Colin Robinson

Just another guy on the internet


Use MariaDB with PhpStorm

Update August 2018: PHPStorm now includes MariaDB as a schema type but does not include the driver files. It does offer to download the MariaDB driver for you, but if you want to use the native driver, install mariadb-jdbc from the AUR and edit the MariaDB entry in PHPStorm to use /usr/share/java/mariadb-jdbc/mariadb-java-client.jar as the driver […]

Automatically switch Xfce panel layout when plugging in a monitor

Xfce has great multi-monitor support. Different panels on each monitor, it all works great. I’ve used it with multiple monitors on my desktop for 5+ years. Love it. But you run into some annoyances with laptops. Half the time I’m using my laptop on its own, and half the time I’m using it with an […]

English style decimal marks with a European keyboard layout

Suppose you live in Europe where they separate numbers with commas instead of periods. Written: Six thousand eight hundred and forty three and two tenths English/American: 6,843.2 European 6 843,2 Suppose you also have a European keyboard and use a European keyboard layout but the stupid comma in the numpad drives you mad. Simple fix […]

How to free up space in rootfs on Arch Linux

Is your rootfs partition at 100% and causing you problems? I’ve been hovering around 95%-100% for a few weeks now. Being at 95% is fine, but 100% can cause all kinds of problems. I was testing a form on my local web server and couldn’t do file uploads because “the disk was full.” I was […]

Setting up a LAMP for local development on Arch Linux

Just installed Arch Linux (after leaving Ubuntu due to Unity/GNOME 3). Now I need to setup my development environment. This should work for most distros, not just Arch. I want Apache, MySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin, and SSL. Because its easy and I’m lazy, we’re going to setting up XAMPP. As always, first reference the wiki (Xampp […]