Entries for May, 2012

How To Fix Moodle Gradebook Not Saving Grades

>Yesterday afternoon I had a couple of unconfirmed reports that the gradebook within Moodle wasn’t saving all of the submitted grades via the quick grading interface. After testing and confirming myself, I found that by drilling down into the individual groups and then marking worked just fine. Off I went to do a bit of […]

CSS Tips & Tricks, Shorten Your Code

>Firstly, I would like to say that I absolutely hate untidy CSS and code of any kind. The tips that I would like to share with you here will hopefully help you to avoid several calamaty errors that will make your site load more slowly and much more difficult to fix when something goes wrong. […]

Has Chrome Really Overtaken Internet Explorer?

>According to analytics site StatCounter, Google Chrome *brielfly* (and I stress briefly) overtook Internet Explorer in terms of market share for the week of 14th May 2012 to gain 32.76% against 31.94% for Internet Explorer. Reading further into the figures, they now show that the share has now declined to 31.88% which for me I […]

Performance Checking ob_start(“ob_gzhandler”) in PHP

>Since there seems to be a small debate on the Internet as to the usefulness of ob_start(“ob_gzhandler”) in PHP, I thought that I would conduct a little experiment of my own to see if in the real world it actually does make any difference. There is a valid argument that running this will actually introduce […]

How to Add Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) Back to Windows Server 2008 r2

>Doing a disk cleanup on servers isn’t something that you do very often, so when you have a new-ish server that needs a tidy, then normally one of the first things that you would do in Windows is a disk cleanup (cleanmgr.exe). So, when I came to run this today, I had completely forgotten how […]

PHP 5.4.1 LDAPS Fix

>After taking a bit of a break from blogging, I decided that it was time that I should do something again. Anyway, last month I took a stab at upgrading PHP to version 5.4, which contained some nice little features and performance improvements.¬†Almost everything went fine, apart from one little thing which made me roll […]

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