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Archive for August, 2012

Moving mail to “Local Folders” in Thunderbird

Recently, when moving mail from the uni’s mail server to Thunderbird’s “Local Folders”, a whole bunch of messages got corrupted. As you can see from the screenshot, the corrupted messages don’t have a subject, “from” is just a minus sign  and the date is always the same.

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How to burn a CD / DVD in Windows 7

The good news is that to burn files (pictures, mp3s, Word documents etc.) onto a CD or DVD in Windows 7 doesn’t require any extra software. Here’s how to do it:

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How to embed video in your WordPress site using HTML5

I have a Panasonic HDC-SD800 high definition video camera and I wanted to embed a couple of short film clips on a private website of mine, which runs on the latest version of WordPress (3.4.1 at time of writing). I also wanted to embed these videos using HTML 5 for those browsers which support it, and have a Flash fall-back for those which don’t.

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How to insert the current date into a DATETIME field in a MySQL database using PHP

This is a simple but effective tip that I picked up this week.

In the past, if I wanted to insert the current date into a table in a MySQL database from within a PHP script, I would always do something like this:

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