NFS Server & Client Setup on CentOS 6.4

Install NFS on the server

[code]sudo su
yum install nfs-utils nfs-utils-lib
chkconfig nfs on
service rpcbind start
service nfs start[/code]

Edit /etc/exports on the server


Export the shares from bash

[code]exportfs -a[/code]

Install NFS on the client(s)

[code]sudo su
yum install nfs-utils nfs-utils-lib
chkconfig nfs on
service rpcbind start
service nfs start
mkdir -p /directory/to/share
mount /directory/to/share
mount /another/shared/dir[/code]

If there are no errors, check to see if your mount is active on the client with:

[code]df -h[/code]

Test the NFS Mount from the client

[code]touch /directory/to/share/somefile.txt[/code]

And now that file should be on both server and client. All Done!

Proven Delicious Tuna Marinades

In my house we love some tuna steaks. These fish are abundant here in South Florida and we often come home from fishing trips with pounds and pounds of fresh steaks. But how to prepare them? Here is a list of quick & easy tuna marinades that can be made with common ingredients. Simply add your tuna steaks and marinade to a large Ziplock bag and store in your refrigerator for several hours before grilling. I hope you enjoy!

  • Equal parts sesame oil and soy sauce with a pinch of celery seed
  • 7 parts zesty Italian dressing to 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • 3 parts teriyaki sauce to 1 part honey, mixed well
  • Equal parts orange juice and soy sauce, some chopped garlic, some chopped parsley, black pepper, a dash of lemon juice, a dash of olive oil

Automatic Featured Images for YouTube Posts

A few people have asked how I get the WordPress featured image for my YouTube posts. It’s actually quite simple – YouTube provides a thumbnail for each video you publish (in the form of{video_id}/0.jpg) that is free for the taking.

Here is a little script that detects a YouTube embed and automatically downloads, imports, and assigns your YouTube thumbnail as the posts’ featured image. Remove lines 3 and 4 if you’re not using post formats.

[code language=”php”]
function rdc_youtube_video_post( $post_id ) {
// No need to continue if it’s not a video post
if ( ‘video’ != get_post_format( $post_id ) )
return false;

// No need to continue if we already have a post thumbnail
if ( has_post_thumbnail( $post_id ) )
return false;

// Get the post content
$the_post = get_post( $post_id );
$the_content = $the_post->post_content;

// No need to continue if we haven’t inserted a youtube embed
if ( false === strpos( $the_content, ‘’ ) )
return false;

// Extract the youtube ID
$matches = array();
preg_match_all( ‘/*?)(?|")/i’, $the_content, $matches );
$yt_id = $matches[1][0];

// Bail if we don’t have a valid Youtube ID
if ( ! $yt_id || empty( $yt_id ) )
return false;

// Get the URL of the YouTube thumbnail
$yt_image_url = ‘’ . $yt_id . ‘/0.jpg’;

// Set up for importing and grab the remote image
$upload_dir = wp_upload_dir();
$image_contents = file_get_contents( $yt_image_url );
$filename = sanitize_file_name( basename( $yt_id . ‘.jpg’ ) );

// Create the upload directory if we must
if ( wp_mkdir_p( $upload_dir[‘path’] ) )
$file = trailingslashit( $upload_dir[‘path’] ) . $filename;
$file = trailingslashit( $upload_dir[‘basedir’] ) . $filename;

// Store the image file on the server
file_put_contents( $file, $image_contents );

// Check the mime type of the file
$mimetype = wp_check_filetype( $filename, null );

// Consolidate some details about the attachment
$attachment = array(
‘post_mime_type’ => $mimetype[‘type’],
‘post_title’ => $filename,
‘post_content’ => ”,
‘post_status’ => ‘inherit’,

// Insert the attachment into WordPress
$attach_id = wp_insert_attachment( $attachment, $file, $post_id );

// We need some additional functions
require_once( ABSPATH . ‘wp-admin/includes/image.php’ );

// Generate and save the attachment metadata
$attach_data = wp_generate_attachment_metadata( $attach_id, $file );
wp_update_attachment_metadata( $attach_id, $attach_data );

// Finally, set the post thumbnail to use our youtube image
set_post_thumbnail( $post_id, $attach_id );
add_action( ‘save_post’, ‘rdc_youtube_video_post’ );