Find text Commands

    Find text in files from this directory down:
    find . -exec grep "stuff" '{}' \; -print
    This signals 'success' for the first occurrence and the system continues searching for the next file.
    find . -exec grep -q "stuff" '{}' \; -print
    find . -exec grep -ilq "stuff" {} \; -print  --this one ignores cAsE and prints filename and goes on to next file.

Time Zones

Time Zones


.htaccess information

Spam Assassin Updates

  sa-update && service spamassassin restart

sa update


Postfix stuff

Spam and attachment filtering

    If fashion mail is not working, look at
    and delete the domain from the local list

Internet Stuff

Add a URL to google

VXML Specification W3C


Using phpmyvisits

pls insert the script into the index.php file under your template folder, right before </body> tag. You can check whether each page contains the script by looking at page sources.



Managing Services in Linux

Managing services and runlevels


binhex info




Unix Computer Clock

   * Set the current system date/time, using the date command
         o date MMDDhhmm
         o date 
   * Set the hardware clock to system clocks time using hwclock
         /sbin/hwclock --systohc 
   * /etc/sysconfig/clock
         sets whether the hardware clock is stored as UTC or local time.

Brother HL-4070CDW

Fooling the empty toner sensor

Reset toner

1. With power on, open the toner access main door (You will get a "door open" message in the LCD.)
2. Hit the "Clear/Back" button and... ta-dah!!! you go right to the Toner Reset Menu?(cue Vienna Boy's
choir sounds here).
3. Using the up ^ Down > "Search" arrow buttons, you can then scroll through reset options for each
of the printer's [4] toner cartridges!

Code: B. = black; C. = cyan; M. = magenta and Y. = yellow

4. For each for these cartridges is the option to reset for low yield = S (small?) or High Yield = H
5. Using the number keypad, select option #1 (to reset each to the size you have installed.
6. Hit the "Clear/Back" button to get out of the menu, close door ad the problem is FINALLY solved.

Windows Stuff

XP Command line Commands

How to slipstream Windows XP with a service pack

Making a bootable USB


Change Windows Default Owner and Organization

Making Windows footprint smaller

Windows Tweaks, Tips and Tricks

Web Traffic

Web Traffic Site

Training and education

W3 Schools-Free!!