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Solve Circular Inclusion Problems in C++

Solve Circular Inclusion Problems in C++

C++ is one of my favorite languages although sometimes even the things we really enjoy can drive us absolutely insane. This is especially true when dealing with header files and proper inclusions which, if you’re just staring out in the world of C++, can be confusing to say the least.

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Setup Eclipse for C++ 11 – Ubuntu 12.04

Setup Eclipse for C++ 11 – Ubuntu 12.04

If you’ve tried compiling something like std::to_string(42) and received a compiler error then chances are your Eclipse CDT isn’t set up for C++ 11.  No worries.  Everything you need is already installed, all you need to do is enter the proper project settings. To start you need to add the

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How to Back Up Alfresco – Step by Step With Script

How to Back Up Alfresco – Step by Step With Script

Alfresco is an open source data management tool that I’ve recently implemented and rely heavily on.  However finding complete instructions on how automate Alfresco backups was a bit of a challenge. Most sources were sketchy with good points scattered here and there.  Eventually I put together a set of instructions

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Quiet Server for the Home or Small Office

Quiet Server for the Home or Small Office

There’s a wide rang of server options for running professional grade services, such as hosting your own website out of your own home or small office. Although what people often forget is that high end, reliable servers are incredibly noisy. These machines are designed to run in collocation facilities where

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SQL 2005 on ESX Installation Fails – How Odd

SQL 2005 on ESX Installation Fails – How Odd

I’m sure that all professions have their share of daily headaches but computer science seems to take the cake. I find it amazing how a simple process that you may have done a dozen times over can suddenly turn into a vicious 3 hour hair-pulling endeavour for what seems like

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CreateVertexShader Returns E_INVALDARG

CreateVertexShader Returns E_INVALDARG

I do the majority of my 3D work in my spare time on my home machine. However while I’m on the go I may do some work on my laptop or bring my latest code to work to share with friends or to devote a relaxing lunch hour to programming

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Redirecting WordPress from Non-WWW to WWW on IIS

Redirecting WordPress from Non-WWW to WWW on IIS

So I’ve just completed my big move to the new Passive Press domain. The whole process was relatively painless except for one part. I needed a way to redirect non-www page requests to www ones so that when someone typed “passivepress.com” they would automatically get redirected to “www.passivepress.com”. Now if