Month: August 2006

  • Net: Good timing (sick!)

    From BBC News: Maria Esther de Capovilla – officially the world’s oldest woman – has died in Ecuador aged 116, relatives said. Capovilla died at dawn on Sunday in the coastal city of Guayaquil after succumbing to pneumonia. Her funeral was planned for Monday. That’s what I call good timing – if she hadn’t died […]

  • How did I get from A to K?

    Can somebody please explain to me how, over two hours ago, I checked Wikipedia to see if the Vicar in the latest episode of “My Hero” (Michael Fenton Stevens) the actor I remember from KYTV – and then make my way through the history of BSkyB (and consequently Sky Broadcasting, British Satellite Boardcasting), then through […]

  • How to find a New Zealand street in Google Maps

    I’ve found something that the all-knowing and all-seeing Google cannot find! Streets in New Zealand. This is despite these streets being in its database! So how can we pull up a nice Satellite view of a New Zealand street? Here’s how I did it. First of all, know the name of the street you are […]

  • Techy: Outdated Coppermine Finder

    Whilst on the subject of outdated cPanel based things, I’ve just put together a quick little script to scan a cPanel based webserver for outdated Coppermine Photo Gallery installations. As the notes state, the script isn’t pretty, it isn’t efficient, but it works. Comments/feedback are appreciated. Coppermine Gallery Outdated installation checker v0.01 Set $disableandemail to […]

  • Techy: cPanel DNS Cleardown script

    Do you have many “old” cPanel servers? Perhaps you have the cpanel servers configured in a DNS cluster for redudancy? If so, you may encounter the same problem as I did where you have “stale” (or old) DNS zones cluttering up the server. Here’s a script to get rid of any unused zone files (use […]