Install PHPMyadmin on VPS

PHPMyadmin is an invaluable tool for managing MySql databases. Installing PhpMyadmin on your VPS is very easy: (i) Go to the PHPMyadmin site to see which is the latest version. Currently, it is 3.5.1-all-languages.tar.gz. So, lets download the file: wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/phpmyadmin/phpMyAdmin/3.5.1/phpMyAdmin-3.5.1-all-languages.tar.gz Now unpack it: tar xvfz phpMyAdmin-3.5.1-all-languages.tar.gz It will unpack to a folder called phpmyadmin […]

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Why the new bitly design sucks

Bitly is my favourite url shortener. A few things I like particularly about it are: (i) it has had a very simple & uncluttered design; (ii) you can customize the shortened url. So instead of some gibberish like bit.ly/xyres, you can use bit.ly/cool_post(iii) you can monitor the number of clicks each link is getting and […]

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