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Three easy ways to get rid of "Please consider turning off register globals if possible"

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Using register globals in PHP is seen by many in the community as a security risk. That being said OSTicket wants you to disable register globals because of this risk. However a lot of people who deploy OSTicket are not system administrators who know how to do this. This short article will outline three different ways that you can achieve this.

1. Manually locate and edit your php.ini. Location of this file will vary depending on Operating System and version. However some common locations are:

Debian Linux (etch or squeeze)
location: /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

Recover or Reset Admin account passowrd in OSTicket

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So you have locked yourself out of your OSTicket installation and you want to reset or recover your password. First of all the password is stored in a md5 encrypted state, and really isn't recoverable, but you can easily change it to something that you do know. It honestly amazes me how many times I have had to answer this question over on osticket.com, so it seemed to me that perhaps its worth mentioning here.

NEWS: OSTicket 1.7 RC3 released

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Great news for OSTicket users today. OSTicket 1.7 Release Candidate 3 (RC3) became available at 2:52am. Here is what the devs mentioned in the WHATS NEW:

* Bug fixes from rc2
* Canned auto-reply template
* Modal dialogs
* PEAR packages upgrade
* Email encoding

OSTicket is a popular [free] open source trouble ticketing system or help desk software built on MySQL/PHP. It monitors an email account and lets users send email or use a web UI to open a trouble ticket.

NEWS: OSTicket 1.7 RC2 released

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Yesterday OSTicket 1.7 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) became available. Here is what the devs mentioned in the WHATS NEW:

* Bug fixes from rc1
* Nested help topics support

OSTicket is a popular [free] open source trouble ticketing system built on MySQL/PHP.

You can get the latest RC version over at Github. As a reminder this version is for developers and enthusiasts only and should never be used for a production environment.

Neat income percentile calculator

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Remeber the Occupy Wall Street protest [which started in NY on September 17, 2011]? Of course you do! It hasn't even been a year. Since you remember you're very familiar with all the "We are the 99%" pictures all over the net. Well today I found a "What Income Percentile Are You" calculator over at Intuit's web site. Ever wonder what percentile you are actually in? The calculator will tell you. I displays both your US percentile and world percentile. Check it out with the link below:

One month of MyFitnessPal a review

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I do not usually post about things that I consider too personal, but I've achieved something personal that I found I just had to share. I'm not the healthiest person in the world, and I know I eat too much because at heart I'm a "fat kid" and love food. My daughter came to visit this summer and we started hitting the gym together almost every day. After about three weeks of doing this I noticed that my belt that fit perfectly before was now too loose. It still worked as a belt but barely.

OST: MOD: Reports Module 5.0 -- custom From address

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How To Edit Scottro's Reports Mod v5.0 to add custom
From address when emailing a report in 3 easy steps

So you've installed scottro's Reports Mod 5.0 in your OSTicket implementation and noticed that when you email a report to someone the From: tag is populated with his email address. This is of course not the behavior you want from the mod so you want to change it. Then this is the mod to the mod for you!

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