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How to create custom data for testing or presentation purposes

From time to time most of us needs to feed an application with custom data for testing or presentation purposes. This can be easily achieved by using Data Generator. It is an GPL licensed PHP/MySQL application with nice web browser interface.

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How to deal with attachments blocked in Outlook

Today I needed to unblock .exe extension in Outlook 2003. I did quick search for a solution convenient for regular users and found one. Just install CodeTwo Attach Unblocker and add desired extensions to the Unblocked attachments list.

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Ubuntu – Unknown encoder libmp3lame

Couple days ago I encountered an audio conversion failed: Unknown encoder ‘libmp3lame’ error when I tried to convert YouTube videos to mp3 format using youtube-dl.

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Git – How to avoid typing your password repeatedly

There are at least three ways to avoid typing your password repeatedly when using git. First solution requires to use KDE wallet, second solution doesn’t require additional tools and third is not the safest one.

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WordPress – How to check if user is logged in

Function to check if user is logged in is is_user_logged_in(). It would return true if user is logged in and false otherwise.

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PHP default timezone warning

PHP Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system’s timezone settings. You are required to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected ‘Europe/Berlin’ for ‘CEST/2.0/DST’ instead in […]

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How to reboot Linksys WAG120N router?

For some reason unknown to me there is no reboot option in web-based user interface but it doesn’t mean that it cannot be done easily as you just need to use one specific URL parameter.

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Kalkun – How to setup SMS Gateway at home

This is very easy task as you only need small Linux server and GSM terminal or any phone supported by Gammu.