Monthly Archives: May 2013

On Software: Open Formats & Open Protocols


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


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


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


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… »»»