Setting JAVA_HOME to proper value

Compile/Backport packages from source Ubuntu/Debian

I’ve run into several situations where the packages I want are not available on the distribution version I’m running.

One way to solve this is to upgrade to a newer distribution that contains the packages you want.

Daily SVN Incremental Backup

Lately I’ve had a lot of repositories to deal with, so I wanted to back it up, beside doing the usual, creating a hotcopy I decided to create incremental backups of all the repositories, so we can restore them even if for some reason the hotcopy fails or the repository get’s corrupted, both of them the master and the hotcopy.

So I need to do this on windows, and on linux (ubuntu), but this should work on all the distributions of linux, provided you have the required programs installed, this is mostly for Cygwin, because usually the tools required come pre-installed on the distributions, and you also have to have installed Subversion and have it in your path.

Domain and Web hosting on different servers

If you want a website you need two things, the domain name and the web hosting. I ran into a small problem a while ago, the usual method of integrating them together is simple, just point the domain nameservers to the web hosting nameservers and it’s finished, after the DNS fully propagates you can assign it to your account.

Move the steam apps installation folder

Well like a lot of people, I had a problem that I have no space on my install partition, at best around 2GB-3GB, so I wanted to move the SteamApp folder to a different partition which had a lot more space, but I couldn’t find anywhere in setting where to set install directory or where to change the install directory.

Unix timestamp in Intersystems Caché

I wanted to have Unix Timestamp in Intersystems Caché, but their timestamp is a little different than the one you are used  to in other programming languages, their timestamp is “ddddd,sssss.fff”, while Unix Timestamp is defined as the number of seconds elapsed since midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of January 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds.