Remove annoying beep sound on Windows Subsystem for Linux

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When using BASH on WSL, by default it will constantly beep at you while using the TAB key, etc. Here’s how to remove it: nano ~/.inputrc Scroll down and remove the # comment from: #set bell-style none Close and re-open Bash. Vi also has a bell sound (I prefer Nano for whatever reason). In that… Continue reading Remove annoying beep sound on Windows Subsystem for Linux

How to install Apache and PHP 7.2 on Windows Subsystem for Linux

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There are a few tips and tricks I found for this installation. Here are the details. Check Windows Version First, here’s the entire Microsoft section on WSL. I highly recommend reading through it. There are various differences between the latest Windows 10 updates, so this might not work for your version! I’m on Windows 10… Continue reading How to install Apache and PHP 7.2 on Windows Subsystem for Linux

How to install PHP Manager in IIS 10 or higher

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PHP Manager is a useful tool for configuring PHP in IIS. It is no longer supported, however, and a Registry trick is required to install it. Overview PHP Manager allows you to configure multiple versions of PHP for multiple VHosts on an IIS server. While it adds some overhead to the configuration, it can be… Continue reading How to install PHP Manager in IIS 10 or higher

Microsoft updates Notepad to cover more ground in the Mac dev war!

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The most interesting part about this is how much Microsoft wants to become the de facto web dev environment that Mac currently rules and this little change speaks to that. Here’s the MSDN blog describing the changes. In addition, however, is the Windows Subsystem for Linux. What MS has done is allow a “native” version… Continue reading Microsoft updates Notepad to cover more ground in the Mac dev war!

How to reset Ubuntu login Microsoft WSL

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Windows Subsystem for Linux has started to make Windows into an actual development platform! It’s not there yet, but it is getting there. Although I really appreciate how *nix and Macs have created the majority of dev workflows, I am excited to be able to use an upgradable $500 Windows 10 laptop instead of a… Continue reading How to reset Ubuntu login Microsoft WSL

mysqld_safe Directory ‘/var/run/mysqld’ for UNIX socket file don’t exists.

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This is about resetting the MySQL 5.7 root password in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS You probably tried something like this: sudo service mysql stop mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables & And then got something like this (stangely, exists is misspelled in the output): [1] 5599 2018-03-02T21:36:41.292413Z mysqld_safe Logging to syslog. 2018-03-02T21:36:41.294798Z mysqld_safe Logging to ‘/var/log/mysql/error.log’. 2018-03-02T21:36:41.296902Z mysqld_safe Directory ‘/var/run/mysqld’… Continue reading mysqld_safe Directory ‘/var/run/mysqld’ for UNIX socket file don’t exists.

Find all file extensions in a folder on Windows 10 using PowerShell

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Notepad++ is a terrific, free alternative to NotePad and it is multipurpose. I love the tabbed interface and, especially, not having to save every tab on close. What you can’t do in Search in Files is easily filter out file extensions to search (well, actually, there’s a good chance you can create your own function… Continue reading Find all file extensions in a folder on Windows 10 using PowerShell

Why Net Neutrality Is So Important

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Here’s my reasoning of what Net Neutrality is so important: Those who control the medium control the message. The following are easy ways to understand the entire argument against keeping Net Neutrality: Hollywood came to exist because it could control manufacturing and distribution of content through cinemas/theaters. The invention of the motion film medium meant that stage and then… Continue reading Why Net Neutrality Is So Important

SSH on Windows 10 – Goodbye PuTTy!

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Update 2-2018: not so fast. Wait another six months and try again. PuTTY is still the most useful for now 🙁 The Dev Ops software development model left Microsoft Windows behind some time ago, but Microsoft is fighting back with a native Linux sub-system in Windows 10! Here’s how to install it and mercifully use,… Continue reading SSH on Windows 10 – Goodbye PuTTy!

Make a folder its own repo in SVN using svnadmin dump and svndumpfilter

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I’m using Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 with VisualSVN installed (latest version installed 3.6.4 and latest SVN 1.9.7!). An older repo model was to use the following schema: The Client name was the repo and sub-folders were used as the projects. Not good. We decided we needed to clean this up and with an eventual migration… Continue reading Make a folder its own repo in SVN using svnadmin dump and svndumpfilter