Starting with Strace

What is strace? Strace is a “system call trace” program. It attaches to a process and tracks system calls and signals made to and from it (and possibly it’s children). There are limitations to strace, some of which are detailed below. However, strace can be a very valuable tool for determining the root cause of many issues. This post only covers very basic usage of strace. The example used here can be done using jailshell. …

X-Men Type Effect

I gave our editor, Chris Main, a few options for this issue’s “Down & Dirty Tricks” column and, of course, he went with the X-Men type effect.

Customizing Paper Lantern

Paper Lantern made its debut in cPanel & WHM version 11.42 around February of this year. We said, at the time, that 11.42 was just the beginning. In 11.46, we’re turning our attention to the single most frequently requested feature for Paper Lantern. Customization A month ago, we updated the Paper Lantern demo server with upcoming support for styles. You can use styles to customize the look and feel, fonts, …

Extracting Transparent Elements

In today’s tutorial, we’ll make quick work of extracting a busy, transparent water splash element from a white background using channels.

Flip Fonts Effect

What’s nice about this technique is its simplicity and flexibility. You can have as many or as few tiles as needed, and you can change the font color or messaging very easily. It’s one of those simple but effective techniques that works perfectly as an additional design element.

Localization: x3 and Paper Lantern in 29 Languages

Greetings, I am Phil King, Product Owner for the Angry Llama scrum team, which is actively completing our work to provide translations for cPanel & WHM. Ken Power summarized the localization project in a recent post. I am pleased to announce that we have merged the 29 available translations into cPanel & WHM version 11.46. This work represents a great many changes to how we phrase things in x3 and Paper Lantern and …

Bro Code #514 – A Bro Always Updates His Custom Perl Modules

If you use custom code on your cPanel & WHM servers, please read this message! Without further action on your part, your custom code may break in cPanel & WHM version 11.46. In version 11.46, cPanel & WHM will ship with binaries that we have compiled against Perl version 5.14.4. Previously, code that was compiled against cPanel binaries used Perl 5.6. Because of this, the upgrade to Perl 5.14.4 will have a direct effect on …


Linux : How do you display each sub-directory size in a list format via the command line

If you want to get a list of the directories and their sizes in a list format then siply use the below: du -h Provides this but it displays all of the sub-folders. du -h

Wedding Grid

This is a cool grid effect I did back in my first book, Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, and I thought it lent itself nicely to a wedding-themed design. With a few updated tricks for this technique, you can definitely have some fun with your wedding images.

Hands On Houston: cPanel Conference 2014

cPanel Conference 2014 is less than two months away and it is already shaping up to be our best conference yet. After last year’s exciting detour in New Orleans, we’re thrilled to be back home in Houston, Texas and we’re injecting our vibrant city’s flavor into this year’s experience. If you’ve attended a previous cPanel Conference, you already know the reasons why you shouldn’t miss this event, but if you’ve never attended, here are just …

Pitted, Rusty Type Effect

Create a type effect to go along with the pirate theme for Photoshop World 2014. While finding a swashbuckler-looking font was pretty easy, I also wanted the type to have a very textured, rusty appearance, as if it were a piece of iron or steel that had been exposed to the elements of the high seas for an extended period of time.

No Server Left Behind! (Removal of MySQL Blockers)

Earlier this year, we implemented a blocker that requires you to upgrade your MySQL server to version 5.5 or later before you can upgrade your cPanel & WHM server to version 11.44. We are removing the blocker from cPanel & WHM versions 11.40 and later for MySQL versions 5.0 and 5.1 so that you can use the new and improved MySQL update tool that we will release very …

FrontPage Removal Option in cPanel & WHM 11.44

Microsoft® discontinued support for FrontPage® Extensions on Linux servers in 2006. Because of this, cPanel strongly recommends that you do not install FrontPage, and that you uninstall it as soon as possible if it is currently on your server. cPanel & WHM software version 11.44 introduces an easy way to remove FrontPage in preparation for our own discontinuation of support. In WHM’s Uninstall FrontPage Extensions interface (Home >> FrontPage >> Uninstall FrontPage Extensions), the new Uninstall FrontPage For All Users option …

Grungy Marble Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to create cutout text from a shape, then style it to give it a grungy, marble-like look using layer styles and a couple of textures.

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