Alex Scotton

App & Web Developer

Installing Redis 2.8 as a service on Ubuntu 13.10

Posted by Alex Scotton on 22/3/2014 0 Comments and 0 Reactions

An installation guide for the latest stable Redis Server (2.8.7).

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A Modular & Responsive ZSH Theme (and some bonus Unix commands)

Posted by Alex Scotton on 17/3/2014 0 Comments and 0 Reactions

ZSH is an alternate shell for Unix users! I've been using it for 2+ years but have only ever used themes/plugin contributed by others. I recently reformatted my laptop and switched back to Ubuntu from ElementaryOS. After installing ZSH, I decided to try my hand at making my own theme

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Check HTTP Headers in Linux with cURL

Posted by Alex Scotton on 29/6/2013 0 Comments and 0 Reactions

A quick guide to inspecting HTTP headers with curl, easily check your redirects without extensions or extra software.

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Rewrite .html file extensions with htaccess

Posted by Alex Scotton on 29/6/2013 0 Comments and 0 Reactions

Generated websites are increasingly popular and they have a range of benefits; page speed is amongst them. I recently switched to Substrata but wanted the SEO friendly URLs of WordPress too - easily resolved with some htaccess rules.

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Encrypted folders using EncFS (Ubuntu)

Posted by Alex Scotton on 26/6/2013 0 Comments and 0 Reactions

A quick guide to installing EncFS on Ubuntu (12.04+) plus a handy alias :)

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Converting from Google's My Tracks to Strava

Posted by Alex Scotton on 24/6/2013 0 Comments and 0 Reactions

A quick tutorial on importing route data from Google MyTracks to Strava.

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