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A virtual pinboard of use[ful/less] information

Year: 2018

I have just found out that you can in fact edit PDF files using the free and open source software Libre Office Draw (the extent to which you can do this may depend on how the PDF was originally created). This might perhaps be useful on some occasions as an alternative to requiring Acrobat Professional. […]

I can never remember the order in which the job start time values occur in cronjobs: #M H d m w Minutes, Hours, date of month, month number, weekday number (Monday is 1) (Yes, man 5 crontab will tell me this, but I sometimes forget that as well…)

Apache web server directives are processed according to Apache’s merging rules (Directory, Files, Location, etc). But when multiple Aliases or Redirects occur in the same context (for example, in the same <VirtualHost> section) they are processed in a particular order. First, all Redirects are processed before Aliases are processed, and therefore a request that matches […]

One of the easiest ways to alter the appearance of your website is to include suggested fonts in your site’s style sheet. Originally, you had to list a number of fonts in your style sheet (ultimately finishing with the appropriate “generic” font family type as a final fall-back), hoping that people reading your website would […]

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