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Tutorials focusing on Linux, programming, and open-source

Debian 9 - Upgrade To PHP 7.3

Install/Upgrade to PHP 7.3 on Debian 9

Wordpress - Allow Automatic Security Updates When Using SFTP Plugin

Instructions on allowing wordpress to self-update.

MySQL - Using Barcodes As Primary Key

A tutorial on seeing how much benefit switching a barcode primary key to a BIGINT from a varchar binary representation.

Ubuntu - Install Fira Code Font

Install the Fira Code font in various versions of Ubuntu. This font is great for programming due providing various ligatures.

Ubuntu 18.04 - Upgrade Kernel

Upgrade to the latest kernel on Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu - Install Hasklig Font

A script to install the Hasklig font on Ubuntu. This is a neat monospace font with ligatures (good for programming in).

Wordpress - Allow Easy Change Of Domain

Update your wordpress site to allow easy changing of domain name.

PostgreSQL - Leaderboard Query Example

A buildup of how to generate a query to create a "leaderboard" of of your top scorers.

Off Topic - Giving Back

A dump of my progress giving £20 to good causes every week.

Getting Started with LFS in GitLab

Get started with using LFS in GitLab in order to manage large files.

Netbeans - Speed Up Search By Ignoring Certain Folders

Speed up Netbeans search by ignoring certain folders, such as node_modules.

Video - Learn To Build a Progressive Web App (PWA) From Scratch

A timestamped Youtube video demonstrating how to develop a progressive web application. A good reference when getting started.

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