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Recently I had to insure that emails from a certain address which were going to my spam folder in gmail were sent to my inbox instead. I found a few guides online but nothing quick and concise. Hopefully this guide will be just that:   Step 1  In the email message, in the spam folder,

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Say you share an AWS account with a few people and you’re the bill payer. You’d like to keep an eye on the running instances, but logging in each day to check can get tiring, especially if you are out and about and can’t get near a PC. A handy way to get the instances

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I work in I.T. which means I am constantly reading technical books and papers, which are usually about as interesting as watching paint dry. Reading these kinds of documents usually means I skim over the text without really taking in any of the information that I have just read. Over the years I have developed

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Recently in work I had to generate a long list of html links from two columns that I had extracted from a MySQL database to a .csv file. The example below shows what steps are needed to generate html urls from a csv file that has the text of the link in one column and

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I recently installed Moodle 3.0, everything was going to plan until I noticed that Moodle was giving me the warning below:   “Your database has tables using Antelope as the file format. You are recommended to convert the tables to the Barracuda file format. See the documentation Administration via command line for details of a tool

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Git is a software development versioning control system. Using Git with Moodle will allow you to easily upgrade and maintain your Moodle site. First you will need to install Git by running the command:   sudo yum install git   Once Git is installed move into your web server document root. To move to the

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Moodle course pages are split into sections. By default the sections are split into weekly sections and the date of each week displayed. This is known as weekly format. Courses in weekly format look like the screen grab below:     However, this may not always suit as you may only hold classes intermittently or,

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Vim has a reputation as a difficult file editor. However it’s quite easy once you know how to use it. This quick tutorial steps through how to create, save and exit a file using Vim and it only takes 5 minutes to step through. To create a new file using Vim, type the following into

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Virtual box is a free, opensource Hypervisor, it allows you to run one operating system within another one. This post will detail how to install CentOS, an open source operating system  in Virtual Box.   To successfully follow this tutorial you will need to download and install Virtualbox. You will also need to download the