How to install Prestashop on mysql 5.7 or newer

TL;DR version: here’s how you can solve the Prestashop installation error “SQL error on query Invalid default value for ‘last_connection_date’”. If you are installing a Prestashop CMS for your e-commerce needs on a server that is configured with a mysql backend with version numbers 5.7, or any of its newer versions, you might get stuck

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Quick apache .htaccess rules writer in PHP

Sometimes it’s good to have a quick .htaccess rules writer for your server / host, to block a larger number of IP addresses from accessing stuff on your site, like spambots, or people (bored kids ?) who try to hack into your site or blog. If you use any kind of statistics plugin on your

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How to fix the Gimp floating toolbars bug in KDE/TDE trinity

The TDE Desktop environment is an extraordinary piece of software that allows one to keep working with the computer as KDE used to look and feel like before the switch or “upgrade” to KDE 3 and before that, and as the project’s maintainers themselves state, with ” … a primary goal of retaining the function

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Debian, Q4OS, TDE = the holy trinity in linux !

Finally, I can say wholeheartedly, that after having tried and tested very thoroughly, more then 200 linux distributions found on distrowatch.com, I have found the best, fastest, simplest, most complete, most user-friendly, efficient, task-oriented linux distro to date ! Last time when I was so excited and so pleased about anything in computer technology, was

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The anti-efficiency paradigm

You might think that with all this technology around us, that not only makes our lives easier, but supposedly makes us more comfortable, human society (I won’t dare call it a civilisation, until it becomes one) at large has become more efficient in whatever goals it’s pursuing, but the truth is, that if we compare the

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How to add a feedburner subscription popup to your blogger blog

The Blogger platform, operated by internet giant Google, is actually a quite complete blogging solution, and currently millions of bloggers use it to publish anything from poetry to rants to tech news ans gossip, basically, if any topic is decent and useful, you can probably find a .blogspot blog about that topic. But even though

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Skype is becoming a useless, shiny bloatware

I always wonder how is it that a perfectly working, useful program with a nice, tidy interface, made by a small, noname company starts becoming a shiny, error-prone, useless piece of bloatware after big, hotshot companies buy the product or the entire company that used to make it. And I wonder why the hell do

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