Backing Up and Restoring a MySQL Database

This mini-guide will explain how to make backups of your MySQL Database, and how to restore the data. This task is usually done when migrating your data to another server, but you should take care to make backups of your data on a routine basis as well. Maintaining backups in another location is a great […]

How to enable On-Screen Keyboard in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

Turning on the on-screen keyboard in Ubuntu Linux is a little more complicated than it should be. These tips should work for any version of Ubuntu within the last few years, but I’m using Ubuntu version 10.04 Lucid Lynx. The simple way to enable the on-screen keyboard is to run the program from the Terminal: […]

Set up VMware with Ubuntu 10.04 Guest VM

This is a guide on setting up a VMware Guest VM running Ubuntu Linux 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). VMware Workstation is an excellent tool for any developer, allowing you to run multiple operating systems simultaneously. I prefer to do the majority of my development in Linux, but I occasionally fall-back to Windows software on occasion. The […]