How to migrate a MySQL database from one Linux server to another using the command the line
March 29, 2017         

How to move/migrate a MySQL database from one Linux server to another via the command line using “mysqldump” to export the database , “scp” (secure copy) to transfer it, and “mysql” to import it.


How to check your connection speed with Speedtest.net from Ubuntu/Debian command line
February 1, 2017     |    Linux

How to check your internet connection speed using the “speedtest-cli” Python application for Ubuntu & Debian and optionally share your results.


How to fix the bug causing incorrect song lengths in Airtime running on Ubuntu 14.04
January 8, 2017     |    Radio Streaming

Guide to fixing the buggy ‘silan’ version packaged with Ubuntu 14.04 which causes Airtime to use incorrect song/track lengths.


How to update firmware on Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS (Nexus) tabletop digital DJ turntable
January 7, 2017     |    DJing

Guide for updating firmware on Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS (Nexus) Multiplayer digital DJ turntable.


How to burn replacement timecode/control CDs for Serato DJ & Serato Scratch Live (SSL)
January 7, 2017     |    DJing

It’s always a good idea to keep a few extra timecodes on hand. This explains how to burn replacement/backup Serato Control CDs for free.


How to change your SSH port from the default of 22 on Ubuntu 14.04
January 7, 2017     |    Linux

A little security through obscurity by changing the SSH (Secure Shell) port on your server from the default of 22.


Copy files to, from, or between different hosts using Secure Copy (scp)
December 18, 2016     |    Linux

Secure Copy (scp) copies files between hosts on a network. It uses SSH (Secure Shell) for data transfer, and uses the same authentication and provides the same security as SSH.


How to reset your WordPress password using phpMyAdmin
December 16, 2016     |    WordPress

What to do when you’re locked out of your WordPress admin panel.


How to check the uptime of a Linux server
April 23, 2016     |    Linux

See how long your server’s been up without a reboot or crash.


Install LambdaMOO 1.8.1 server with LambdaCore database on Ubuntu 12
April 17, 2016     |    MOOs/MUDs

MOO = MUD Object-Oriented. This will show you how to download and compile LambdaMOO 1.8.1 server and get it running as a background process using the LambdaCore database.


How to embed a free IRC (Internet Relay Chat) chat room on your website
April 17, 2016     |    IRC and Web Development

Despite being created in the 80s, IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is still the way to go. Lots of free servers, client apps, embeddable clients, automation scripts and more.


Using ‘Mixed In Key 7’ to perform automatic key detection on MP3s
April 17, 2016     |    Audio File Manipulation and DJing

Mixed In Key is the most accurate program for determining the keys your tracks are in. Great if you’re a DJ interested in harmonic mixing, probably pointless otherwise.


How to create your own custom shortcodes in WordPress
April 17, 2016     |    WordPress

Create your own custom shortcodes including parameters and name the shortcode entirely, e.g. [beer value=”pilsener”] rather than piggybacking off a different shortcode.


Harmonic track mixing for DJs using Camelot wheel chart
April 17, 2016         

By mixing songs that are in the same or similar keys, it’s more likely that you’ll have a smooth mix and blend longer. Use this simple chart to know what mixes together.


How to install ‘liquidsoap’ audio stream generator on Ubuntu 12.04
April 17, 2016     |    Radio Streaming

Coming soon. How to install liquidsoap (can be used to generate fallback streams, playlist scheduling, insert ads, etc.)


‘Maintenance Mode’ plugin for WordPress
April 17, 2016     |    WordPress

Coming soon: How to to display a static html maintenance / under construction page on a live WordPress site using this WP plugin from Acurax.


Extract a .tar.gz archive to a specific location in Ubuntu 12.04
April 12, 2016     |    Linux

How to extract a .tar.gz file to a specific folder and vice versa (create a .tar.gz file from a folder) using the ‘tar’ command from Ubuntu 12.04 command-line terminal.


Using MP3gain to losslessly adjust volume of tracks without re-encoding files
April 12, 2016     |    Audio File Manipulation and DJing

MP3gain can normalize all your MP3s to the same volume quickly and losslessly without re-encoding your files. Easily undone too.


Reload config file for Icecast radio streaming server without dropping listeners
April 12, 2016     |    Radio Streaming

How to reload the /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml configuration file for Icecast radio streaming server without dropping your listeners, DJs, or affecting your stream.


How to switch to another user using sudo in Ubuntu 12.04 shell
April 12, 2016     |    Linux

How to switch to another user from the Ubuntu 12.04 command-line shell without the password of the target user. Must have sudo permissions.


How to create symbolic links in Ubuntu 12.04 shell
April 12, 2016     |    Linux

How to create a symbolic link using the ‘ln’ command from an Ubuntu 12.04 command-line terminal/shell to refer a path to another location on your disk.


How to check your hard drive space in Ubuntu 12.04 shell
April 12, 2016         

How to list all storage devices using the ‘dh’ command from a command-line Ubuntu 12.04 shell, including file system type, total size, used space, available space, % used and mountpoint.


Enable (or disable) the mod_rewrite module on Apache2 web server on Ubuntu 12.04
April 12, 2016     |    Linux and Web Development

For “pretty” Permalinks to work properly in WordPress, the mod_rewrite module on the Apache2 webserver needs to be enabled.


How to display ‘Now Playing’ ticker from an Icecast server on website
April 12, 2016         

Step by step guides for displaying a “Now Playing” / “Currently Playing” ticker on your website (WordPress or otherwise) from an Icecast streaming server using PHP, JavaScript & HTML/CSS


Using ‘eyeD3’ to show/edit/copy MP3 ID3 tags in Ubuntu 12.04 shell
April 10, 2016         

How to use ‘eyed3’ from an Ubuntu 12 command-line terminal to display ID3 tags, edit ID3 tags, copy ID3v2 to ID3v1, copy ID3v1 to ID3v2 and more.


How to customize your Icecast web server interface
April 9, 2016     |    Radio Streaming and Web Development

How to change the default colours, insert your logo, insert additional menu items, etc.


Customize folder display on Apache2 using .htaccess file on Ubuntu 12.04
April 9, 2016         

Coming soon.


Using an .htaccess file to password protect an Apache folder in Ubuntu 12.04
April 9, 2016         

Coming soon… easy to password protect a folder, create multiple usernames with encrypted passwords, even style the folder page.


Batch re-encode MP3s and fix ID3 tags using ‘lame’ and ‘id3cp’ in Ubuntu 12 script.
April 8, 2016     |    Audio File Manipulation

How to process a folder of mp3s, re-encode mp3s files to bitrates/specifications, copy id3v1/id3v2 tags, etc. using ‘lame’ and ‘id3cp’ in a script on Ubuntu 12.04.


Give root privileges to a new user & safely disable the root account on Ubuntu 12.04
April 4, 2016     |    Linux

For security reasons it’s a good idea create new users with root permissions and disable login access to the default “root” account. This is usually the first thing I do


How to create a child theme in WordPress
April 4, 2016     |    WordPress

It’s important to create a child theme in WordPress. It lets you modify your theme without losing your changes each time the theme is updated.


Using Pods Framework for custom post types & taxonomies in WordPress
April 4, 2016     |    WordPress

Create new post types (like “Posts”) and taxonomies (like “Categories” and “Tags”) to create new types of content. For example, you could create a “DJ Mixes” post type with “DJs” and “Genres” taxonomies.


How to check running tasks, CPU & RAM usage in Ubuntu 12.04
March 27, 2016     |    Linux

How to see which tasks are running, how much processing power (CPU) and memory (RAM) each task is using, PIDs (process IDs) for running tasks, information about your CPU, total RAM, etc. from a command-line shell/terminal in Ubuntu 12.04


How to list users, add users, edit users and more in Ubuntu 12.04
March 26, 2016     |    Linux

Commands to list all current users, add a new user, delete an existing user, backup and/or delete a user’s home directory, rename a user, change a user’s password, etc. from an Ubuntu 12.04 command-line terminal.


Find files containing a text string in subfolders using ‘grep’ in Ubuntu 12.04
February 27, 2016     |    Linux

How to find files containing a particular text string in current folder & subfolders using the ‘grep’ command from an Ubuntu 12.04 command-line terminal.


How to install Icecast streaming radio/audio server on Ubuntu 12.04
January 12, 2016         

Coming soon.