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How to completely uninstall MariaDB from a Debian 7 server

There are many guides about how to install and configure popular applications on Linux servers, but not much on how to remove them. I found this out when I needed to install a MariaDB Galera cluster on a server which already had a stand-alone…
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It doesn't bloody work! 4 things to keep in mind when reporting a bug

As a professional software engineer, I deal with bug reports all the time. As a result, I have had my fair share of tickets which read something along the lines of: "<insert arbitrary feature here> is not working!!!". Don't get…
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Excellent Command Prompt Alternative

My good friend Alireza recently sent me a link to an alternative command prompt application for Windows called Cmder. When I first clicked the link, my initial thought was "this looks nice, but is it really worth installing a…
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Making WordPress comments form work with Bootstrap 3

While re-designing my WordPress blog template I came across the challenge of making the WordPress comments form play nicely with Bootstrap 3. Unlike the search form which is easily customized by simply adding a 'searchform.php' template…