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Establishing an SSH Tunnel to Remotely Access a Mac Using AFP and VNC

Establishing an SSH Tunnel to Remotely Access a Mac Using AFP and VNC

The ability to remotely access a computer on a home network while away from home can often prove very useful.

Employing a technique known as SSH (Secure Shell) tunnelling this article describes how to securely access files on a remote computer using AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) and share that computer’s screen using VNC (Virtual Network Computing).

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Display Post View Count Plugin for WordPress.com Stats

Display Post View Count Plugin for WordPress.com Stats

Some while back I described a method for retrieving and displaying individual post view counts from WordPress.com for those who use the Stats module for site views.

This involved amending the theme’s files and having proved quite popular I thought I’d wrap this functionality in a simple plugin.

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Fixing WordPress “404 Object Not Found” Errors on a Mac OS X Local Server Environment

Fixing WordPress “404 Object Not Found” Errors on a Mac OS X Local Server Environment

Installing WordPress on a local server environment is fairly straight forward. On a Mac the local Apache server may report Error 404 Object not found! errors as it attempts to serve WordPress posts and pages.

These errors can often be attributed to the use of pretty permalinks in WordPress. Stopping them from occurring can be achieved by a simple amendment to the Apache server’s configuration file.

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Possible Cause of WordPress Jetpack Plugin Pagination Error

Possible Cause of WordPress Jetpack Plugin Pagination Error

Back in July 2011 I noticed a problem with the WordPress Jetpack plugin and page navigation on this site. With the Jetpack plugin activated page navigation worked only if I was logged-in as admin. When logged-out page urls were being incorrectly re-written and causing 404 Not Found errors.

Now, some 9 months after having first raised the issue a WordPress.org forum member seems to have found a possible cause.

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Apache Brush for the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved WordPress Plugin

Apache Brush for the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved WordPress Plugin

Having recently switched from SyntaxHighlighter MT to the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin I was unable to get my custom Apache brush I use for .htaccess and *.conf files to work.

While searching for an answer I found another version of an Apache brush, but couldn’t get that to work either. Further digging and I learnt that I needed to write a plugin to use a custom brush with SyntaxHighlighter Evolved.

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WordPress 3.x Page Navigation Error with inFocus Theme: Revisited

WordPress 3.x Page Navigation Error with inFocus Theme: Revisited

Shortly after the release of WordPress 3 I offered a solution to broken page navigation conceivably caused by upgrading from version 2.

Recently, in an attempt to fix a long-standing and seemingly unrelated issue, page navigation reared its head once more.

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