Install rxvt-unicode on CentOS 5

Posted by jason on Dec. 2, 2011, 6:41 a.m.
Tags: centos sysadmin utf8

Here's how to enable the EPEL repository and use it to only install the rvxt-unicode terminal.

Get the EPEL RPM package:


jason@jason:~ [322]$ wget -c http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

Install the .rpm:


jason@jason:~ [323]$ rpm -i epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm ...

Diagnosing Special Character Issues in Mysql

Posted by jason on June 15, 2011, 6:57 p.m.
Tags: mysql sysadmin utf8

Any webmaster who deals with Mysql and some website that uses PHP has probably run into character encoding issues at some point. Whether it's a user copying and pasting from Microsoft Word and getting those "curly quotes", converting a database from latin1 to utf8, importing data from another source ...