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What i hate about Unix? Simplness of commands.: “Okay, I’m sitting there minding my own business and suddenly the PC goes bleepbeebeeebebeb.

Okay, I may slightly be doing a Ellen Feist on you, but its exactly how I feel?
Whats the difference between */ and /* ? a whole server!!!

Okay, the command I tried was this:

chmod 0644 */ -R

Which should have made all files in the directory I was in to 644 (Read and writeable by owner, but only readable by others). But as I was typing too fast I did this:

chmod 0644 /* -R

Which doesn’t do the same command, if I’m in /home/user/public_html, it doesn’t run the command from public_html it runs it from the root, right at the top, like setting all your C:/ to permission denied (For you XP readers).

Its just those few seconds while you wait for it to run, then reload it through your head and get that sickly feeling as you have just realised what you have done, you hit Ctrl +X as hard as you can but you know the damage is done

One server, over 300 users and I have just successfully written off the server, boy this day could get better 😦

(Via Dan Clarke Web design (Alternate Blog).)


How To Create a Flash XML Playlist Music Player | Minervity: “Home » Flash
How To Create a Flash XML Playlist Music Player
Submitted by Twinster on Sunday, 15 February 200920 Comments
I have gotten quite a lot of requests on different tutorials that my visitors would like to see on the site and it’s really exciting. I just wish I had the time to keep up with you and give you all what you want. But hang in there, I will get to ‘that’ exact tutorial you’re waiting for. I just have to take them one at a time.

This tutorial is a bit more complex than the other ones you can find on this site. Not necessarily harder, just a bit more code to pull it off.

It will cover all the steps necessary to get a working Flash XML MP3 Player for your site or blog. Necessary skills are once again basic. Software’s used are: Adobe Flash, Photoshop and a simple word processor of your choice for setting up your play list. I am using ‘Notes’ on windows just to simplify. Also some knowledge on how to use a ftp client to upload your player and music to your server is needed.

PS: You can find a working example of the player at the bottom of this tutorial. Enjoy!
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