Unix Magic Trick: Rename stuff in bulk

Here’s a magic-trick I rock from time to time. I only graze the basic abilities of the “rename” program, but even in my basic use of it, I find it super helpful.

In this case, I had a situation where my eBooks had been resorted from a massive flat directory in to one containing sub-dirs […]

The Anti-Epic Tale of Making IIS Play Nice with Apache

"Genius"

The Mission

To run an Apache server (on Windows) on the same machine that was already hosting IIS.

The Strategy

The plan was to alter each virtual host defined in IIS to not bind to the typical HTTP/HTTPS ports (80 & 443), but instead have it use arbitrary ports (was to be 8080 […]