Wednesday, July 15, 2009

MS Does it right? IE8

I am not a huge fan of Microsoft because I generally don't trust corporate giants and their software tends to bloat.

That being said, I am hearing and experiencing good things regarding IE8. I have heard that it is the most standards compliant browser. That's a good thing right? Not if the site you are visiting relied on old IE7 functionality. Well, that's where the Compatibility Button comes in handy! Then, theres the inPrivate Browsing, and the ability to delete items, one by one, from the address bar MRU.

I hate to admit it, but I kind of like this MS Product. Let's see if my opinion of that remains in the next few weeks.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Back to Normal

I have returned my blog to it's normal appearance. I am not completely satisfied with the FTP integration, but it might work.


I am tweaking around with the blog today, using it as a test before I break a client's site. :)

If you see it, and it looks broken, you'll know why.

I am following the instructions found here and here to integrate a blogspot blog into an existing php website.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Delete Linux files with illegal Characters

If a file has been created with invalid or illegal characters, your FTP program or the rm command may choke on it. Here's a quick way to delete it in ssh.

navigate to the correct directory, then:
ls -il

You'll see somehthing like
782263 -rw-r--r-- 1 viv viv 0 2006-01-27 15:49 \+Xy \+\8

"\+Xy \+\8" represents the bad filename

find . -inum 782263 -exec rm -i {} \;

replace 782263 with the number associated with your bad filename.

You'll be prompted to verify the correct file is being delted. Type "y" and "Enter" if it is correct.

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