Tools to Measure and Improve Battery Life on Thinkpads in Linux

Here are some tools to start measuring and improving battery life in Linux. Measuring Power Performance ibam Working with Power Settings Tool to help set optimal battery settings: http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html With has a decent intro on makeusof. To summarize, install using apt-get: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw Optionall for ThinkPad: sudo apt-get … Continued

Vagrant Tools for WordPress Development

The whole Vagrant ecosystem is developing rapidly with numerous tools being updated and created. While it’s hard to keep up with all the new individual software entrants, there are a couple of tools that I keep coming back to as I become more comfortable with my WordPress development workflow. Vagrant Tools VVV (Varying Vagrant Vagrants) Alison … Continued

Using Vagrant for WordPress Development

Creating WordPress Plugins and Themes is a fairly easy process. However, creating a new WP site on a local machine can be fairly tedious. Add to this the individual quirks of servers, and the setup differences between local and production environments and and you start to appreciate the benefits of a real sand-boxed solution. The … Continued

Importing OVF Files Into Virtualbox

In order to quickly create a new WordPress virtual machine, download a new appliance from Turnkey Linux’s WordPress page. For this specific post, download the ‘zip’ file from the ‘OVF’ link. Once downloaded, unzip the file and hack away! See the screenshots for a quick overview, or dive in and read the article.

A Case for Virtual Machines

When Tinkering Gets Out of Hand As a content management system, WordPress excels at tracking your content. By simply applying a new theme, the feeling and tone of the underlying content can be perceived in new and expressive ways. So, what do you do when you’re ready to go beyond tweaking a few lines in … Continued