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Introduction to PHP

This article isn’t an attempt to teach PHP coding but takes a step back, providing details on how to set up a PC to allow experimentation with the PHP language and giving tips on places to go to start learning the language itself. Quick intro PHP is a runtime language, sometimes called a scripting language. Like VBA (Visual Basic…

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Redirecting URLs with .htaccess

If you move the location of your website you should also provide a 301 redirect, letting search engines and end users know that the URL for your site has changed. This can also be useful to make sure all references are made without a www prefix, for example. In Apache, with Mod Rewrite enabled, add the following three lines…

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VBScript – Pinging multiple IP addresses

A short while ago we needed to find the IP address of a new network device and were having trouble getting it running. The end result was we had to use brute force, and instead of sitting there typing to figure it out, wrote a small script and let it run. This script will only work on Windows XP…

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Dvorak keyboard tips

Use a Dvorak keyboard – ditch the old QWERTY keyboard Anyone who has used a Dvorak keyboard will know the benefits of it, less finger movement and less risk of RSI, along with faster faster typing speeds. Once you’ve learnt the Dvorak layout it is also easy to switch back to QWERTY as well, so you not left alone…

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