August 26, 2011

CentOS VM to run tomcat/wordpress/mediawiki

The following are the commands i used to set up a new VM running CentOS to run tomcat & php for Wordpress/mediawiki sites...

Update the VM OS

yum -y update

Install Apache & Autostart

yum -y install httpd
/sbin/chkconfig --level 2345 httpd on
service httpd start

Install PHP

yum -y install php
yum -y install php-mysql
yum -y install php-mcrypt
yum -y install php-gd
yum -y install php-xml
yum  -y install php-mbstring
yum -y install ImageMagick   
Note: If you get an older version of php this is how to update

Install Email & Autostart

yum -y install sendmail
chkconfig --levels 2345 sendmail
service sendmail restart

Install mySQL, Autostart, Setup password

yum -y install mysql-server
/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 mysqld on
service mysqld start
mysqladmin -u root password NEW_PASSWORD

Install wordpress

chown apache:apache wp

Install Java, & Tomcat

download from jre from


cd /tmp
wget -O jre-6u27-linux-i586-rpm.bin
chmod +x jre-6u27-linux-i586-rpm.bin


wget -O /tmp/tomcat6.tar.gz
tar xvf tomcat6.tar.gz
mv apache-tomcat-6.0.33 /var/tomcat6

August 23, 2011

Crash Fix: mRemote 1.5 has stopped working

If you have ever used mRemote, it is a great utility for connecting to Remote System via SHH and Remote Desktop etc... 

A few days ago i started seeing the message saying mRemote has stopped working and every time i start it, it would crash.... This is a fix...

mRemote saves data in 2 locations....


If you get the crash, I recommend the following

  1. backing up your config file from C:\Users\<>\AppData\Local\Felix_Deimel\mRemote\confCons.xml 
  2. Removing all the files in 
    1. c:\Users\<>\AppData\Local\Felix_Deimel
    2. c:\Users\<>\AppData\Roaming\Felix_Deimel
  3. Restore your config file

That should do it... 


June 16, 2011

Android Developers: Free Book Android design guidelines

Mutual Mobile inc. has released an updated version of their Android design guidelines document. This excellent and compact (44 pages) document can be valuable for anyone writing or designing software for Android.

The guidelines contain following subjects:
  • sizes and resolution
  • UI elements
  • icons
  • dialog and listview icons
  • widgets
  • draw9patch
  • gestures
  • gingerbread
  • honeycomb
  • conventions

Download the PDF from Mutual Mobile's website for free:
Android UI Design Patterns: Mutual Mobile's Android design guidelines (PDF)

June 10, 2011

Get Ready for Spring Framework 3.1

Source Team Blog: Spring Framework 3.1 M2 released 

If you have not see what is new in Spring 3.1 check out the following page

New Features and Enhancements in Spring 3.1

Form me,  the big wins are:

  • Better Cache Integration
  • Better Validation Controllers

May 14, 2011

Android Developers: Google IO app now open source

Just a quick note from the Google I/O. The IO app was today released as open source. It contains many of the UI pattern implementations and supports Honeycomb as well as phones. It is probably the best source for up-to-date examples.

Get the source from here.