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An AppImage is a program in a file that does not require installation. So you probably won't find it in most of the package managers. It has no dependencies, for example. So you can just put it on your desktop and launch it from there. Except for one small problem. AppImage files cannot be executed.

How do you make an AppImage file executable? Here's how.

Many internet hosts allow you to choose your PHP version. This might seem a daft idea but it's very useful because different versions of self-hosted platforms run on different versions of PHP.

But what happens when you set your PHP to one version but Composer sees a different one?

If you want to add the .webp file type to your Drupal site, it's not there by default. So you have to add it.

This is one of those things that should be one click away from the main admin page but it isn't. And worse, it's not in any of the places you might first look.

Here's the guide on how to do it in ten seconds instead of ten minutes.

Martyn Armstrong has been jailed for life after admitting the rape and sexual assault of young children and posting images of the abuse on the dark web.

We're not into reinventing the wheel nor in copying other people's hard work and content.

So instead of copy-pasting the content of Team Linchpin's post setting out and explaining some of the most common rules used in .htaccess files to redirect (divert) users to an alternative URL, we're just going to....

This should be so simple but if you don't know how to do it, it can take literally a couple of hours to find the solution.

So here's how to do it in thirty seconds.

Drupal's text format facility is very powerful but there is one niggling thing ....

I could write pages on how difficult I have found it to use SSH on our servers. And I could fill many more with all the advice I've been given, the detailed instructions that were mind-numbingly complicated.

If you don't have SSH access to your servers, look away now.

It's obvious as one reads around the 'net that while the hardware and software cartels have decided that floppy disks are obsolete, that is not how many users see it. What happens when your backups of old files are on floppies that you've not looked at for 20 years because you haven't needed them in that time?

If like me you often have two or more website admin panels open simultaneously, perhaps even in the same browser window, all using the same theme (most likely "Seven") it's easy to get confused.

There's a very simple trick to help avoid confusion.

Are you regretting adding Microsoft Teams to your Linux computer?

Totally pissed off that Microsoft, with one fell swoop, has imposed itself on you by launching Teams without asking you?

You can remove it with this one simple terminal command.

The default system setting for Linux Mint 19.3 is the US system of month, day, year which drives so many people in the rest of the world to the borders of insanity or rage.

There are many solutions for this across the internet. They are all written for command line junkies. But for everyone else, there's a quick and simple solution.

Linux is almost infinitely configurable. For those used to offerings from Microsoft Windows or Apple OS, that's either great or scary. It also means that many things that users of those systems take for granted don't come in the box while many things that are fiddly or time consuming with those work without any intervention.

Issue: Caps Lock is OFF on Start Up by default.

Solution: quick and easy.

It's a valid question - indeed, not only businesses outside China need to know if their sites can be accessed by the world's largest (apparently) biggest on-line population but people within China need to know whether the site they can't reach is blocked or there is some other reason.

Here's a handy short list of services that will help.

In the northern hemisphere, above the tropical line, it's obviously winter. And as Christmas is just around the corner real or artificial snow is rapidly appearing as the Winter Equinox nears.

But in Australia, tinnies, barbies, thongs, surf, sun and sand are on the agenda. Hell, you can even roast a turkey in a sun-oven (it's a matt black box).

And with all of that comes risk: wear a hat, a shirt and sunscreen, scream the warnings. But there's another one, too, and this one is about things other than Aus's nasty wildlife that can kill you.