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Install & Configure Varnish on Ubuntu Lucid Linux

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

I decided to install Varnish on an Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Linux machine. 1. Install Varnish 2. Edit the /etc/varnish/default.vcl file 3. Edit the /etc/default/varnish file 4. Edit apache settings 5. Restart Apache and Varnish 6. Useful commands and information 1. Install Varnish sudo apt-get install varnish 2. Edit the /etc/varnish/default.vcl file This is where we […]

Ubuntu Lucid Linux 10.04 Beta 2 has been released.

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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Fix Font Rendering Issue in IE7 When Using jQuery’s Toggle

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

There is a really annoying issue with IE7 when using the toggle effect in jQuery. Once the toggle transition is complete, IE7 does not apply Windows ClearType rendering. Even more annoying is Microsoft’s decision to not class this as a bug. Luckily, there is a workaround. If your code for the toggle effect is: $(this).toggle(“slow”); […]

Drupal, Automatic Node Titles and Tokens

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

An annoying issue when using the Automatic Node Titles module in Drupal 6 is that when you create a node you have no access to certain tokens which require the node to be saved first. In my case, I was trying to include a taxonomy term in the node title. The solution is to access […]

Testers Needed for Bookwormr

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

I’ve just about finished a website for people who like books. It’s still a bit rough around the edges but hopefully with a couple of people using the site I can get rid of the major bugs. You can sign up at The site was written using the symfony framework which I can highly […]