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New Apple Photos app – location of photos on disk

We can barely call it new, but in a way it is, at least newer than the dreaded iPhoto (that I'm pretty sure will slowly die), Apple's Photos app is definitely one application worth having a look if you are using one of Apple's computers (like I do). I actually stopped working iPhoto and went over to Google's Picasa, but since Photos is around, I learned to like it; so far no real complaints. However, you might be the kind of guy who doesn't just like to see those images inside the app, but time to time you may want to just be sure you have it somewhere on the disk, and be able to manipulate it, copying or whatnot. Well, I have good news to you: those images you imported into the Photos app can be retrieved on the disk, and here is their location (of course, replace your_username with yours):

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The ordering is a little awkward, but I'm sure you'll find your way, otherwise use the comments below, and I'll be happy to help. Have fun!

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The best webhosting service ever, I mean, really!

Well, I'm kinda taking business away from myself, but not really. I do provide hosting services, but to be honest, for now, on a very small scale; business hasn't picked up the pace I would like it to, although, to be very honest, I haven't had much time making it work for me (too busy with daytime job, and other stuff in life, let me not go into that…). Either way, obviously, until my time comes, I also need a reliable webhosting service, and mine, the best of the best, with amazing, no bullsh*t support, a small but extremely professional business (I like “small but great” businesses, did I tell you that already?) that is called… wait for it (rolling drums)… Lithium Hosting.

All of my web data, all of my domains, simply everything of the stack is hosted, registered… etc with them, and I really have absolutely nothing to complain about, moreover, I have never had the experience I had with LI with any other support team ever in my life before – wow, how nice does it feel that I can honestly say that without any hesitation or doubt!

So guys, if you're looking for your best web hosting (or domain registrar… etc) experience ever, I can only recommend connecting with Lithium Hosting, so go ahead and create your account. Just don't forget to come back here often, and as soon as my webhosting business starts to pick up, to transition to me. 🙂

p.s.: do I get a referral bonus if you join? Sure I do, but why would you not want to help me with that, right? 🙂 Thanks!

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Simple things: how to center horizontally Glyphicons using Twitter Bootstrap

One of my simplest answers is performing best on StackOverflow.com, would you believe it? It's a simple question: How do I center Glyphicons horizontally using Twitter Bootstrap? Here is my answer to it:

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That's it, super simple, isn't it?

Source: webeno's answer to horizontally centering glyphicons in Twitter Bootstrap on StackOverflow.com.

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MAC US Wi-Fi card doesn't support channel 12

At one stage in my home network admin guru self exploration ride, I wanted to use channel 12 on my router, as somewhere I read it's best to use a channel that isn't overcrowded (since then I learned it isn't all that simple as just picking a channel that no other router around me uses, but a little more than that like overlapping wifi channels, and ways to avoid them [recommended read!]). So I set my router to channel 12 and was happy to acknowledge my (temporary) success. Shortly after that, my wife started to complain that she sometimes loses connection, and cannot get it back only after a couple of tries, potentially a restart or not even (well, the first few symptoms I realized are unfortunately quite common issues with an MBA, but that's a wholly different story). It disconnected so often, that I started to work on fixing it somehow, even though I had no idea what the issue could be. Finally I found it: apparently a lot depends on the Wi-Fi card used in the device; although it has been bought in Europe, it's card was a US one, which does not support channel 12. To find out the locale of your Wi-Fi card, you just have to click the Apple logo on any OSX based computer / laptop, then choose 'About This Mac', and click 'System Report…'. In the new window that opens, click 'Wi-Fi' under the 'Network' folder. Below 'Interfaces:' you'll find your card information, among others its Locale, and (recently) a section called 'Supported Channels'.

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WordPress: disable password reset

So you would like to take full control of your WordPress blog's / website's user management, and thus want to disable the password reset function (maybe you only want to allow specific users to access it), and thought it's just one simple function in your functions.php file, and that's it?

Well, it turns out it's a little more than that, otherwise you'll miss the important bits and pieces, and will end up keeping a backdoor open.

So let me share with you the full code that is needed to ensure password reset is disabled completely in your WordPress blog or website:

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