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Learning Journal

Backup WordPress UPLOADS folder

I develop my web sites from more than 1 computer typically. So, in the case of all my web sites developed with WordPress, I need to have a local copy of the wp-content/plugins and wp-content/uploads folders on each development machine if I want to test anything for my web site locally — on my laptop, for instance — before pushing it back out to the web server.

FYI: Computers, laptops and servers I use are all powered by Linux.

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Philippines

Google Pixel 3a

When Rexcel’s cousin told us that the Google Pixel 3a was on sale in Germany, and asked if I would like her to buy me one, I knew it was an opportunity I could not pass up!

After all, she was returning to Manila in just a few days time and I would not have to wait very long for the phone.

Plus, the Google Pixel 3a, with 64GB of storage, was on sale in Germany for only €329, including tax.

After saying yes, I just had to wait a couple of days, and by yesterday, January 5, I held in my hand my very first Google Pixel phone. 🙂

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Learning Journal

yii-user Extension “include(UserModule.php): failed to open stream” Error

Creating a new (Yii) controller and implementing access control for it with the yii-user extension, I got this PHP warning/error today:

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GIDBlog Learning Journal

How to change your WordPress Permalink Structure

Today I sat down to modify the permalink structure for this web site. The URLs for this blog used to include the /YYYY/MM/ date parts in them, and until recently, I never really gave them much thought except to think that it was sometimes interesting.

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Learning Journal Malaysia

Control the TV Volume with your Astro Remote Controller

When you have set your Astro Remote Controller to also control your television, you will be able to control the basic functions of your TV with your Astro Remote Controller, which is quite convenient. But if you don’t do it properly, you will not be able to use it to control the volume of your TV!

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Malaysia

Astro IPTV and Maxis Home Fibre

A couple of days ago, they came to install Astro B.yond IPTV and Maxis Home Fibre Internet in my home here in Malaysia. Astro‘s current promotion also offered me a choice of 3 different Internet connection speeds to choose from i.e. 10Mb/s, 20Mb/s or 30Mb/s. I settled for the smallest one at 10Mb/s, which is sufficient for me.

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Learning Journal

Compress Your Web Site

You know how to turn compression on for one or more web pages with PHP, but what if you want to enable compression for your entire web site?

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Learning Journal

Match IP in CIDR

Recently, I needed a simple PHP function that will match an IP Address in a CIDR block.

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Learning Journal

Compress Your Web Page

In my never-ending quest to get my web pages to load super-fast  I chanced upon ob_gzhandler() one day while researching the uses of ob_start() in PHP.