Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Youtube Video's thumbnail in not showing when sharing to FaceBook

After posting the thumbnail-less link to my page for the hundredth time, I decided to try sharing the link via the Facebook App on my Mobile Phone. When I did, I noticed a that the app added a suffix to my original link "&sns=fb".

I tried it and it worked...first try. I'm hoping it works when I try to post our next weekly video.

Try the following steps. I hope they work for you, too!

1) On the YouTube video page, click "Share" - be sure to select "Long Link".

2) Copy the link and paste it into your Notepad program.

3) Add "&sns=fb" to the end of the link. 

4) Copy your new link and paste it into your Facebook status.

5) Cross your fingers.

Another  solution:

Go here and enter the URL
It will force it to refresh the cache for the given URL.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How to select and generate locales on Ubuntu

For those of you who are used to running "dpkg-reconfigure locales" on Debian to select and generate locales you may be a bit disappointed at the seemingly broken way it is done under Ubuntu.

When I say broken "dpkg-reconfigure locales" does not yield an interface that allows you to select and deselect locales. It simply generates the locales mentioned in "/var/lib/locales/supported.d/local" file.

Therefore if you want to generate a bunch of locales you will need to add them to this file and re-run:

dpkg-reconfigure locales

NOTE: One locale per line.

For a list of valid locales you can search through "/usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED".

Source: Here

Monday, October 29, 2012

TYPO3 - Lock file could not be created

Create the directory ./typo3temp/locks/ and make it writable for the user your Apache is running with.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Setup curl to permanently use a proxy

Curl will look for a .curlrc file in your home folder when it starts.

You can create (or edit) this file and add this line:

proxy =

Setting HTTP Proxy for SVN

Edit the servers file


and set the proxy server and port.

Uncomment and change the lines necessary:

# http-proxy-exceptions = *,
http-proxy-host =
http-proxy-port = 8080

# http-proxy-username = defaultusername
# http-proxy-password = defaultpassword
# http-compression = no
# http-auth-types = basic;digest;negotiate
# No http-timeout, so just use the builtin default.
# No neon-debug-mask, so neon debugging is disabled.
# ssl-authority-files = /path/to/CAcert.pem;/path/to/CAcert2.pem

If you get some error like this:

svn: /etc/.subversion/servers: 148: Option expected

then it means that you have a space at the start of the property which you have un-commented. Make sure that there is no space in the beginning of the property in the servers file.