mysql-variables-my-cnf-fileThis is really useful for me because I work with dozens of different database servers. The first thing I do is run this command and paste it into the servers /etc/my.cnf file. That way I will always know the original value and it just makes life much easier.

$ mysql -NBe 'SHOW VARIABLES' |sed 's,\t,^=,'|column -ts^|tr "\n" '@'|eval $(echo "sed '" "s,@\("{a..z}"\),\n\n\1,;" "'")|tr '@' "\n"|sed 's,^,# ,g'

MySQL

As a security nut myself, and also a Linux admin, one of my biggest pet peeves is when I've taken the time and care to segment all the users on a server into separate home directories, and then some developer comes along, logs in as root, and changes the ownership of files. Other things can cause this, like Apache, PHP, Mutt, etc.. So I've always used a cron job that executes daily (and on demand) which automatically fixes all the permissions back to what they should be.

Linux

disqus default sort orderIf you are using Disqus on your site, you will see that annoyingly the default sort order for listing comments is 'best'.

I have implemented disqus on many sites and the number 1 request I get is to change the default sort order to newest.

There is no documentation or hints anywhere to solve this. So I solved it.

Javascript