It seems like Apples new Operating System – Snow Leopard is having issue with Norton AntiVirus 11. It seems to install fine, but wont open correctly. I suggest holding off installing Norton AV until an update is released. I have also heard that VirusScan and VirusBarrier are having some issues in Snow Leopard as well.
A friend recently asked how to upgrade his Joomla with an updated patched tar.gz file from the Joomla site. He was using cPanel at his hosting company. I figured if he wasn’t this might benefit others as well.
Identify Joomla Version Currently Installed:
1. Log into your Joomla CMS site (via the admin)
2. On the top right hand corner it will tell you the version number. (Make note of this)
Download Current Joomla Patch File:
1. Go to Jooma.org
2. Then click the link that says (Download other Joomla 1.5.x packages »)
3. Find the patch that shows the version you have that updates to the current version (for example: Joomla_1.5.11_to_1.5.14-Stable-Patch_Package.tar.gz)
4. Download the file
Backup Current Joomla Install
1. Log in to your websites cPanel interface
2. Click the “File Manager” icon
3. Navigate to the folder above where Joomla is installed
4. Check the box for the folder (which contains all the files for Joomla)
5. Click the Compress button
6. Select tar.gz (make note of the destination folder)
7. Click Compress
After a minute or so you will now have a compressed copy of your joomlas install folder.
Install Updated Joomla Patch File
1. Open up your FTP client
2. Log in to your website
3. Navigate to the the folder where Joomla is actually installed
4. Upload the patched Joomla installer into the folder
5. Open your cPanel window
6. Go back to the “File Manager”
7. Navigate to the patched Joomla installer you uploaded via FTP, and check the box next to it.
8. Click extract
9. After a few seconds the files should be extracted
Lastly, login to your Joomla admin, refresh the page and the version number should no be updated.
Well, its been a few months since we had U-Verse installed. I figured I would take some time to state my thoughts…
The U-Verse system replaced 6mb DSL / Bellsouth Phone Service and Dish Network TV service. Installation took a few hours to complete. When everything was finished I was rather impressed…
A few days later my thoughts started to change. The internet speed started to decrease, and well the TV service was less than spectacular. The main DVR box started freezing a few times a day. It seemed that the service continued to degrade on a daily basis.
To make a long story short… We ended up having AT&T come out no less than 6 times. They ended up replacing all the DVRs, some of the wiring and many of the connections. They also replaced some of the components on the side of my house and at the box down the block from my house.
Slowly but surely the service has started – mind you only now started to become a little more stable. My wife however is so frustrated if she had it her way we would use the DVR as a target at the shooting range.
Recently, AT&T released a new DVR update, I think the update has really made a difference. The DVR no longer freezes every hour or so.
If you are techy and really dont mind some bugs. Its a nice service. Specially for the internet. But if you really get annoyed by bugs I would recommend holding back a year or so.
I really haven’t had many problems with the internet anymore so I can definitely vouch for the net service. I get about 20mb down and almost 2mb up.
Some hosts for whatever reason mess with the auto update feature of WordPress. If you are one of those unlucky people. There is a fix, and it’s very easy to implement.
How To Get WordPress to Save your FTP Details
1. FTP into your WordPress install
2. Open: wp-config.php
3. Add the following:
// ** FTP SETTINGS FOR AUTO-UPDATE ** //
I put mine directly below:
/** The Database Collate type. Don’t change this if in doubt. */
4. Save the file
5. Upload (if needed)
I was scrubbing the internets a few nights ago and stumbled upon a way to Tweet from the Terminal. Here is a simple way to get started. Please note this method is not the most secure, since you have to hard code a script with your user / pass.
How To Use Twitter from Terminal
1. In Terminal type:
curl -u username:password -d status="message" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml obviously change your user/pass and replace message with your tweet.
Now lets create a file to call that a bit quicker…
2. Open a text editor, type the following code and save it as twitter.sh (or whatever you prefer just make sure it ends in .sh):
curl -u username:password -d status="$1" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
3. I dropped this script in my home directory ~
4. Change the chmod to 777, type the following in Terminal:
chmod 777 /path/to/twitter.sh
Now you can just type:
./path/to/twitter.sh "Message" replacing message with your tweet.
But we can still make it easier!
5. In terminal type:
alias twitter=”/path/to/the/file/twitter.sh $1? this creates an alias to make tweeting from terminal easier. Also feel free to change alias twitter to any other alias you wish (twit, tw, tweet, etc).
Now you can type this in the Terminal:
twitter "whatever you teet is"
Another helpful hint…
If you have multiple accounts on Twitter like I do. You can make a few different files – see step #2. Make sure to save each one with a different name. Also don’t forget to create additional aliases for these files. (My aliases are twwi, twtf, twrb).