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I have become quite the ModX lover lately, I use it to run my site, as well as a great number of client websites and find that it is extremely speedy, easy to use (from my perspective), and easy to teach. There are a few things I don't like about it, but this post is not about that (well... at least not all of them :)).  This post is about SEO and URL Friendliness. Now ModX has a great built-in way to allow us to have friendly URLs for our content resources, however, by default all HTML content pages are given the .html extension.  While this normally is not a big deal, I am a bit of a stickler when it comes to my URL's.… Read More
Well kiddies time for another installment into my mind. :) Today I am going to tell you how I managed to install Windows 2008 R2 Server on a virtual machine on my Ubuntu Server.  Being a developer jack-of-all-trades I needed to have a very stable environment for some of the sites I develop, but still allow myself to develop for Microsoft. Yes, I went the ways of Linux...  infinately more stable as a server environment than windows is ;) You too can still have and develop for windows even if you have a Linux box.  It's not that hard to do, but it's also not that easy, there were times when I was ready to throw my machines to the wind. Here's how I did… Read More
I... Am a developer.  As a result, I know a multitude of different programming and scripting languages ranging from Visual Basic to HTML and just about everything between.  As a result I do a multitude of projects.  Now my main server.... the one I do the most development on is a Ubuntu Linux server... but because I also need to develop for Microsoft technologies, I need to have a Windows Server virtual machine on it. Since some of these sites I work on need to be run in a windows environment, I also need a way I can still send all my requests to and through my LAMP box, and pass them off to my windows VM residing on it. I will not go into… Read More