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Logitech G Keyboard LEDs in Ubuntu

Logitech provide the Logitech G software for managing LEDs and other settings on keyboards and mice. Unfortunately this isn’t available for Linux. There is a command line tool called g810-led that can fill this gap (https://github.com/MatMoul/g810-led). To install this on Ubuntu run: sudo apt install g810-led After installation you will probably need to reboot for the software to recognise…

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Cinebench R23 results

CPU Multi CoreResult Single CoreResult Phenom II X6 1020 Athlon II X4 640 3GHz 1380 Athlon A8-3870 APU 3GHz 1560 Core i5-3470 3.4GHz 2600 Xeon E3-1240 V2 3.4GHz 3180 Ryzen 5600G APU 3.9GHz 10545 1445 Core i9-12900K 27200

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Create a PHP/Ubuntu dev environment in Windows 10

Initial WSL, Ubuntu, Apache, PHP and MySQL installation Windows Subsystem for Linux allows a development environment to be set up locally without the need for virtual machine hosts. First, install the WSL feature. Click Start, type ‘Windows features’ and click the Turn Windows Features On or Off item. Tick the Windows Subsystem for Linux option and click OK. The feature will be install, then…

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Permanently Wipe A PC

Disposing of a PC, selling it on or giving it away leaves a security risk if the drive isn’t wiped of old data. Often this can be done easily with an application like MiniTool Partition Wizard for Windows, easicially if you are able to plug the drive into another PC, or are just dealing with an external drive. There…

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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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