Firefox 3.6.4 build 1 released (BETA)

Firefox 3.6.4-build-1

A BETA version of the next release of Firefox has been released this week (3.6.4 build 1).

This version of Firefox 3 provides uninterrupted browsing for Windows and Linux users when one of the following browser plugins fail:

  • Adobe Flash
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Microsoft Silverlight

It is claimed that if one of the above plugins crashes or freezes, it will not affect the rest of Firefox. The user is able to refresh / reload the page to restart the plugin and try again. Continue reading

My ideal ssh client config set-up

Recently I was asked how I’d managed to set up alias’s for all of the development servers I use on a day to day basis on my work laptop (a MacBook Pro), and how I had managed to set a default username for all outgoing connections. To which I replied I’d just set up my most commonly used connections in my ssh config file. What follows is a sample of my ssh config, which will hopefully help you to write your own.
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Free offsite backup via Google

Offsite backup is one of those luxuries that most small websites and bloggers will never have, mainly because of cost, but sometimes because our hosting solutions do not support or offer them.

So this week I lost the server that my sites sit on for a few days, and I realised that I have no real backup of the databases on there. I have a copy of the code as it’s within SubVersion, so there was never really any chance of losing that part of my site, but what about my database. This got me thinking, is there a way I can sort out a form of offsite database backup?
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