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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Vote Komodo for the New7Wonders of Nature

vote for komodo and put this widget in your web/blogs to show your support



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denny on IT ; let's doIT
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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Archlinux faster boot

one great thing about archlinux is the rc.conf which simplify services configuration a lot.

instead of messing with lots lots of rc.X files, you only need to configure one single file for all bootup process.

also, this way, you have full control which services should startup first and which services can start later.

i move kdm service to start earlier so that i can have X starts while other services starts in background.
this is how i arrange the services/daemons:
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng @network hal wicd kdm netfs crond laptop-mode compcache)

or, you could also put a lot of @ in front of each service so it starts in background, as more Arch user use like this:
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng @network hal wicd @netfs @crond @laptop-mode @compcache kdm)

how is yours arranged?

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Friday, February 05, 2010

minimal KDE / KDEmod on Archlinux

if you follow the instruction on kdemod installation, we're told to do 'pacman -S kdemod-minimal' to install minimal KDE.

but that need to download over 400Megs packages and that does not seems minimal for me. coz the Archlinux KDE minimal install, only need much much smaller packages:
pacman -S kdebase-workspace kdebase-konsole

so i guess, i can do the same thing with kdemod. which i did:
pacman -S kdemod-kdebase-workspace kdemod-kdebase-konsole

now, that's what i called a minimal install.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

offloading wpmu themes and plugins to cdn, fast & easy, without plugins

one of many ways to speed up your wpmu is by offloading your themes and plugins url to CDN.


there are many plugins to let you do this. you can also use htaccess to rewrite all your /wp-content url to cd.

but i just found out, you can do it very easily without any plugins or htaccess rewrite. just edit your wp-config.php like this:

define( 'WP_CONTENT_URL', 'http://your.cdn.host/wp-content');
define( 'WPMU_PLUGIN_URL', 'http://your.cdn.host/wp-content/plugins');

that's all it.
now all your wp-content and plugins url will be change to your.cdn.host and no cost for htaccess rewrite or plugins processing.

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tips & tricks on computers and gadgets
denny on IT ; let's doIT
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