The amazing config.nice

I think most anyone who compiles their software from scratch has run into this problem: They want to re-compile but can’t remember what configure options they used. For PHP, you can use phpinfo(), but what about Apache? Or OpenSSL? Or APC? It turns out that most packages create a config.nice when you compile them that contains all the options you picked. To recompile with the same options,...

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LastPass Really Works

I’ve always hated password managers. They’ve always seemed klunky, inconvenient, and poorly thought out. This all changed with LastPass. LastPass, like other passwords manager, lets you save your passwords. So what makes it better? It is free. They have a paid version, but it doesn’t give any extra functionality that I need. It works directly in your browser (Chrome, Safari,...

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