> Redirect Web Traffic to Another Sub-domain (e.g. www) or HTTP to HTTPS

Using the mod_rewrite module you can configure Apache to redirect web traffic from one sub-domain to another. Usually used to redirect a bare domain (http://xensoft.com) to the www sub-domain (http://www.xensoft.com). First make sure you're loading the mod_rewrite module in your httpd.conf or…

> Boot on Power Restore with a Mac Mini When Using Linux

I didn't find this particularly well documented, so for my own reference and others I'm putting together the various pieces I've found regarding having your Mac turn back on and boot when power is restored to the system. Sometime refereed to as "server mode." First you'll need to identify which…

> Superman Almost Revealed Nuclear Secrets?

According to Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero the man of steel got too close to secrets about the development of the United States nuclear weapons. At the time the public was fascinated with all things atomic, radium infused water, radioactive chemistry sets, etc. Cyclotrons have a…

> Adding a Little Color to Recursive diffs

I have routine need to recursively diff two large directory trees with small changes sprinkled throughout. After staring at pages and pages of one diffed file after another it becomes easy to lose track of what two files' differences I'm looking at. An easy way to keep track of things…

> Disabling the Window Shadow for Screen Shots in OSX

Usually a window Screen Shot in OSX comes with a huge (40px) border that provides an aesthetic shadow. Unfortunately it makes the Screen Shots huge! Further, while you can't shrink the size of the shadow (which would be nice) you can turn it off completely. On the command line run:…

> On-line Regex Checker and Visualizer

This is a pretty cool tool. Type in a Regular Expression and the text you're trying to match against and it'll show you what matches as well as explain the the expression.…

> Evertaster

Add this book to the list of light fair. A quick fun read. Evertaster is not superbly written, it's not going to change your life but it's just absurd enough to keep you flipping pages and laughing to yourself.The story follows Guster, “[who] has more taste buds in one…

> Confessions of a D-list Supervillian

Confessions of a D-List Supervillain is just plain fun. It's short, witty and will leave a smile on your face. It's a bit nerdy, in the vein of comic book heroes and villains, but from a novel perspective. What happens when the only super-anything (hero or villain) left to save…