Monthly Archives: May 2013

On Software: Open Formats & Open Protocols

2013-05-30

Let’s kick off the text with the sad-but-true bits of wisdom found here: “The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from.” — Andrew S. Tanenbaum XKCD: Standards So, it looks as if standards are more to be feared than to be supported. But you will have to work with… »»»

On Software: Introduction

2013-05-27

In this series of posts I plan to write down some of my views regarding all things ‘software’, both as an user as well as a developer/programmer. It should become a collection of tips, advices, recommendations, guidelines, and best-practices; firstly for myself to consider in (future) projects, but also as food for thought for others.… »»»

How to get the .htaccess file again

2013-05-26

So, you want to modify the .htaccess file you created a while ago. Trouble is, “dot” files are hidden by default and your FTP client and/or webhoster don’t make them visible, but you need the file, because you don’t want to overwrite/lose the current settings. I use FileZilla as my FTP client of choice, but… »»»

Mini-Reviews #1

2013-05-01

So, a couple of short reviews for recently watched movies and television shows: Film Movie 43 — Episodic comedy with an interesting cast. But actually pretty unfunny. Some parts where too short, some too long for the respective punchline. Django Unchained — Like with “Inglourious Basterds”, I wasn’t really hooked by it; and before that,… »»»

How to use GeSHi for syntax highlighting with WordPress and DokuWiki

2013-05-01 1 comment

WordPress Install the WordPress plug-in “WP-GeSHi-Highlight“. Check if GeSHi has been set to use a CSS file instead of inline styles. It’s already the default for “WP-GeSHi-Highlight”. If in doubt, search in <site>/wp-content/plugins/wp-geshi-highlight/wp-geshi-highlight.php for $geshi->enable_classes(). Applying your own style: By default, the wp-geshi-highlight.css in the plugin directory is inserted in the HTML head. You can… »»»