Knowledge Base

Slick Knowledge Base brings you dozens of articles from various topics. Web design, programming, operating systems, software, hardware. Explore and enjoy!

Knowledge is the biggest treasure of humanity. I believe that by sharing my experience from IT sector and big passion to it, I will be able to wake up creativity inside you.


  • After MAMP is installed on OS X, you can use command line (terminal) to access MySQL in exactly the same way as on Linux. It’s very handy when you have to deal with importing or exporting huge SQL files. On of the things that can become little bit frustrating is that when normally you would… read more

  • Background Caffeine is an awesome application that in case of any need will prevent your Mac from going to sleep mode. Unfortunately Caffeine’s icons have not been designed for Retina displays and on Macs with Retina all you will see will be pixelated cup (of coffee obviously). New icons JimmyGreen did some beautiful icons that… read more

  • Preparation Mavericks Before we’ll begin, I assume that you’ve already downloaded free OS X Mavericks from Apple Store. Connect your Mac to a power supply and prepare USB flash drive with at least 8 gigabytes of free space. USB drive If your Mavericks image is already downloaded, then let’s prepare our USB drive. Plug in… read more

  • Who does not like classics? Age of Empires from 1997 is one of the most famous real time strategies ever made. Graphics can be poor comparing to today’s games but gameplay itself is still unbeatable in my humble opinion, even after so many years after release. Trial version of this game was always available from… read more

  • It’s quite easy but the point is to know what combination of buttons should be pressed at once. Quickly press Home button and without releasing quickly press sleep / wake button. You should hear a sound of a camera taking a picture. Your screenshot will be located in your camera roll.

  • By default, login window language will be set to the same language that you have chosen during instalation of your OS X. If you want to change it, you will need just terminal and administrator privileges. Open terminal (if you don’t know where it is, type ⌘ Space to open Spotlight – then type “terminal”).… read more

  • It may happen that for some particular reasons you will have to know the exact template name, that you’re currently using. Below code works in functions.php and obviously in other places as well. Simple function can look like this: Call this function inside any template and var_dump result to see what you will get.

  • Wget is very handy Linux command. I wrote about it some articles. Unfortunately we won’t find it in OS X. There is very easy workaroud. We will use curl instead. Let’s assume that we want to download jQuery library into our project directry from official page. Recent jQuery library can be reached using below address:… read more

  • You can download more than one file using wget. If there’s only any pattern in the names of your files you can use it. Please see this example. Three archives we would like to download: Now see below syntax and see what has been changed: Because of the fact that all above files are part… read more

  • There’s a possibility to manipulate the speed of files we’re fetching using wget. All you have to add is additional parameter at the end of your request URL. For example: Take a look at: