Posts from ‘May, 2006’

Changing boot default on grub

To change the boot default using grub, edit the /etc/grub.conf file. Near the top you’ll find a default=0 line. This determines which OS or kernel boots first. The first in the list is 0, followed by 1, 2, etc.

HTML validator

Don’t forget to download this cool HTML validator that can run in Firefox. This is a very cool little tool. No only does it validate every page that loads into Firefox, but when there’s an error, it will specify what it is in the code. Simply click on View Source to find out that the […]

Podcasting in Education

There’s Something in the Air: Podcasting in Education by Gardner Campbell, 2005 Published by Educause Review This is an excellent article that introduces educators to pedagogical uses of podcasting. If you’re an educator and new to podcasting, this is a good article to start with. Click here for a pdf of the article.

Dropdown menu with css

Here’s a good example of a drop down menu using css from positioniseverything.net: http://www.positioniseverything.net/css-dropdowns.html Site25.net uses something similar, but a bit simpler.

Ruby for rounded corners

Paul Lutus has created a ruby script that creates the necessary images for rounded corners. I’ve avoided using rounded corners precisely because I don’t want to be bothered with creating those images, and recreating them every time I tweak a color or page. His script takes care of that. Read about it and download it […]

Moodle, PHP4, PHP5, and GoDaddy

There is a discussion on the Moodle site regarding a bug with themes on sites hosted by GoDaddy. GoDaddy runs both PHP4 and 5, which may be part of the problem. The fix appears to be to change the following value in the styles.php file of the standard theme, and possibly of the theme being […]